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Michter’s 20 Year Bourbon Drops In For November Release

Of the various American whiskeys Michter’s has in its portfolio, one of the rarer ones is the 20 year old bourbon. Last released in 2019, a 2021 edition is now set to debut in November.

The Michter’s 20 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon 2021 edition, according to those behind it, is being bottled at 114.2 proof (57.1% ABV). It is one of the oldest expressions in the Michter’s line up, being an example of a bottling the distillery only occasionally puts out to market when they feel select extra aged barrels are ready to be dumped.

“I really enjoy this release because the barrels that our Master Distiller Dan McKee and our Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson selected for it are so layered and rich,” stated Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco in a prepared statement.

Michter's 20 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon 2021 edition
Michter’s 20 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon 2021 edition (image via Michter’s)

“This whiskey really showcases how thoughtful care and attention throughout the aging life can lead to an absolutely beautiful expression,” said Wilson. “Sipping it mirrors the experience of savoring a fine, decadent dessert.”

“We pay extra special attention to our barrels once they reach 15 years because we want the barrels we offer to achieve the perfect balance of flavor and oak-driven complexity,” added McKee.

Aged in fire-charred, new American white oak barrels for two decades, the Michter’s 20 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon 2021 edition has official tasting notes which make mention of “intense notes of black cherry, rich molasses, honeysuckle, roast pecans, toasted charred oak.”

Plans call for this bourbon to price around $750 per 750 ml bottle. Currently the Louisville based distiller is allocating each and every one of its whiskey offerings as demand has been exceeding supply.

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the founder of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and provided tasting input on many whiskeys at competitions. He also maintains a large private collection of whiskey from which he continually educates his palate on this brown spirit type.

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