Originally known as Shenk's and later as Bomberger's. It was founded by John Shenk in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania, in 1753. After changing hands many times over the course of Prohibition, eventually Lou Forman created the Michter's brand name by combining his sons' names, Michael and Peter. The distillery closed in 1989 due to bankruptcy.
Michter's was resurrected in 1990 and has grown to not only three distilleries, but also expanded its portfolio.