Journeyman Distillery Wins Double, Double Gold

The prestigious John Barleycorn Society has recognized Journeyman Distillery with two Double-Gold awards for video marketing.

The award-winning short films, titled “We Are Journeyman” and “Building a Distillery” beautifully narrate the Journeyman story and provide a peek behind the scenes of the family owned business. Connecting today’s distillery operations to the history of its artfully restored Three Oaks, MI home, both videos were produced by Rhino Media of Kalamazoo, MI.

“Our journey has embraced risk-taking, adventure, and family,” says Journeyman co-founder, Bill Welter who, in 2010, took on the challenge of building a distillery in a crumbling historic factory. “Too many people tear down old buildings. We saw an opportunity to bring something important back to life. Not just a building, but an ethos of innovation, entrepreneurship, hard work, community, and pride.” Welter recognizes the “hardworking men and women of Journeyman,” and humbly shares this recognition with those who make it all possible.

The John Barleycorn Awards honor the innovative distillers, writers, marketers, designers who cultivate the fertile traditions of the spirits industry. Founded by a group of spirit journalists, “The John Barleycorn Society is dedicated to redefining today’s spirits awards by acknowledging the entire scope of the industry and revolutionizing the process,” according to their website.

To learn more about Journeyman Distillery and their acclaimed grain-to-bottle craft spirits, visit View the Double Gold award-winning videos on YouTube at