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    Rich profile

    True to its signature title, a Three Oaks-based distillery began with a journey and a thirst for delivering a well-crafted experience. From its historic location within the 1883-built Featherbone Factory just 70 miles northeast of Chicago, to the well-known craft of whisky distilling inherent to Scotland, Journeyman Distillery provides more than a high-quality product, but rather an entire rich experience. Garrett Ragland, marketing manager at Journeyman Distillery, said when Founder and Owner Bill Welter talks about the founding of the distillery, the two subjects discussed include golf and Scotland. “He is very passionate about the game of golf. It is what brought him to Scotland and whisky is what made…

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    Mixing Glass: Lavender Gimlet

    JOURNEYMAN DISTILLERY THREE OAKS, MICHIGAN  Among Journeyman Distillery’s impressive repertoire of spirits is its unique Bilberry Black Hearts Gin, which derives its name from Thomas Hardy’s novel The Return of the Native where bilberries were referred to as “black-hearts.” The certified organic spirit combines bilberries, which is native to Britain and northern Europe, with juniper and seven other botanicals to infuse flavors of tart fig, pepper, and black licorice into the clean, bright, and fruity gin. As an establishment with a knack for infusing stories into its space, spirits, and menu, it is only natural one of its cocktails is steeped with rich history. The Lavender Gimlet, Journeyman Distillery’s twist…