Michter’s became Heritage Member of Kentucky Distillers‘ Association
With Mitcher’s Distillery the Big Six of Kentucky‘s whiskey producers turned to be seven
The Kentucky Distillers' Association declared Mitcher’s Distillery to be the seventh member of the organization to reach the Heritage level in December 2015. This is the highest level a member of the non-profit-organization can achieve and it depends on the amount of stored barrels: At least 25.000 barrels filled with spirit that was distilled in Kentucky have to lie in the warehouses.
Big industrial production and micro-distillery
Michter’s Distillery is situated in Shively, part of Louisville/Kentucky, and on its ground it concentrates all production and filling processes. Only in October 2014 Mitcher’s had taken a new 46 feet high column still into operation to increase their production. But the company also owns and operates a micro distillery that is placed in the historic center of Louisville. There it makes a contribution to the intensively expanding touristic concept of the whiskey metropole. (We recently reported here that Brown-Forman’s Old Forester Distillery as well is part of the revival of the historic Whiskey Row of Louisville).
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The Kentucky Distillers’ association (KDA) is a non-profit-organization of bourbon and spirit producers. It is the voice of this industry and seconds its members with public relations. Common events and public appearances are major topics and also the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour are projects of the KDA. Michter’s is, as mentioned in the beginning, the seventh member of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association that reached the Heritage level. The six so far were Beam Suntory (with Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark), Brown-Forman, Diageo North America, Four Roses, Heaven Hill Brands and Wild Turkey.