Michter’s Distillery plans 145-acre expansionBy Owen Bellwood
Michter’s Distillery is preparing to expand its operations in Springfield, Kentucky, after affiliate Springwater Kentucky Realty purchased 145 acres of land.
Springwater Kentucky Realty recently completed its purchase of 145 acres of land across Springfield and Washington County in order to expand the distillery’s site, which has struggled to keep up with demand in recent years.
Andrea Wilson, Michter’s master of maturation, said: “We are excited to be expanding Michter’s operations in Springfield and Washington County. This is a wonderful community with warm people and a great heritage.
“The property offers rich soil and naturally filtered limestone water which are essential to producing the greatest American Whiskey. The picturesque 145 acres with its gentle rolling hills will provide a beautiful setting for our future growth.”
The first phase of the American whiskey maker’s expansion is scheduled to begin later this year and will see a barrel house for maturation constructed on the site.
Michter’s Distillery president, Joseph J Magliocco, said: “This is strategically significant for us as we plan for the future. The property has natural springs and currently has crops grown on it. This acquisition opens up a multitude of exciting possibilities, including farming our own estate-grown grain for Michter’s distillation programme.
“It is terrific land in a very special part of Kentucky, and it will complement our operations at our Shively Distillery and our soon-to-open Fort Nelson Distillery in downtown Louisville.”
Last year, the Kentucky-based distillery released a new double-matured rye whiskey, Michter’s US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye. However, supply for the expression was limited and, as a result, it was only available on a limited basis.