Journeyman W.R. Whiskey

Journeyman W.R. Whiskey

(0.75l, 45%)


5.9/10
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Youthful and strong, but surprisingly soft and floral.

Three Oaks, Michigan is a small town of about fifteen-hundred at the most southwestern tip of the state. If it were a mile or two further south it would be in Indiana. Journeyman Distillery is located there and bills itself as a working-man’s shop. The building was a buggy whip and corset manufacturer back in the 1800s, and it is this history that influences the names of their nineteen products — from Featherbone Bourbon to Buggy Whip Wheat and beyond.

Journeyman W.R. Organic Whiskey is a new make spirit — not quite White Lightning, but darned close to it. After distillation it is placed into new white oak barrels for less than a day. Why do that, you ask? Believe it or not, even marginal contact with wood and air allow some of the more volatile compounds to dissipate and shave off the rougher edges. The mash bill is mostly rye, but there is a healthy dose of wheat as well — the same as their Last Feather Rye Whiskey. Rye brings the spice and wheat smoothes things out, so there is a good balance. Their point is to showcase the flavors of their pure, organic spirit without the influence of the wood. And at 45% ABV, there is strength to spare. 

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spicy
floral
rye
wheat
slightly sweet
grain
dry
lavender
oak
What does Journeyman W.R. Whiskey taste like?

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Corn Whiskey is a commercial product that must contain at least 80% corn, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof) and if wood-aged, may be aged in either used or new un-charred barrels.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Almost Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Surprisingly floral with notes of wet grain

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Slightly sweet and soft on the palate, but strong where it counts

Finish
Short and lightly spicy

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Ratings & Reviews
Antti
Antti,
It is a very good, intense, Rye Whiskey with a floral birth, sweet life & spicy death.
 
Will
Will,
Not a fan.
 
Chris
Chris,
A soft rye, obviously young.
 
guest
guest,
Very smooth with an exciting nose. Thick mouth feel and very pleasant afterburner
 
guest
guest,
Surprising lavender notes - very enjoyable!
 
Uriah
Uriah,
Smooth, I'm told it tastes like good shine!
 
Gordon
Gordon,
Really liked this. Floral notes were very distinct and almost sweet. Alcohol didn't overpower the other notes.
 
Logan
Logan,
Tastes like honey
 
Danny
Danny,
Never tasted anything like it. As one who drinks gin, I can appreciate the floral notes and botanicals. Also, really enjoy the slight but far from overpowering sweetness. Pleasantly surprised.
 
michael
michael,
very smooth, great flavors. not all that wood flavors.
 
Dale
Dale,
I wouldn't drink this. Horrible taste
 
Brian
Brian,
Sweet and floral
 
Josh
Josh,
Very unique and unexpected flavors. It was a hit with our entire rafting party. I'd love to get a bottle, but like other reviews have said it seems hard to find.
 
David
David,
Just horrible. Smelled like turpentine and tasted even worse.
 
Don
Don,
Unique! Love it! Unfortunately I can't find it in Colorado
 
Chris
Chris,
Sweet and spicy. I love it
 
Matthew
Matthew,
rather drink water.
 
Fred
Fred,
I’ve had much better.
 
Mike
Mike,
How is it clear.... Total garbage.
 
Troy
Troy,
completely forgettable...
 
Pedro
Pedro,
Not a fan of the taste. Feels unfinished.
 
Scott
Scott,
Burns the nose but soft on the palate. Floral hints. Just not for me.
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Probably the smoothest ghost whiskey I’ve ever had. First drink had an an after burn. Taste was minimal but still unpleasant.
 
Klint
Klint,
This one's truly surprisingly floral. It was like drinking my grandmother's perfume.
 
Jon
Jon,
Not a big fan. It's a bit too much like it is right out of the still.
 
Richard
Richard,
Smooth
 
Erik
Erik,
Hell on the nose, but surprisingly floral once you get it on your tongue. Still a strong astringent taste-- this might be one that should age a while longer.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Oh wow. This one is sweet with lots of floral. It also has a special fruity smell and taste that lasts. Very smooth and abnormal in a good way. This is not a typical whiskey. Definitely a great change for the pallet if you are looking for something different with great taste.
 
Sam
Sam,
Fairly spicy but not a very flavorful whiskey.
 
Alexander
Alexander,
I can barely stomach to finish this the flavor isn't what I expect and nothing like a good White Lightning
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Unpleasant aftertaste. Too much floral taste.
 
Christian
Christian,
Interesting flavor. A little sweet and smokey.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Didn’t make it past the taste buds couldn’t stomach it
 
Byron
Byron,
Sweet,smoky and syrupy in a fairly pleasant way. Easy to drink.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
I wanted to like this one, but I just could not get past the overtly floral (I think) smell and flavor. But, alas, it was just not my glass of whiskey.
 
Ian
Ian,
It tastes more like a small batch vodka than a whiskey. Loved the after notes.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Smell was interesting but good but the taste was horrible. After taste lasted for ever.
 
Mary
Mary,
Smoother than i expected, but with am unpleasant aftertaste. Will not purchase.
 
Tim
Tim,
to me this had an odd flavor. It had a sweet start, but had a smokey finish that didn't always seem to go together. it was like the smoke was added at the end. I would have preferred this to be a vodka.
 
john
john,
Soo Smooth and yes surprisingly floral. I would love this for my home bar.
 
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