United States
Michter's is produced in two facilities: their original Michters distillery situated in Shively, as well as their second Fort Nelson distillery located in the heart of Louisville that was salvaged and renovated in 2012, opening in 2019.

Some of the most popular expressions of Michter's include: Michter's US*1 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey and Michter's US* Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey.

Flavor profile of this American Whiskey typically features notes of caramel, spicy, vanilla and sour.
What Michter’s do they drink on Billions? On the cult classic TV show Billions, characters Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, and several others from the Billions cast, taste tested classics from the Michter's range including their 25 year old straight rye, US*1 Rye, US*1 Bourbon, 25 year old straight Bourbon, and the highly sought after, award-winning Sour Mash.

Michter's Flavor Spiraltm
  • caramel
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • honey
  • smoky
  • dried fruit
  • sweet
  • toasted
  • oak
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It is believed that during the famous Winter encampment at Valley Forge, George Washington himself rode to the nearby distillery and acquired a few barrels of Rye to keep his soldiers warm.
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When you see Rye Whiskey newcomers calling their spirit a “classic Rye,” you can bet they are comparing themselves to Michter’s Rye Whiskey, because Michter’s was literally the first.


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Michter’s currently has two distilleries, a renovated distillery that was revamped in 2012 which opened its doors in 2019, and the original Michter’s Distillery which is situated in Shively, a section of Louisville with traditional Whiskey roots.

The history of Michter’s dates all the way back to 1753 when Shenk’s Whiskey — America’s first Whiskey company was founded before the American Revolution in Pennsylvania.

It was during the 1950s that the distillery owner Lou Forman decided to create a new brand for the facility – Michter's – an eponymous combination of the names of his two sons, Michael and Peter.

Michter's carries a wide range of award-winning, single barrel, small batch Bourbons, Ryes, and Whiskies, but they are arguably most famous for their Rye.

Sprawled across 12.8 acres, Micther’s original 78,000 square foot facility boasts a custom-built 46-foot copper column still equipped with a with a distinctive copper pot still doubler.

The still was designed by Vendome’s Rob Sherman, Michter’s Master Distiller Emeritus Willie Pratt, and Michter’s Master Distiller Pam Heilmann.

After distillation, the Whiskeys enter bespoke toasted and charred barrels at a lower entry proof of 103.

The aging Spirit then undergoes a unique Heat Cycling maturation technique which expands and contracts the Whiskey absorbing more flavors from the sugars.

Heat cycling induces extra cycles within a given year, and although costly it vastly enhances the flavor of the Whiskey.
Distillery info:
  • Country United States
  • Status Active
  • Address 2351 New Millennium Dr, Louisville, KY 40216, USA
  • Phone +1 502-774-2300
  • Websitehttps://www.michters.com
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