Originally known as Shenk’s Distillery, when Lou Foreman took over, he created the Michter’s brand by combining his two son’s names – Michael and Peter. The distillery is now known as Michter’s
N: If I’d been told this was whisky, I’d have rolled my ‘god damn, not more ex-bourbon cask-driven contemporary Scotch nonsense’ eyes, but then I got myself in check and remembered Dave C Smith’s ‘terrible champagne, great prosecco’ lesson [WLP]. Of what I’ve tried of Michter’s, it’s their bourbon that shines the most and I simply marvel at the consistency of quality. Instantly there’s that Kentucky fungal depth with a biscuit sponge sweetness. That’ll pretty much do it for now. Enjoy, dive on in.
T: This is delicious varnish-light, soft-rich small-batch pot still corn whiskey, the cask not dominating at all. “A soft hug”, as Andrea says, is right – a soft-yet-firm perfect straight-ahead article with a perfect sour touch.
F: Gentle and balanced finish.
C: Unwavering [affordable] excellence.