About Michter’s

John Shenk
Year Founded:
Distillery Location:
Louisville, Ky.
Visitor Center:

Coming Soon!

Master Distiller / Blender:
Willie Pratt

Michter’s Essential Facts

  • According to lore, George Washington gave his troops Michter’s whiskey during the Revolutionary War.
  • Michter’s is currently building a distillery and visitor’s center in downtown Louisville.

How you should drink Michter’s

  • Straight
  • On the rocks
  • With a bit of water
  • With ginger ale
  • In cocktails (Another Fine Mes)

Discussion (2)

  • davelantzcomcastnet1000780784 posted 5 months ago

    Michter's was founded and established in 1753 near Shaefferstown, PA not Louisville. It was believed to be the oldest distillery in the US. It wasn't bourbon, it was a sour mash whiskey originally. The current distillers bought name and nothing else. The distillery in PA was named a National Historic Landmark in 1980 and exists as a wood shop currently. Sorry to be a lead balloon but this bourbon has nothing to do with the 1753 distillery other than someone's marketing scheme.

  • lamachine posted 11 months ago

    My go-to for mixed drinks. Reasonably priced and delicious!

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