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Michter's master distiller approves 2018 release of 10 Year Kentucky Straight Rye

Published 20 June 2018

Michter's is all set to release its 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye, as the company’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann has approved this year’s release.

These barrels were selected from Michter's stocks of aging whiskeys by Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson, who assessed them with Ms. Heilmann.

Shipments of the 2018 release of Michter's 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye will begin shortly before the Fourth of July holiday as a shortage in supply of Michter's whiskeys continues.

Michter's president Joseph J. Magliocco said: "We have been expanding our operations, but great whiskey takes time. At Michter's we've made a conscious decision to continue to take the costly and time-consuming steps we do, rather than adopt practices that would increase our supply more quickly.

“Our team is committed to offering the highest quality whiskey possible, and we're grateful to everyone who has been loyal to Michter's as we have been working through these shortages."

Michter's distiller and vice president production Dan McKee, an integral member of the distillery's tasting panel, had the opportunity to sample the 2018 release of Michter's 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye prior to its bottling, and he said: "I'm excited about this 10 Year Rye release. It's a great representation of a Kentucky style rye at a really sweet spot in the maturation process. Pam and Andrea decided to bottle it at just the right point."

The suggested US retail price per 750ml bottle of Michter's 10 Year Rye is $160.

Beyond its main distillery in the Shively section of Louisville, Michter's operations extend to two other sites in Kentucky. In Springfield, Michter's has begun farming estate grown grain on its 145-acre property, while in downtown Louisville, Michter's is planning to open its second distillery in the historic Fort Nelson building later this year. 

Fort Nelson boasts a prime location on West Main Street opposite the Louisville Slugger Bat Factory and Museum and on the same block as the Frazier Museum.

Michter's makes highly acclaimed, limited production whiskeys that are subject to allocation because demand has exceeded supply. Michter's is renowned for its single barrel rye, small batch bourbon, single barrel bourbon, and small batch American whiskey.  

Source: Company Press Release