Journeyman Distillery Three Oaks Single Malt Organic Whiskey
American Single Malt
Journeyman Distillery // Michigan, USA
This entry in the small but fast growing world of American single malt whiskey is distilled in Michigan from 100% organic malted barley that is then aged in three different oak barrels (one reason for the name, the other, of course, refers to the city where the distillery is located). They use their previously used casks from their Featherbone Bourbon barrels for a year and a half before it is then moved for almost another year into ex-rum barrels which they also produce. The final touch has the whiskey finished for two months in ex-port casks.
American Single MaltMade in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
Cask Typeex-bourbon, ex-rum, and ex-port
"As soon as you smell this whiskey, it's obvious this is going to be a rich, dessert-like spirit, like something out of Scotland's Speyside region. It's bursting with aromas of chocolate fudge, coffee, honey, and coconut. On the palate, it's similarly rich and sweet, with notes of caramel, tobacco, brown sugar, vanilla pudding, and slightly bitter dark-chocolate. The influence of rum and port casks is pronounced. "