Journeyman celebrating fourth anniversary

Published 8:24 am Thursday, September 17, 2015

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THREE OAKS, Mich. — In the fall of 2011, Journeyman Distillery opened its doors to the public for the first time in Three Oaks. Four years later the small organic craft distillery has grown up, adding new products, new markets and a new restaurant and production space due to open in October. On Oct. 3, the distillery will celebrate its four year anniversary and raise a toast to exciting things to come.

The party, to be held at the distillery in the historic Featherbone Factory, will feature live music, craft cocktails and a special bottle release of the third batch of Three Oaks Single Malt Whiskey.

The party will kick off with the release of Three Oaks Single Malt when the distillery opens at 11:30 a.m. The single malt whiskey, which sold out within two weeks when the last batch was release in July, is made from 100% organic malted barley and is aged in three different oak barrels. The spirit spends its first year and a half in used Featherbone Bourbon barrels. From there it is transferred into used Road’s End Rum barrels for nearly a year and then is finished for two months in used port casks imported from northern Portugal. The whiskey spends a total of 32 months in the barrels.

Less than 250 bottles of Three Oaks Single Malt will be available at the distillery. These will be the only bottles of the whiskey available in Michigan. The 750ml bottles will retail for $59.99.

The party will be headlined by a trio of performers. Brett Wiscons will kick off the live music at 2:30 p.m. Chicago-born, Plymouth-raised and now Indianapolis-based, the singer/songwriter brings together “jangly pop, a dash of soul and moody acoustics.” Local musician Jeff Robinson, a favorite at Journeyman, will follow at 5 p.m. Jim St. James, a modern troubadour from LaPorte, will conclude the music with a set beginning at 8 p.m.


About Journeyman Distillery

Founded in 2011, Journeyman Distillery crafts organic and kosher certified spirits in the historic Featherbone Factory in Three Oaks, Michigan. The distillery prides itself on using the highest quality grains sourced from Midwestern organic farmers to craft its award-winning spirits. Journeyman spirits are distributed in twelve states and Washington, DC.