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Michter's Fort Nelson Distillery

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John B wrote a review Mar 2020
Dallas, Texas190 contributions60 helpful votes
Incredibly informative tour. We have taken over a dozen distillery tours over the years and this one was by far the most informative. We are usually awed by extensive distillery operations that cover large amounts of beautiful countryside. Getting up close and personal with massive production facilities, warehouses and bottling lines is always fascinating. This tour was the polar opposite. It covered an exceptionally small footprint. But in that small footprint we learned more about the distilling and warehousing process than we had at any other distillery. We had booked the more expensive “Founders Tour“, and it was well worth it. Our exceptionally knowledgeable and personable tour guide “Pete” was joined by another very knowledgeable person who was obviously a “hands on” member of the production team. These two went to great lengths to delve into the subtleties that make great whiskeys. Great experience!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Maddox1000 wrote a review Feb 2020
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We did the tour and tasting which was a lot of fun. The second floor bar was great. The service was excellent and the drink "A walk in the woods" was outstanding.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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lisa m wrote a review Feb 2020
Indiana39 contributions12 helpful votes
We toured the bourbon making process. This isn't the large noisy distillery. This is a cozy tour with a knowledgeable guide. At the end we tasted bourbon, identified ingredients by smell, and made our own bourbon cocktail. Delicious and fun.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jim M wrote a review Feb 2020
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The building is beautifully restored and showcases the premier bourbons and ryes of Michters. The tour provides a history of Michters and shows Bourbon making in equipment used in the original distillery. The highlight is the tasting room where you learn how to properly taste a bourbon and the value of smell in the tasting. Then to top it off have a specially crafted cocktail in The Bar upstairs. It's fantastic!!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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JK113012 wrote a review Dec 2019
Los Angeles, California438 contributions62 helpful votes
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As soon as you enter, you see a beautiful display of merchandise and some of their bottles for sale. Everything is over priced, above retail. For example the Michter’s was $30 over retail. When we asked the sales associate regarding the disparity in price, was told they are not trying to ruffle any feathers with distributors and the liquor stores and for that reason they charge secondary prices. The tour itself was contained to one main area behind a glass door, you basically walk in a circle while the tour guide talks. The tour guide was a nice and pleasant (Jordan), and we were his last group of the day. Then you’re taken behind the barrel display(barrels are empty) to a nosing / sensory area which was fun because you also get a jelly bean. In the same room you have a tasting of 5 glasses with 1/4 ounce pours, you barely get the taste due to the low bourbon volume provides during the tasting. Afterwards, you go upstairs and make a cocktail with the American whiskey and there’s also a cash bar, however prices are ridiculous. The standard pour cost 25% of the cost of one bottle. We asked the bartender why they were charging $900-$1100 for one standard pour and he responded they were limited editions. At the end of the day, it’s a regular bar, you’re not going to get any deals.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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