October 2019

Michter's Distillery Tour

We visited Michter's 78,000 square foot distillery on 12.8 acres in Shively.  This is not the Fort Nelson micro-distillery and visitor center on Main St., but a special treat for the Brotherhood because the distillery is not open for public tours.

Meeting with us was Michter's new Master Distiller, Dan McKee, as well Andrea Wilson, Master of Maturation.  The event start with appetizers and a welcome cocktail.  Then we toured the distillery to learn about Michter's "cost be damned" process for producing the finest whiskey.  Did you know that Michter's whiskey goes into the barrel at a very low entry proof of 103, that they have a unique process for heat cycling their barrels and that they use filtration methods specific to each product?

After the tour, we enjoyed a tasting of Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon, Single Barrel Rye, Toasted Sour Mash Bourbon and 10 Year Bourbon along with some additional snacks.  Of course we had awesome door prizes as always.

Photos courtesy of Yono Photographer.  Professional promotional models provided by  Accent Models Louisville.