Veteran Bourbon Review: Michter’s Small Batch


Michter’s distillery

Mash bill



NAS (At least 2 years)


91.4 Proof

Purchase Price


Official Product Website

History – Michter’s has 3 locations within Kentucky; a distillery in Shively, a Fort Nelson building in Louisville, and 205 acres in Springfield. Michter’s was founded by John Shenk in 1753. In 1919 during the prohibition, despite having to close its doors it would reopen but was not the same afterward until the 1990s when Michter’s was resurrected into what it is today.

Value – Priced at $49.99 for the 750L bottle. I believe it is priced a bit high for the quality. There are better bourbons for less out there, on the other hand, it is a good bourbon.

Appearance – This bottle displays a pretty unique label that has a classic old feel to it. The contents portray a somewhat light amber color in a semi ordinary shape with a corked top. Not a terribly designed bottle.

Nose – As you pop the cork the very first time you will be faced with a fair amount of oak and vanilla that mixes very well. Just an overall decent nose that just gets the job done.

Palate – Slightly above the average palate. Hardly any burn from this 91.4-proof bourbon. The Initial sip is not harsh at all which is nice and is full of sweet honey, corn, and small amounts of oak. The flavor lasts for just the right amount of time on the tongue.

Finish – The finish features traces of oak, honey, and maybe hints of white pepper. It sticks on the tongue pretty well not overdoing it but on the other hand, doesn’t dissipate too fast either. Overall, a good finish, nothing that’s going to blow you away though.

Summary – In summary of this Michter’s Batch NO. 22G2330 Small Batch you think you are getting something pretty great or you’re hoping for 50 bucks. When you pop that top and smell it, you’re like, yes, it’s something good! But then when the palate transitions into the finish it starts to drop off and that’s when you realize on the contrary it is not worth 50 bucks. It very well could be just batch NO. I have so don’t deter away from trying it by no means, just a heads up.  Below is how I scored this Bottle.

With that being said in the summary, I will say overall it is an above-average bourbon. It’s just not something I would buy regularly to drink due to the price. While I’m making this review, I do think I will try one more batch to see if it makes any difference because I really want to love this bourbon, it really has some rich heritage.”

Eric Watkins


Uniqueness- 1-10 / 6

Appearance- 1-10 / 8

Nose- 1-20 / 15

Palate- 1-20 / 14

Finish- 1-20 / 11

Value- 1-20 / 10

Reviewed by:

Eric Watkins on 10/20/2022

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