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MIICHTERS SHENK'S HOMESTEAD KENTUCKY SOUR MASH WHISKEY 2022 release

MIICHTERS SHENK'S HOMESTEAD KENTUCKY SOUR MASH WHISKEY 2022 release

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‍‍‍‍AVB:  45.5%

Proof:  91

Bottle:  700ml

Shenk’s Homestead Distillery Sour Mash Whiskey honors the legacy of historic American whiskey figure John Shenk, who in 1753 founded a distillery that was to become known as Michter’s in the 20th Century. It is made in Kentucky according to the traditional Sour Mash process whereby a portion of the previously distilled whiskey mash (referred to as “setback”) is added into the next batch. This full-bodied small batch whiskey is 91.2 proof.

Shenk’s is a Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey made with a substantial amount of rye. The unique character of this 2023 offering results from its being produced with malted rye in the recipe. Additionally, for its maturation they utilised two different and quite special barrel profiles: a portion of it was aged in 18-month naturally air-dried and seasoned wood with their signature toast and char profile and a portion of it was aged in special toasted French oak barrels that were made from 24-month air-dried wood sourced from the Vosges region of France.


Tasting Notes

Dark amber
Toffee with spice and vanilla
A whiskey to savour complimented by highlights of smooth spice, dried fruit, and honey
Smooth and savoury

Michters Distiller Accolades

“Best of the Best”
Robb Report
Richard Carleton Hacker

“The American distillery that has become a cult favorite”
Market Watch
Charles Passy

“Whisky of the Year”
The Whisky Exchange

“The panel’s favorite…”
The Los Angeles Times
Charles Perry

“…quite simply the best bourbon I’ve had all year”
The Tasting Panel
Fred Minnick

“Classic (96-100) Highest Recommendation”
Wine Enthusiast

“Best American Whiskey”
Food & Wine
Pete Wells

“Most Admired American Whiskey”
Drinks International

Exquisite…one of the best whiskeys in the world”
American Whiskey, Bourbon & Ryel
Clay Risen

***** Highest Recommendation”
The Spirit Journal
F. Paul Pacult

“It’s stunning…when I tasted the whiskey recently I was blown away…”
Bon Appétit
Andrew Knowlton

“…high quality mood enhancement…absolutely beautiful.”
Forbes
Richard Nalley

“Phenomenal…”
The Wall Street Journal 
Kevin Sintumuang

“Spectacular…powerful yet smooth”
Founder & Publisher of The Wine Advocate
Robert Parker

“Michter’s 10-year-old takes the title”
The San Francisco Chronicle
Gaz Regan

“Michter’s makes some truly incredible whiskeys…”
The Huffington Post
Tony Sachs

“Distillery of the Year”
Wine Enthusiast

“Bask in the aftertaste and never brush your teeth again”
Maxim Magazine

 

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