NEW RELEASE: Michter’s “Celebration Sour Mash Whiskey” Limited Edition, 1st Since 2019

2023 Michter's Sour Mash Limited Release

Michter’s Distillery (Louisville, KY) has just announced its upcoming “Michter’s Celebration Sour Mash Whiskey” will debut in February 2023, a very limited edition, fetching a very top shelf price.


The previous MCSMW release was back in 2019. Michter’s reported today that a scripted drop of late 2022 was in the books for this one, but the nagging supply shortages of packaging thought otherwise.

When Michter’s Celebration Sour Mash Whiskey was released in 2013, it marked a significant moment in United States whiskey history. For the first time, an American whiskey company was offering a rare blend for a suggested retail price of several thousand dollars.

“It’s been gratifying to see how whiskeys made in the United States have garnered increased respect and recognition both at home and abroad over the past decade,” stated Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco

Only 328 bottles of the 2022 Edition MCSMW will be released worldwide. It is 112.8 proof/56.4% alcohol by volume and will have a suggested retail price of $6,000 per bottle in the United States.

Each bottle of the 2022 Edition comes in a special gift box that has a drawer containing a letter signed by Michter’s Master Distiller Dan McKee.

“This is the second time that I have had the honor of working with our team to produce a Michter’s Celebration release,” remarked McKee. “This edition contains whiskeys personally selected by me from seven extraordinary barrels: three of them Kentucky straight bourbon and four of them Kentucky straight rye.”

The seven whiskeys in this special blend range in age from twelve to over thirty years old. The prior 2019 MCSMW having 2 Kentucky Straight Bourbon barrels and 4 Kentucky Straight Rye barrels. The 2019 release also had whiskey ranging a decade to 30 years old and 277 total bottles, price tag of $5,000.

Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson observed, “This whiskey is an exploratory journey of aged bourbons and ryes blended to perfection that leaves your palate captivated with its bold elegance. I am thrilled with this release and very proud of the Michter’s team and our efforts to produce the best American Whiskey.”

Michter’s was recently named the World’s Most Admired American Whiskey in an international poll conducted by UK-based Drinks International. Michter’s has a rich and long legacy of offering traditional American whiskeys of uncompromising quality. With each of its limited production offerings aged to peak maturity, the distiller’s highly acclaimed portfolio includes bourbon, rye and American whiskey. All Michter’s offerings are subject to allocation because demand exceeds supply.

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