Forced to allocate all its whiskey offerings due to growing demand, Michter’s Distillery will not be releasing its Michter’s US*1 Toasted Barrel Bourbon during 2016. “The incredible popularity of our Toasted Barrel Bourbon release during the past two years made this a very tough decision,” said Michter’s Distillery PresidentJoseph J. Magliocco. “The problem is every drop of our Toasted Barrel Bourbon that we release this year is one less drop of our Michter’s US*1 Bourbon that we have to allocate to our distributors and importers.” Read full press release
In the late 1700s, bourbon distilleries helped shape downtown Louisville by opening offices along a section of Main Street that became known as Whiskey Row. But after Prohibition forced most of their closures, Louisville took a back seat in the state’s bourbon story.
Now, with several distilleries already open around the city’s center and a handful more on the way, Louisville is becoming a bourbon tourism destination at an unprecedented pace. Full story
Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries filled more than 1.88 million barrels last year, the most since 1967, according to a news release from the Frankfort-based Kentucky Distillers’ Association trade group. Full story
Local bourbon fans are provincial about their booze, and some have eyed the Pennsylvania-born brand as an outsider needing to prove its tastiness amid so many strong local competitors. Full story
Michter’s Distillery has released a limited number of its annual US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon expression as the company “does not have adequate stocks to meet demand”. The variant made its debut in Autumn 2014, and is made by ageing Michter’s existing US*1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon for an additional period in a second custom-made barrel. Full story
A great look at late 2014 limited edition whiskeys. Full story
Louisville is getting back to its boozy roots. America’s only native spirit, bourbon is big business, with Kentucky producing some 95 percent of the world’s supply. According to the Kentucky Distillers Association, there were 4.9 million barrels of bourbon aging in Kentucky in 2012. That’s more than a whole barrel for each Kentuckian. Full story