Michter Distillery has released its 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye for 2021.
This release will be the only release of the 10 year rye this year, the distillery said of it, along with noting they feel it is a multi-layered, bold, rich and complex whiskey.
“I believe that this Michter’s 10 Year Rye release showcases how terrific American rye whiskey can be. Twenty years ago it was really challenging to sell rye whiskey, but the whiskey press as well as supporters in the restaurant and the retail segments of our industry have done wonders to power rye’s resurgence,” said Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco in a prepared statement.
The suggested retail price per 750ml bottle of Michter’s 10 year rye is $170. The distiller is seen as normally making highly acclaimed limited production whiskeys and is renowned for its small batch bourbon, single barrel rye and small batch American whiskey.
“We wish we had more 10 Year Rye whiskey to share with Michter’s fans. Unfortunately, we continue to struggle to meet demand on all of our whiskeys as these expressions require time and attention to detail to reach the peak quality level for which Michter’s is known. Despite the limited stocks, we believe Michter’s drinkers will be thrilled with the results of this year’s efforts,” said Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson.
Michter’s is located in the Shively section of Louisville and has operations that extend to two other sites in Kentucky. In Springfield, Michter’s is farming estate-grown grain on its 205-acre property, while in downtown Louisville, Michter’s has its second distillery in the historic Fort Nelson building.
“In addition to our new release of 10 Year Rye, one development at Michter’s which I’m particularly excited about is the expansion of our Springfield Farm and Operations from 145 to 205 acres. This will allow us to produce more estate grown grain for distillation and bring more wonderful whiskeys to our fans everywhere,” said Michter’s Master Distiller Dan McKee.
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Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.