Kissing Cousins Whiskey Annual Release Set for May 23rd

We optimistically await what the Summer will bring and the annual release of Journeyman Distillery‘s “Kissing Cousins” Whiskey will proceed as usual—and fans of fine craft spirits couldn’t be happier.

Named the “Best Whiskey in Michigan,” by Esquire Magazine, this limited batch spirit has all the character of Journeyman’s award-winning Featherbone Bourbon, with deep earthy notes gained from an extra finish in wine barrels from nearby Dablon Vineyards.

For Batch #8, Featherbone Bourbon was aged in new, charred, white oak 30 gallon barrels for 2.5 years prior to finishing in Dablon cabernet sauvignon reserve and chardonnay barrels.

Tasting notes for the resulting spirit include dried stone fruit on the nose with fresh cut tobacco. The wine barrel influence is noticeable right away, as are hints of candied pecan and vanilla cream soda—followed by nutmeg and cinnamon as the taste develops. “Red Licorice becomes very present as well as an underlying juiciness that is just phenomenal,” says Journeyman production manager Tom Balich.

Available at Journeyman’s Three Oaks distillery on May 23rd, Kissing Cousins Whiskey is attractively priced at $34.99 for 375ml or $69.99 for 750ml. Custom engraving of 750ml bottles is available for just $10.

This local cross-town classic is ready to be enjoyed today or saved for a special occasion. Contact Journeyman Distillery for more information: 269-820-2050 or visit