Journeyman Distillery Three Oaks Single Malt Organic Whiskey

American Single Malt

Journeyman Distillery // Michigan, USA

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 17 )

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.

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  • American Single Malt
    Made 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 Type
    ex-bourbon, ex-rum, and ex-port

Tasting Notes

"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. "

Score 90

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Flavor Profile

Rich & Sweet