Michter’s Has Announced Their First 25 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon in Three Years

Michters 25 Year Bourbon. Courtesy Michters.

Michter’s Distillery has announced the release of Michter’s 25 Year Bourbon, the first released under Master Distiller Dan McKee.

McKee, who has been in the roll since April 2019, sets the schedule for rare Michter’s Limited Production like this. While other distilleries rely on an annual launch of their well-aged whiskeys, Michter’s only announces the release of hard-to-find expressions of 25-Year Bourbon or Celebration Whiskey when McKee decides they are ready.

“When I tasted these particular 25 year barrels, I was thrilled about the quality,” McKee said in a press release.

“A hallmark of our older whiskeys is that they have beautifully complex character while not being overly oaked,” said Wilson in a press release. 

Tasting notes from the distillery describe “complex whiskey [with a] great mouthfeel. 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.” It’s bottled at 116.2 proof.

“The bourbon that has been selected for this release by Dan McKee and our Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson is truly extraordinary,” said Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco in a press release.

We can expect to see a very limited amount of Michter’s 25 Year Bourbon arriving this November for a suggested retail price of $1000.

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.