Journeyman Distillery is located in a 19th century corset and buggy whip factory in Three Oaks, Michigan. EK Warren a hardcore prohibitionist in his time founded the company back in 1883 and the building where bottles are distilled, aged and bottled all under one roof hasn’t changed much. At Journeyman they focus on distilling handcrafted, organic spirits, from Gin, Vodka to all kinds of Whiskeys. As they are located on the northern edge of grain-fed American heartland it is no wonder that Whiskey from all kinds of grain is their largest product category.
Their Journeyman Featherbone Bourbon is like America in a bottle! Corn and rye from Illinois, wheat from Michigan, and barley from Wisconsin all come together to be distilled in a 19th century Michigan distillery, founded by a hardcore prohibitionist.
Organic and locally grown ingredients make Journeyman just what it wants to be, a classic Bourbon, because what is more American than Bourbon!
First off I'm a Scotch drinker and not a big fan of ANY Bourbon but I do enjoy a good Gin & Tonic during the summer months. That being said I guess it was okay for a Bourbon did have a little bite to it but not overpowering
A little harsh but im a novice so i may be missing something.
Not a Fan.. way to Harsh and Spicy for my taste..
kind of harsh and young
Too spicy and rye forward. It may be good if that's your thing, but it's not mine.
Good whiskey. Maybe just does finish as smooth as it could
Not a bourbon fan so my rating is from a drinkable and smooth slide down. Can not give any taste notes because I don't like the taste and can not be objective 😎
Too spicy kind of peppery. Not smooth harsh
Has a very good spice flavor!
This bourbon takes off with the spice! The spicy smell hits you instantly and a warm spicy flavor follows. A hint of honey joins in at the end. This is a true American bourbon start to finish.
Smoooooooooooth and liquid happiness.
From the citrus smelling nose I expected this to taste sweeter, but this has bite. Almost like a spicy rye. Once it mellows on the back of your tongue the more subtle sweet notes become apparent. Long finish. You can taste it for a while. I think it was s very spicy up front and it needs one or two ice cubes. Was going to grade it lower but the finish is excellent.
It's ok. A little grassy. Perfect with a mixer.
Did not care for this
Very smooth. Caramel-spice-vanilla. 👌🏼
Sting vanilla all throughout. Very smooth and easy to drink. I don't get much besides the powerful vanilla on the nose, taste, and finish.
Loved it. Very Smooth!
I Liked it!
Caramel, but not enough. It's almost there.
Underwhelming and lacking in complexity. Tastes very young.
It was ok
Smooth with a pleasant caramel finish. Happy to have a bottle from my home state of Michigan.
Nice flavor - good back palette!
Smooth. Very light nose, Carmel and citrus on the tongue. It is very easy to drink, I like complex whiskeys but this is simple and smooth where if poor it to house guests who don't like as intense of a flavor profile. Will add to the bar.
Nicely smooth Of the three in my tasting box this was my favorite. Good mouth feel. Hints of fruit and tobacco. I'll be adding this to my personal bar soon.
Smoother than I thought after I smelled it. Sipped it straight and is enjoyable. The carmel and rye were more prominent with hint of citrus.
Caramel is evident during tasting, nice long finish, slightly sweet.
Somelittle spiced with hints of pepper, a little bitter towards the end but starts smooth
Liked best of the 3, smoother
Did not like this
I work out of state so I was looking forward to getting into my tasting box when I got the chance to come home and I did. I tried the Korval and it was really tasty. I'm not a mixer so I did it straight from the shot glass. 1 I threw back and the other I sipped. Excellent. I'm gone again for about another month but I look forward to testing the others and will make my decision on which I will order. If the other two are as good as the Korval, it would not be a stretch for me to order one of each.
I enjoyed the Koval. I could definitely taste the white oak. It had a nice smoothness to it. not too girly and not to harsh. I would consider buying more of this, but you're not selling any.
Didn't care for the Journeyman. The after taste was bad.
will try the Few next weekend
Unimpressive. Maybe I'm crazy but I thought I tasted rubbing alcohol!
It's was ok
For Myself, I found it Sophisticatedly Smooth yet still has a Tad Bit of Kick. Two Thumbs Up
Very Very Smooth, Loved it
Good, but a little too rough. More like an Irish than a bourbon.
I'm sure this flavor may appeal to some, but I did not enjoy this bourbon at all.
Overwhelming Bourbon smell, which is not bad until u taste, couldn't hardly keep it in my mouth it burnt so bad, burnt going down also!!
Decent but not outstanding
Least favorite of the the three that we sampled tonight. Was not impressed with the aroma at first but grew on us. First taste wasn't impressed but second and third was better. Added Ice, chilled and a little diluted it was better. Not our favorite from the night.
So so so dry. There is something so very strange in the flavor. Not a pleasant experience for me. Could be an issue with the batch. Hopefully.
Few was a good sipping bourbon.
Went for the smell and got a wif of spray paint. You can tell the difference between a longer aged bourbon and a short aged bourbon. This bourbon isn't aged long enough to compete with some of the better bourbons out there. Found out it is only aged a maximum of 6 months. I feel the bottle is over priced for a short lived bourbon.
Darker in color. Smells sweet. Higher alcohol content so needs water. Very sweet in taste.
It has a great sweetness that doesn't overwhelm its other flavors
Floral and easy drinking. Great small batch whiskey
Little peppery and a vanilla and banana with medium finish. Pretty smooth. I'd probably buy a bottle.
The flavors of this were a little strong and the finish held on to you for a while
Thin on the palate. The flavor profile is pretty accurate but is lacking.
A bit spicier than the other two. Still really good and has a sweet taste. But spicier. We liked sample A best.
Smooth but packs a lot of flavor.
Easily my favorite Q4 taster. Honey sweet and citrus on Nose. Not sure I picked up any of the Earthy tones. Crisp on the backend, but not sharp.