LEGACY SERIES

Shenk's Homestead

45.6% ALC./VOL
Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey

Shenk’s is a Sour Mash Whiskey made with a substantial amount of rye. Following the success of the 2019 and 2020 releases where some Chinquapin (Quercus muehlenbergii) oak barrels were used during maturation, the 2021 release also includes use of this oak. The wood has been naturally air dried and seasoned for over three years and the Chinquapin oak has been charred at various char levels for the aging of some of the whiskey. This year’s release has resulted in a balanced whiskey with an elegant body and finish.

  • Dark golden amber
  • Brown sugar aroma with baking spice and fresh citrus
  • A beautiful sipping whiskey with some sweet caramel notes followed by hints of nutmeg, cloves and dried fruit
  • Finishes smooth and elegant with lingering citrus and gentle oak.
LEGACY SERIES

Shenk's Homestead

45.6% ALC./VOL
Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey

Shenk’s Homestead Distillery Sour Mash Whiskey honors 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. Following the success of the 2019 Shenk’s release, where some Chinquapin (Quercus muehlenbergii) barrels were utilized during maturation, the 2020 release utilizes a greater percentage of whiskey aged in Chinquapin Oak in each batch. The wood has been naturally air dried and seasoned for at least 3 years. The longer seasoning combined with our specified toast and char allows the oak aromas and characters specific to Chinquapin oak to fully express themselves.

  • Dark amber
  • Notes of burnt orange peel set against rich crème brulee
  • Luxurious mouthfeel with warm baking spices and hints of cardamom up front. Followed by honeyed oak with a touch of cherry.
  • Substantial and long lasting with some spice
LEGACY SERIES

Shenk's Homestead

45.6% ALC./VOL
Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey

Shenk’s Homestead Distillery Sour Mash Whiskey honors 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 good deal of rye. Unlike the 2018 Shenk’s release, where some French Oak was utilized during maturation, the 2019 was matured entirely in American oak barrels, some of them being the special species of oak called Chinquapin (Quercus muehlenbergii).

  • Deep Amber
  • Reminiscent of crème brûlée accentuated by notes of burnt orange peel
  • Luscious upfront with remarkable mouthfeel. At mid-palate one picks up burnt sugar and oak followed by cherry
  • Long finish with lingering notes of spice
LEGACY SERIES

Shenk's Homestead

45.6% ALC./VOL
Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey

Shenk’s Homestead Distillery Sour Mash Whiskey honors 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.

The 2018 Shenk’s is a sour mash whiskey with a rye-forward profile. Its rich characteristics are due to a portion of the whiskey being finished in 24 month air dried French Oak Barrels that were specially toasted to add to the unique finish and rich mouthfeel of the whiskey.

Legacy Series

In 1753, Swiss Mennonite farmer John Shenk founded Shenk’s distillery, which was later renamed Bomberger’s Distillery in the 1800s before having its name changed once again to Michter’s Distillery in the mid-20th Century. It is this great heritage that we honor with the release of Bomberger’s Declaration and Shenk’s Homestead which comprise our Michter’s Legacy Series.

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