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Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame Set to Induct Magliocco

By July 24, 2023Top News, VIPs

The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame will induct Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco, a native New Yorker who got his start in the business by bartending while earning his JD at Yale University in New Haven. He spent summers in the spirits distribution business selling Kentucky bourbon and other spirits, which eventually evolved into a full-time and far-reaching career. Among highlights, Magliocco led the effort to develop Chatham Imports and the company’s acquisition of the Michter’s trademark in the 1990s for a mere $245 to restart the historic Kentucky brand. Today, the acclaimed Michter’s brand is sold in all 50 states and more than 60 export markets. The brand has two Louisville distilleries—Michter’s Shively Distillery and Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery—as well as a 205-acre farm and operations hub in Springfield, Kentucky. Magliocco joins Andrea Wilson, Michter’s Master of Maturation and COO, as Michter’s second Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame member.


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