Journeyman Whiskey Reviews – A recipe for something different.

Just over a week ago, I had the good fortune of finding myself with a free Sunday afternoon in southwest Michigan.  With a quick google search, I knew exactly how I would kill that time:  a tour of the Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Journeyman Distillery Tour

While there, I picked up a few bottles that are reviewed below.  But first, a little bit about Journeyman.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

Henry McKenna Single Barrel

Henry McKenna Single Barrel has been known as a solid, mid-shelf, value bourbon.

Henry McKenna Single Barrel

Its specifications knock down many of the pins that bourbon fans want:

      • Bottled-in-Bond
      • 100 proof
      • 10-year age statement
      • Single barrel
      • Distilled, aged, and bottled on site by Heaven Hill, a reputable distiller
      • And, at least around here, will only set you back about $32

And yet, even with all it brings to the table, this bourbon has not traditionally been highly sought after. Maybe that’s because its label does not bear the words “limited release” or “special edition.” Maybe it’s because of its general availability.

Well, those days may be over.

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1792 High Rye

We continue our series on 1792 bourbons with a review of 1792 High Rye.  For a detailed history of 1792 and reviews of many other 1792 and Barton products, check out our 1792 page.

1792 High Rye

What is High Rye?  According to 1792, High Rye follows a traditional “rye” bourbon recipe, but uses “a much higher percentage of rye as the secondary grain than most bourbons do, creating a robust and full flavor.”  It is likely that this release is around 8 years of age. The initial release was aged in Barton Distillery’s Warehouse K on the second floor. It is, however, unknown whether subsequent releases were also aged 8 years or pulled from this same warehouse location.

High Rye is described as a “Limited Edition Expression” but has been released at least annually since it hit the market in 2016.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

1792 Full Proof Review

We continue our series on 1792 bourbons with a review of 1792 Full Proof.  For a detailed history of 1792 and reviews of many other 1792 and Barton products, check out our 1792 page.

1792 Full Proof

1792 Full Proof is 1792’s near barrel proof offering.  The name “Full Proof” signifies the 125 proof at which the spirit first entered the barrel – i.e., the barrel entry proof.  1792 is non-chill filtered.  The mash bill and the aging is believed to be identical to the Single Barrel and Small Batch offerings. 

Full Proof was first introduced in 2016.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.