Michter’s Latest US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon Is Released

By Allyson Nichols / August 30, 2021

Michter’s recently announced the release of its US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon, the first of this bottling to come to market after a three year hiatus.

“We first launched our groundbreaking US*1 Toasted Barrel Bourbon in 2014, and we followed up with releases in 2015 and 2018. While we continue to experience whiskey shortages at Michter’s, we decided to use some of our bourbon stocks for this toasted offering so our loyal Michter’s supporters could enjoy it,” Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco said in a prepared statement

Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson establishes the protocol for the toasting of the barrels and aging of Michter’s US*1 Toasted Barrel Bourbon. To make this release, the distillery starts with fully matured barrels of its US*1 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon and transfers the whiskey into a second barrel made of 18-month air dried wood for additional aging. This second barrel has been toasted to precise specifications, but not charred.

Michter’s US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon

Michter’s US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon (image via Michter’s)

“At Michter’s we do a lot of experimentation as we pursue our goal of making the greatest American whiskey. The innovative work that our production team is undertaking on toasted barrel finishing is delivering remarkable results,” Michter’s Master Distiller Dan McKee stated.

“This year’s release is exceptionally balanced and is the perfect complement for the fall and holiday season,” added Wilson.

Mitcher’s US*1 Toasted Barrel Finished Bourbon will be available in September for a suggested retail price of $100 per 750mL bottle.

As a side note, recently the brand purchased 60 acres, expanding its farm and operations in Springfield, Kentucky to 205 acres. This is where it has grown the grain it is currently distilling with.

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