A classic American whiskey with its roots in the Bourbon whiskey market dating back to 1753, Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon US*1 is essentially an institution in and of itself in the American Spirits world.
After exchanging hands several times over the last few hundred years, the brand’s current ownership is in the hands of famed master distiller, Joe Magliocco. Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon is currently distilled and bottled at the company’s original distillery, Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery, located in Louisville, Kentucky.
With one of the whiskey industry’s most loyal and committed followings, Michter’s Bourbon has positioned itself as a “Must Have” in any self-respecting aficionado’s whiskey closet. We feel that your whiskey collection won’t be complete without a bottle of this American whiskey classic.
Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon shares many similarities to its peers in the whiskey market from a mash bill standpoint. Its ingredients by percentage consist of 79% corn, 11% rye, and 10% wheat.
The bourbon is aged for a minimum of 2 years and is most often aged for roughly 4 years to achieve its specific flavor profile. Michter’s Bourbon retains a 91.4 proof rating at bottling, which gives it a slightly higher than the average alcohol by volume percentage than most of its competitors in the market.
Cocktail Choice #1: “Mint Tea Julep”
For this cocktail, you will need to gather 2 ounces of Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon, ⅛ ounces of Demerara syrup, ⅛ ounces of Zucca, and 4 mint leaves.
We recommend beginning the cocktail construction process by placing 2 mint leaves in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Next, add the remaining liquid ingredients into the cocktail shaker, and begin mixing for roughly 1 minute. Once the mixing process is complete, the cocktail is ready to be served.
Cocktail Choice #2: “Woody Sour”
For this cocktail, you will need to gather 1.5 ounces of Woodford Reserve Bourbon, ¾ ounces of Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon, ¾ ounces of lemon juice, ¼ ounces of Demerara syrup, ¼ ounces of Allspice Dram, 2 drops of bitters, and a lemon peel.
The construction of this cocktail is tremendously easy and straightforward. Simply pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, strain over ice into your highball glass of choice, and enjoy!