Master Distiller Dan McKee has approved the 2021 release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye. The latest edition of the brand’s iconic whiskey will begin shipping in July.
“I believe that this Michter’s 10 Year Rye release showcases how terrific American rye whiskey can be,” said Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco. “Twenty years ago it was really challenging to sell rye whiskey, but the whiskey press as well as supporters in the restaurant and the retail segments of our industry have done wonders to power rye’s resurgence.”
This will be the only release of Michter’s 10 Year Rye this year. “We wish we had more 10 Year Rye whiskey to share with Michter’s fans,” explained Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson. “Unfortunately, we continue to struggle to meet demand on all of our whiskeys as these expressions require time and attention to detail to reach the peak quality level for which Michter’s is known. Despite the limited stocks, we believe Michter’s drinkers will be thrilled with the results of this year’s efforts.”
“This 10 Year Rye release is a multi-layered whiskey,” commented McKee. “It’s bold, rich, and complex with a beautiful mouth-feel. “In addition to our new release of 10 Year Rye, one development at Michter’s which I’m particularly excited about is the expansion of our Springfield Farm and Operations from 145 to 205 acres. This will allow us to produce more estate grown grain for distillation and bring more wonderful whiskeys to our fans everywhere.”
The 2021 Michter’s 10 Year Rye is priced at $170 per 750ml bottle.
For more information, check out the brand’s official website.
In May, Michter’s Distillery began shipping the 2021 release of its 10 Year Bourbon. In July of 2020, a private barrel selection bottling of Michter’s 10 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon established the record for a barrel of bourbon purchased at auction when it was sold in London for £166,000 ($209,462 USD).