After sampling barrels with Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson, Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann has approved the April 2018 release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
While the position of Master Distiller is well established in Kentucky, the position of Master of Maturation is less common outside of Scotland and Ireland. Wilson’s job is to support Heilmann by managing barrel specifications, barrel procurement, heat cycling and monitoring of liquid temperatures during aging, and tracking the maturation of particular barrels like those evaluated for this year’s 10 year release. Wilson says, “By having two Masters, Michter’s
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