Review #34 | /r/Bourbon Review #19 – Journeyman Buggy Whip Wheat
The Schtick: Some small craft distillery from Michigan. Unsure of the price, unsure of the quality, unsure if I want to drink it at all.
Bottler: Journeyman (Michigan)
ABV: 45% ABV
Mashbill: 100% Michigan Wheat
Source: Bottle, Gift
Nose: Alcohol, acetone, and wheat/corn. Smells a bit too much like JD #7 for comfort. Syrupy, sugary, “I should probably be mixed with coke” notes.
Taste: Young. That’s all there is to say. It’s young, astringent and generally unbalanced. Corn overload. Might prefer to drink Mellow Corn. I think the only way to win, is not to play that game.
Finish: Corn. Corn. Did I say corn? Nail polish. Regret.
Overall: I don’t know what this cost, and I don’t know if it’s supposed to be good, but yikes, it’s bad. Unfortunately, I think this is a prime example of young craft product.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Insurpassable | No better exists