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Journeyman Distillery’s ‘Corsets, Whips and Whiskey’ Wins Best Of Award

Journeyman Distillery Corsets, whips and whiskey the cask-strength wheat whiskey recently won honors at the 2022 American Spirits Council of Tasters (ASCOT) awards, including Double Platinum, Best Wheat Whiskey and Best in Class: Whiskey of the Year.

The brand’s Silver Cross Four Grain whiskey also won a gold medal this year.

Journeyman Distillery’s wheat whiskey beat 800 submissions for Best in Show. To be honored with these awards, it had to be enjoyed with bourbon, Scotch, Irish whiskey and Tennessee.

Corsets, whips and whiskey from Journeyman Distillery (image via Journeyman)

“It’s like a minor league team beating the Yankees in the World Series…it’s Rich Strike winning the Kentucky Derby,” said Fred Minnick, ASCOT Awards founder and famed whiskey author. “For the first time in a major spirits competition, a wheat whiskey was judged better.”

A statement from the distiller noted that Corsets, Whips and Whiskey showcases the quality and terroir of organic Michigan wheat, delivering smooth, sweet sweetness from the wheat farm directly behind the distillery and the aquifer flowing just below the distillery. Featherbone factory.

“Journeyman started in 2010 and was built on the core principle of ‘Always a Companion.’ A mindset that is never a master but always striving for excellence in distillation,” said Bill Welter, Founder of Journeyman Distillery. “It’s amazing to have competed with some of the real masters of the trade and to have succeeded so well.”

The ASCOT Awards is a competition created by spirits personality Fred Minnick, which highlights spirits from around the world. The submissions were subjected to a blind taste test by a panel of industry-leading experts, who then determined the winners for the two individual categories and Best in Show.

Judges include Minnick; author, bar owner and educator Martin Cate; the world’s first female Master Bourbon Taster and founder of the national Bourbon Women organization Peggy Noe Stevens; educator and special events bartender Tiffanie Barriere; Francesco Lafranconi, world-renowned spirits industry mixologist and educator; Denaya Jones, craft cocktail entrepreneur; and author and bourbon columnist Susan Reigler.