Michter’s Shenk's Homestead Sour Mash 2023 Release

Shenk’s Homestead Distillery Sour Mash Whiskey honours 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 Small Batch 2023 release is due to the malted rye recipe. For maturation there were used 2 different special barrel profiles: a portion of the whiskey was aged in 18 month naturally air dried and seasoned wood with Michter’s signature toast and char profile and another portion of the whiskey was aged in special toasted French oak barrels that were made from 24 month air dried wood sourced from the Vosges region of France.

    Nose:    Toffee with spice and vanilla.

    Taste:    A whiskey to savour complimented by highlights of smooth spice, dried fruit and honey.

    Finish:   Smooth and savoury.