Michter's Distillery

Louisville, KY
United States

Michter’s is a classic American whiskey produced in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania. Its legacy dates back to the 1700’s, when Swiss Mennonite farmer John Shenk first built a small distillery in the Blue Mountain Valley and began converting leftover rye to whiskey. This whiskey became so popular that George Washington famously purchased bottles for his troops to warm their cockles during that brutal winter at Valley Forge. In 1860, Abraham Bomberger purchased the distillery from the Shenk family. 

Sadly, the distillery was forced to close as a casualty of the Prohibition in 1919. After another changing of hands, the Bomberger distillery officially became Michter’s in the 1970s. However, financial problems forced them into bankruptcy until the 1990s, when the brand was resurrected by its president Joseph J. Magliocco and spirits magnate Richard “Dick” Newman. Their goal was to reintroduce the brand as a premium whiskey and return to the company’s roots as a quality Read more »

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