Located in Shively, a section of Louisville with a legendary whiskey heritage, Michter’s Distillery is a 5.6 acre, 65,000 square foot facility. A fully-licensed distilled spirits plant (DSP KY-20003), the facility is currently home to all of Michter’s processing and bottling operations, as well as two of its small pot stills. Additionally, in October 2014, Michter’s installed a custom-built 32 inch diameter, 46 foot high copper column still with a distinctive copper pot still doubler. Designed by Vendome's Rob Sherman, Michter’s Master Distiller Pratt, and Michter's Distiller Pam Heilmann, this new still will allow Michter's to eventually bring more great whiskey to the market to satisfy growing demand.
Michter’s is in the long-term process of renovating the historically and architecturally significant Fort Nelson Building at 801 West Main Street in downtown Louisville. Located on Louisville’s Museum Row, directly across the street from one of Louisville’s top tourist attractions, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory which attracts nearly 300,000 visitors a year, the Fort Nelson building’s striking exterior is a classic example of 1890s cast iron architecture.
The US 1 expressions, so named to honor Michter’s heritage harkening back to America’s first whiskey company, consist of some of the finest single barrel and truly small batch whiskeys available. Distilled to Master Distiller Willie Pratt’s exacting specifications, no US 1 whiskey is ever released until Willie and the Michter's tasting panel deems it ready.