On October 31, 2023, UK-based Drinks International published its annual top 50 list of The World’s Most Admired Whiskies based on voting by an Academy of independent whiskey experts (writers, educators, bar owners, and other specialists with no affiliation to any brand) from more than 20 countries. For the first time an American whiskey, Michter’s, topped the charts as The World’s Most Admired Whiskey. Michter’s is celebrating this extraordinary recognition with the December release of one of its rarest offerings: Michter’s 25 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
“This release commemorates a truly special moment for us,” commented Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco. “The last time we released a 25 Year Bourbon was in 2020.”
The 25 Year Michter’s Bourbon barrels are personally selected by Michter’s Master Distiller Dan McKee and Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson.
Wilson observed, “This release of the 25 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon is an outstanding flavor experience without the overly oaked, dusty old whiskey character. It is a wonderful journey with its transition through sweet and savory depth, world spices, dark chocolates, fruit characters and nut oils almost as if you are eating through a box of fine chocolates. It is an exceptional whiskey for an exceptional achievement in the whiskey world.”
“I am proud to work with a talented team of individuals who strive to create great whiskey,” said McKee. “From Michter’s US*1 Bourbon to our 25 Year Bourbon, our team takes tremendous pride in the lineup of whiskeys we are offering. This release is a truly special one.”
This exceptionally flavorful bourbon was distilled from a select mashbill, then matured to perfection for over a quarter of a century in specially chosen, new charred American white oak barrels.
Michter’s 25 Year Bourbon
Production: Limited Release
State of Distillation: Kentucky
Cooperage: Fire-charred, new American white oak barrels
Bottling Strength: 116.2 proof (58.1% ABV)
Tasting Notes: A symphony of flavors plays at different points on the palate with molasses, holiday spice, chocolate, smoke roasted nuts, dried fruit, melted butter and vanilla providing the highlights