Journeyman Featherbone Bourbon

Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan opened in 2011 and produces a variety of spirits from all organic Midwestern grain. Their Featherbone Bourbon, is a "no age statement," four grain (70% corn, 20% wheat, rye, and barley) bourbon whiskey.

It is one of nine whiskeys produced at Journeyman and one of nineteen spirits made there overall. 

My aunt, who is from Michigan, got this bottle as a gift from a friend, who is from Michigan. We cracked it open in Virginia with a bunch of people from North Carolina and Kentucky. Here's how it fared.

Journeyman Featherbone Bourbon

Journeyman Distillery
90 proof
$45 MSRP

Color: Light amber. Tawny, perhaps, and thin.

Nose: Clean and young. I get white dog/grain and a pleasant ethanol crispness. As it opens up...sweet tobacco, fresh oak, and cherry lozenges.

Tasting Notes: Rye spice pops you in the mouth up front. Classic vanilla and caramel flash on the tongue but are overtaken by youthful grain. The finish is short and hottish. 

Overall: B-. Another young craft bourbon. Better than most, as it's well distilled and totally drinkable, but it is still too young. Give this thing a few years to mature and we'll be back for more!