The US★1 expressions, so named to honor Michter’s heritage harkening back to America’s first whiskey company, founded in 1753, consist of some of the finest single barrel and truly small batch whiskeys available.
Michter’s purchased the Fort Nelson Building and became the first company to announce a new modern day distillery project in downtown Louisville. The Fort Nelson Building, located at 801 West Main Street in the heart of Louisville’s museum row, is named for Kentucky’s historic Fort Nelson. The building is part of the West Main Street Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Kentucky Mayor Fischer said, “Michter’s new distillery not only creates jobs for Louisville, it brings a significant bourbon presence to downtown while also saving a historic treasure in the Fort Nelson building.” This helped kick off the City’s support for Bourbon Row, a network of distilleries to be developed in downtown Louisville.