Journeyman Distillery has picked up three awards at the 022 ASCOT Awards, including Double Platinum, Best Wheat Whiskey, and Best in Class: Whiskey of the Year.

Additionally, Journeyman’s Silver Cross Four Grain Whiskey earned a Gold Medal in this year’s awards.

Wheat whiskeys are often overlooked and it is a major accomplishment for Journeyman’s Corsets, Whips and Whiskey single-grain, cask-strength wheat whiskey to pick up three awards at once.

“This is like a minor-league team beating the Yankees at the World Series. This is Rich Strike winning the Kentucky Derby,” said Fred Minnick, founder of the ASCOT Awards. “For the first time in any major spirits competition, a wheat whiskey was judged to be best.”

Created by spirits personality Fred Minnick, the ASCOT Awards highlight spirits from across the globe. Submissions underwent a blind taste test by a panel of experts, who then determined winners for both individual categories and the Best in Show.

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

Corsets, Whips and Whiskey showcases the quality and terroir of the organic Michigan wheat used to produce it, offering a soft, sweet smoothness. Journeyman is one of the few certified organic distilleries in the nation.

“Journeyman started in 2010 and was built on the core principle of ‘Always a Journeyman.’ A mindset of never a master but always in pursuit of distilling excellence,” said Bill Welter, founder of Journeyman Distillery. “It’s amazing to have competed with some of the true masters of the trade and to have fared so well!”

To commemorate the accolades, the Corsets, Whips and Whiskey Summer Celebration will take place at the Distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan from June 23-26 including a multi-course dinner hosted by founder Bill Welter, backyard BBQs with live music as well as special distillery tours and features at Staymaker, the distillery’s on-site family-friendly restaurant. The distillery will also be releasing a limited Corsets, Whips and Whiskey bottle that was finished in Schramm’s Mead barrels at the celebration.

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