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A Michigan distillery makes one of the best whiskeys in the United States, according to renowned whiskey critic Fred Minnick.
Journeyman Distillery’s Corsets, Whips and Whiskey was named Best Wheat Whiskey by Minnick, who tasted more than 600 whiskeys throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
According to the distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan the whiskey is a single-grain, cask strength version of its Buggy Whip Wheat that comes directly from barrel-to-glass.
The city of Three Oaks, Michigan is located in the extreme SW of the state. It is only about an hour from Chicago, Illinois.
The whiskey is named after the products produced at the region’s historic Featherbone factory building throughout time.
“This whiskey as true tribute to American manufacturing,” Journeyman’s website reads. “This limited release whiskey showcases the high quality and terroir of the organic Michigan wheat used to produce it. The 100% wheat provides a soft sweetness and smoothness to this whiskey unlike any other and reminiscent of an Irish whiskey on the palate.”
The whiskey is aged 2 years in 15-gallon barrels, and finished it in a Goose Island Bourbon County Stout barrel for 8 months. The combination creates nuanced layers of flavor. ⠀
Available only at Journeyman’s Three Oaks, MI distillery. Retails for $94.99.⠀
Contact Journeyman Distillery for more information: 269.820.2050.⠀⠀
Retail open daily from 11-7PM⠀
Minnick, who named a 15-yearold whiskey made by Pappy Van Winkle of Frankfort, Kentucky his best American Whiskey of 2020, tasted all the whiskeys in a blind tasting.
Minnick is a captain on the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and former lead American whiskey critic for Whisky Advocate. He’s also a Wall Street Journal-bestselling author. Throughout the year, Minnick tasted before live audiences on various platforms.
In a blind tasting, Minnick selected Pappy Van Winkle 15 year over categorical winners:
- Sazerac 18-year-old rye whiskey (Best Rye)
- Barrell Bourbon Batch 26 (Best Blend of Straights)
- Journeyman’s Corsets, Buggy & Whips (Best Wheat Whiskey)
- Four Gate Batch 6 (Best Barrel Finish)
- MB Roland Corn Whiskey (Best Corn Whiskey)
- Slipknot’s No. 9 (Best Celebrity Whiskey)
- St. George Spirits American Single Malt (Best American Single Malt)
Journeyman Distillery (Three Oaks, Michigan)