Michter’s Announces the 2018 Release of 10 Year Single Barrel Rye

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Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann has approved the 2018 release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye. These barrels were selected from Michter’s stocks of aging whiskeys by Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson, who assessed them with Ms. Heilmann.

Shipments of the 2018 release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye will begin shortly before the Fourth of July holiday as a shortage in supply of Michter’s whiskeys continues. “We have been expanding our operations, but great whiskey takes time,” commented Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco. “At Michter’s we’ve made a conscious decision to continue to take the costly and time-consuming steps we do, rather than adopt practices that would increase our supply more quickly. Our team is committed to offering the highest quality whiskey possible, and we’re grateful to everyone who has been loyal to Michter’s as we have been working through these shortages.”

Beyond its main distillery in the Shively section of Louisville, Michter’s operations extend to two other sites in Kentucky. In Springfield, Michter’s has begun farming estate grown grain on its 145-acre property, while in downtown Louisville, Michter’s is planning to open its second distillery in the historic Fort Nelson building later this year.  Fort Nelson boasts a prime location on West Main Street opposite the Louisville Slugger Bat Factory and Museum and on the same block as the Frazier Museum.

The suggested U.S. retail price per 750ml bottle of Michter’s 10 Year Rye is $160.

Caroline Paulus
Caroline Paulus is the Senior Editor for The Bourbon Review. She lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky. Follow her on Instagram @misswhiskeyhistorian to keep up with her latest in bourbon news - and a few old finds, too.