Michter’s Master Distiller Willie Pratt has approved the release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Rye for sale this March. The last bottling of this coveted Kentucky Straight Rye took place in 2014.
Nicknamed “Dr. No” by the Michter’s sales force due to his frequent refusal to release whiskeys before he believes they have sufficiently matured, Mr. Pratt did not bottle any of his older rye stocks in 2015 despite the fact that they were already over 10 years old. A stickler for quality, Pratt says, “I wasn’t very popular with the sales guys who had none to sell, but I held the 10 Year Rye stocks back for a bit more maturation. I thought they would be just great with some more age, and I couldn’t be happier with how things turned out.” The suggested U.S. retail price per 750ml bottle of Michter’s 10 Year Rye is $150.
Michter’s Distillery is located in the Shively section of Louisville, Kentucky, the heart of the American whiskey industry. It makes highly acclaimed, limited production whiskeys that have been subject to allocation because demand has exceeded supply. Michter’s is renowned for its single barrel rye, small batch bourbon, single barrel bourbon, and small batch American whiskey. In 2015, Michter’s was named the seventh Heritage Member of the Kentucky Distillers Association, thereby becoming the first distiller in 33 years to achieve that status. For more information, please go to www.michters.com.