When Michter’s Celebration Sour Mash Whiskey was released for the first time in 2013, it marked a watershed moment in United States whiskey history. For the first time an American whiskey company was offering a rare blend that could rival the very finest spirits made anywhere else in the world. The 2019 Release of Michter’s Celebration is Dan McKee’s first as Master Distiller of Michter’s. Working closely with Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson, he selected whiskey from six extraordinary barrels, two Kentucky straight bourbon and four Kentucky straight rye, aged anywhere from over a decade to over 30 years old. The result is a magnificent blend where the whole is even greater than the sum of its remarkable parts.
The symphony of flavors is highlighted by dark chocolate truffle, savory characteristics, and a hint of spice. There are notes of citrus and pineapple wrapped in the warmth of clove and cinnamon with the lingering richness of candied pecans and maple syrup on the finish.