At year-end 2017, Michter’s Distillery’s affiliate Springwater Kentucky Realty completed its purchase of 145 acres in Springfield, Kentucky, at the heart of the state’s historic Washington County.
“We are excited to be expanding Michter’s operations in Springfield and Washington County. This is a wonderful community with warm people and a great heritage. The property offers rich soil and naturally filtered limestone water which are essential to producing the greatest American Whiskey. The picturesque 145 acres with its gentle rolling hills will provide a beautiful setting for our future growth,” said Andrea Wilson, Michter’s Master of Maturation. The first phase of construction, a barrel house for whiskey aging, is scheduled to begin in 2018.
“This is strategically significant for us as we plan for the future,” commented Michter’s Distillery President Joseph J. Magliocco. “It is terrific land in a very special part of Kentucky, and it will complement our operations at our Shively Distillery and our soon-to-open Fort Nelson Distillery in downtown Louisville. The property has natural springs and currently has crops grown on it. This acquisition opens up a multitude of exciting possibilities, including farming our own estate grown grain for Michter’s distillation program. We feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to be a part of a community as great as Springfield and Washington County.”
Established in 1792 and named in honor of George Washington, Washington County was the first county created by the Kentucky State Legislature. The City of Springfield is the county seat.