Michter’s Distillery

801 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Based in Louisville, Michter's celebrates an extraordinarily rich heritage that traces back to 1753. The Michter's team spares no expense as they strive to produce the greatest American whiskey. Tremendous attention is given to every step in the production process, including details like yeast selection; fermentation temperatures; distillation; wood selection and drying of staves; toasting and/or charring barrels; barreling proof; temperature and air-flow conditions in the barrel rickhouse; identifying the peak maturation for bottling; and filtration protocol.


Michter’s legendary pot still and cypress wood fermenter system has history dating back to 1753. In addition, The Bar at Fort Nelson features classic cocktails curated by James Beard Award-winning author and famed cocktail historian David Wondrich.

Featured Amenities

  • Cocktail Bar
  • Sustainable
  • Notable Architecture
  • Military Discounts

Signature Recipe

Fort Nelson Crusta


1 3/4 ounces Michter’s US*1 Bourbon 

1/4 ounce Yellow Chartreuse

3/4 ounce Lemon Juice

1/4 ounce Demerara Syrup

1/4 ounce Honey

3 dashes Creole Bitters



Rim cocktail glass with granulated sugar. Build ingredients in shaker, shake. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon channel.

Credit to David Wondrich, who led the development of The Bar at Fort Nelson’s classic cocktail list.

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