Journeyman Distillery Federalist 12th Organic Rye


Journeyman Distillery // Michigan, USA


community rating

4 out of 5 stars
( 27 )

Named for the 12th essay in The Federalist Papers, this Journeyman whiskey refers to Alexander Hamilton's proposal that the government should collect taxes on alcohol. That notion was known as the “whiskey tax” and was passed in 1791 and almost immediately led to outrage. Journeyman produced this rye whiskey in the style they believe may have been imbibed by America's forefathers.

  • age
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"Salted caramel and dried fruits open this spirit along with secondary whiffs of nuts and rye spice. On the palate, there's a smooth richness and the rye is fantastically integrated revealing baking spices, black pepper, and cloves, among others. There's a faint maraschino note on the long finish. "

Score 91

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