Michter's 20 Year Bourbon Returns After Two Year Hiatus - The Whiskey Wash

Michter’s 20 Year Bourbon Returns After Two Year Hiatus

The folks at Michter’s in Kentucky have a good amount of whiskey sitting around in barrel aging. A strong player in the sourced bourbon space, this distillery has made a name for itself with top flight bottlings we regularly score high in our reviews. One of the pinnacles for Michter’s is a 20 year old bourbon which last was on the market two years ago and is now back once again for a limited fall release.

The Michter’s 20 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon, according to those behind it, was last released back in November 2016. It is said the barrels holding this particular extra old bourbon come from stock the Michter’s team purchased years ago, and that they felt it was time for a new release of it.

Michter's 20 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon

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

“One of the most exciting aspects of my job is when I sample older barrels,” said Andrea Wilson, Michter’s Master of Maturation, in a prepared statement. “These barrels were really special and we are thrilled to share this year’s 20 Year Bourbon release with our consumers.”

The proof of the 2018 version of this 20 year bourbon is 114.2, or 57.1% ABV, and it is set to price for around $700 for a 750 ml bottle. You’ll find some limited official tasting notes below for your consideration.

Intense notes of black cherry, rich molasses, honeysuckle, roasted pecans, toasted charred oak

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Nino Marchetti is the founder and editor-in-chief 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.