Journeyman Distillery Last Feather Organic Rye
Journeyman // Michigan, USA
The grain bill for Journeyman Distillery Last Feather Organic Rye is made from organic wheat from Michigan (40%) and organic rye from Minnesota (60%). It ages in 15-gallon new white oak charred barrels. Note: Batch 1 was distilled and barreled in tandem with the Koval Distillery, which allowed Journeyman to have a rye whiskey to bottle at the opening of their distillery. Formerly called Ravenswood Rye, the brand was served with a cease and desist letter from another alcohol brand called Ravenswood and had to change it. Every new bottle of Last Feather has an "RR" as a nod to its original name.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The nose is spicy but has clear notes of raw grain mash and prairie grass, (as you will find in most younger rye whiskeys) similar to grass cut in late September and October before the first freeze. There is a lot of vanilla and as such is quite sweet on the palate, surely from the new and smaller barrels which lends more to a bourbon-drinker. Finishes with light baking spices and fresh honey. Certain notes of citrus zest and peach aroma make this a perfect rye for cocktails such as a the Ward Eight. "