Raising the Bar

July 10th, 2024
Jane Simon Ammeson
Raising the Bar
Raising the Bar
Raising the Bar

The journey of Bill Welter is one where historic preservation, golf, a medieval Scottish town, a family bank in Valparaiso and the Nant Distillery in Tasmania—a ruggedly beautiful island some 10 hours or so from Australia by car ferry—intersect. Each is a puzzle part that together resulted in the creation of the Journeyman in Three Oaks, Michigan, and The American Factory–Journeyman Distillery in Valparaiso, Indiana: two sprawling distilleries and the restaurants, bars and event spaces within.

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