spicy
floral
rye
wheat
slightly sweet
grain
dry
lavender
oak
Spiral Journeyman W.R. Whiskey
Journeyman
W.R. Whiskey
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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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. 
  • Style
    Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    Michigan
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
    Journeyman Distillery
  • Bottler
    Journeyman Distillery

Journeyman

W.R. Whiskey

(0.75l, 45%)


4.9/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Journeyman W.R. Whiskey
Fred
Fred,
I’ve had much better.
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.
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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