You need a great distillate to produce an excellent matured product. That's why @michtersmasterdistiller, Pamela Heilmann, is tasting our new-make spirit directly off the still to ensure that it meets Michter’s high standards for a smooth, flavorful distillate with a rich mouthfeel.
Last year, PM Spirits (the guys behind The Street Pumas collection) debuted a limited release, 8 year old bourbon called Mic.Drop (we did not manage to review it, alas). It was a runaway hit, and as all good mic drops go, it demanded a sequel. Enter Mic.Drop.2. This one’s even more rarified, a single barrel release made from even older stock (13 years), and when we say “single barrel,” we mean it: Just one barrel was turned out, yielding just 140 bottles. Which is a shame, because it’s great stuff. Follow the link in our profile for the full review! 🥃
One of my favorite things to do is help pick a barrel. I’ve been asked by @dixieleewinesliquors to help out a few different times and it’s always fun to talk through different samples until you chose the one you want. This pick was different. This one involved mixing, taking notes, talking about the stave count, talking about the flavors and then choosing our pick blind. It was the most involved pick I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of. After waiting nearly 4 months today I get to reap the fruits of my labor and I can’t wait! Thank you Dixie Lee for this opportunity, I can’t wait for the next one! #makersmark#privateselect#kentuckybourbon#bourbon#whisky