List of products by brand Michter's
Originally known as Shenk's and later as Bomberger's, the whisky company known today as Michter's was founded by John Shenk, a Swiss Mennonite peasant who settled in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania in 1753.More
At the beginning Shenk was devoted to the production of rye whiskey, one of the cereal varieties preferred by the growers of the Blue Mountain Valley. In the mid-nineteenth century, the Dutchman Abraham Bomberger came into possession of the distillery's Shenk family, who acquired the name of it. After prohibition, the company passed through several properties, often in precarious financial conditions. In the years ' 50 the then owner Lou Formen created the current name Michter's from the contraction of the names of his two sons – Michael and Peter. In 1989 the prolonged crisis of the whiskeys sector led the company to bankruptcy, with the definitive abandonment of the structure in Pennsylvania and the trademark Michter's. In 1990 Matt Leila and his senior consultant Dick Newman, the alcoholics and long-time enthusiasts of the Whiskeys Michter's, decided to face the challenge of reopening the distillery, moving production to Kentucky. The production plant made to measure consists of a copper column of 14 meters associated with a Double Retort Pot Still in copper. Master Distiller Willie Pratt has worked in the whiskey industry for more than 40 years, mainly for Brown Formen before moving to Michter's. Dubbed Dr.No by Michter's commercial force for his tendency to categorically reject bottling of young whiskeys, Pratt insists on storing aging casks in heat-cycle warehouses, although such practice increases Significantly the level of Angel's Share.