My name is Ethan and I live in PA dutch country. Manheim to be exact. I just started getting into whiskey within the past year and finding what is good has been a fun task. I don't drink to get drunk, escape my problems, or any of that stuff. I drink whisky for 2 reasons. I have found the flavor very pleasant and a great beverage to drink mixed into sodas. Secondly, I have blood circulation issues so to keep my blood thin I am supposed to drink small amounts of alcohol daily so I don't need blood thinners. All that said, I am glad I found this group and have quite a few questions!
First off- I refrigerate my whiskey. I was told this was a no-no. Now that I have been refrigerating it, can I take it back out and store it in a cabinet or will that harm it? I've got some Evan Williams, Jim Beam white label, Maker's Mark, and Michter's (Kentucky production) small batch bourbon in the fridge right now.
Secondly- I am a HUGE fan of Michter's. I mean the old Schaefferstown distillery and products. I live about 20 minutes for the distillery and take trips up there now and then to see what's going on- which usually isn't much! I have started collecting Michter's decanters and other memorabilia. I was lucky enough to get a gold pot still replica decanter and also a full glass 750ml bottle with display. One thing that I have noticed, and it became very apparant after reading the various Michter's sites online, is that there is "Michter's", but also "Michter's Jug House." Also, I have noticed that some of my items are "decanted and jugged (or bottled)" and others are "distilled and bottled." My glass 750 even goes so far as to be stamped "bottled in Pennsylvania." So was there a chance that Michter's products were not always full of Michter's whiskey??? This is all quite fascinating and I would like more info on Michter's.