IMO, no it isn't worth it. While I haven't gone through a whole bottle I have had some of my friends who did buy a bottle. Better things to spend $30 on. YMMV
I like the 10 yr old single barrel Michter's Bourbon and the 10 yr old single barrel Michter's Rye. Based on what I tasted, I am not a big fan of Michter's small batch US 1 bourbon. As we all know, idividual tastes differ. That is a good thing; otherwise, we would not have many whiskies from which to choose.
By the way, how does one know if the original Michter's that you like was in fact distilled at Michter's?
Check out the bottle. All the new Michter's stuff is labeled that it is from Bardstown, KY. All the PA stuff either says "Distilled and Bottled in Pennsylvania" or "Schaefferstown, PA." In 1993, the ATF came in and removed ALL the whiskey from the abandoned Michter's property in Schaefferstown. The whiskey was sent to Philly and redistilled into alcohol for coolant or high octane race gas. The ONLY surviving Schaefferstown Michter's is in old decanters or glass bottles or A.H. Hirsch bottlings.
The point that I was trying to make is that not all whiskey sold by Michter's, Schafferstown was distilled by Michter's in Schafferstown and maybe the Michter's, Schafferstown whiskey that you really like was not distilled by Michter's in Schafferstown.
It wasn't? I'm not being smart or anything. I honestly didn't know that Michter's was not always distilled in Schaefferstown. I am doing very in-depth research about the brand and the distillery and this is the first that I have come across this. I had always heard that Louis Forman was buying whiskey from Pennco from the Schaefferstown distillery to fill his Michter's products with. After Mr. Forman sold the distillery to Veru in 1979, Michter's became a distiller and bottler of their product. Where was Michter's coming from if it wasn't all made at Schaefferstown?
here, where I sorted through Julian's posts on the subject.
There is a mention by dgonano about VW bottling this here. That is what I was thinking of.