Journeyman Distillery Last Feather Rye Whiskey

Journeyman Distillery Last Feather Rye Whiskey


Journeyman Distillery’s Last Feather Rye Whiskey combines Midwestern rye, wheat, and barley for a nuanced flavor.

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Everything about Journeyman Distillery is handcrafted, and they take pride in their home, reflecting that meticulous attention to labor. The original maple factory floors date back to the 1800s. They possess a concrete bar crafted in Grand Rapids, adorned with etched coordinates on the side to commemorate this historic and distinctive location. Journeyman employs wood from the family barn in central Indiana, once serving as flooring for an early 1900s schoolhouse. EK Warren, the original factory builder, although a staunch prohibitionist, would likely be pleased to see his building shining so brightly. The bottles, akin to the building, are steeped in family history and eagerly shared with their patrons. The choice to become an organic distillery was a personal and straightforward decision for them. Several years ago, Bill decided to make a conscious choice regarding his consumption and food sources. To support local organic farmers, their distillery sources organic grain cultivated by family farmers in the Midwest. This concept aligns with the idea of eating with a sense of place, emphasizing local spirits, handcrafted cheeses, and organic Michigan fruits. Journeyman believes that organic practices convey respect for the land and its people. The distillery’s products are certified organic by the Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA), an organic certification agency rooted in the Midwest. Their organic grain is produced without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, growth hormones, feed additives, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Journeyman Distillery’s Last Feather Rye Whiskey blends Midwestern rye and wheat with a touch of barley to enhance the flavor profile, maturing in new white oak barrels to develop its distinctive taste. This fruit-forward whiskey concludes with a gentle crescendo of spice and pepper from the rye, embodying heritage and resilience, a spirit that survived during prohibition. Although the first batch of this rye was produced in Chicago, its history remains intact as production transitioned to the Featherbone building—a testament to its enduring legacy. The distiller comments that their time training at Koval Distillery in Chicago, where they put rye whiskey in barrels, was not only an invaluable educational experience but also provided the aged rye whiskey they proudly bottled for their opening day.

Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 15 in


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