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Journeyman Bilberry Black Hearts Gin
This product is available in: CA, IL, NH, NY, ND Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.Size750mL Proof90 (45% ABV)
This product is available in: CA, IL, NH, NY, ND Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.
About Journeyman Bilberry Black Hearts GinThe Featherbone Factory — built by E.K. Warren in the 19th century to manufacture women's corsets — sits on the banks of Lake Michigan just across the Indiana border in Three Oaks, Michigan. As the factory changed hands in the twentieth century, it became a production site for everything from buggy whips to pickles. Today, it's home to Journeyman Distillery and Bill Welter, Journeyman's master distiller.
Welter, who was formerly a banker in Indiana, began his journey when his family business was sold in 2006. He moved to Scotland, where he began to learn the art of craft distillation from Greg Ramsay (master distiller at Nant Distillery) and Bill Lark (master distiller at Lark Distillery). After returning to the United States, Welter spent time producing and resting whiskey using a prominent organic & kosher distiller’s facility in Chicago before opening the doors of his own distillery in Three Oaks with the intention to offer grain-to-glass spirits from day one/drop one.
This Bilberry Black Hearts Gin is aptly named after the famed Bilberry, cousin to the huckleberry & blueberry. The Bilberry is dark in color and was given the nickname “Black Heart” in 19th century England. This gin has traditional gin botanicals like juniper, lemon, bitter orange, cinnamon, coriander, anise, angelica, and orris root to produce a uniquely American Style Gin. Double-distilled from 100% organic Michigan wheat and 9 botanicals: Juniper, Bilberry, Lemon, Bitter Orange, Cinnamon, Coriander, Anise, Angelica, Orris.
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According to Winston Churchill, "The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives and minds than all the doctors in the Empire," referring to the British officers using it to treat malaria in India.
Initially made for medicinal purposes, gin gets most of its flavor from the juniper berries added after the distillation process. It sure has come a long way from the Middle Ages, with the introduction of new botanicals, fruits, and spices, bringing it closer to people of all flavor varieties.