In the past year we’ve been able to meet and speak with some incredible stars in our brown spirit world but I was extra excited to get to sit with Master Distiller Dan McKee last night from Michter’s Distillery!
The master class took place in North Fort Lauderdale and sold out quick. Wayne, I and about 35 others (including Whiskey Bob!!) were fortunate enough to hear Dan talk about this distillery’s great history and what goes in to producing each spirit.
Outside of Buffalo Trace I’m not sure there is a hotter distillery on Earth right now and it was great to hear about all the exciting happenings at both their Fort Nelson and Shively distilleries. Seems like everything coming out of either is nothing short of amazing and delicious.
Last night we were able to taste and discuss each of the US 1 Line as well as the new release of Barrel Strength Toasted Rye and Michter’s 10 year rye. I’ve had each before but there’s something special about sipping and discussing each spirit with the man who makes it!
I truly don’t think there’s been a single expression from this distillery that I haven’t loved. Michter’s truly produces some of the most amazing and tastiest whiskies out there and that probably explains their enormous popularity right now.
As an added bonus, I was able to secure one of my favorite bottles, Michter’s Barrel Strength Toasted Rye, at retail. A shout out to our spirit loving friends at Total Wine for that and for hosting a most excellent event. If you get a chance to visit their classroom I highly recommend it.
We will have Kate and the Michter’s team at Warren American Whiskey Kitchen on Thursday, October 26! Bottles of both the 10 year rye and aforementioned Toasted Rye will be available for purchase!
See you all then!