The Artisan Line Of Field Spirits Now Available At O’Hare
THREE OAKS, MI — Journeyman Distillery is thrilled to announce that its artisan collection of Field Spirits, created in collaboration with the Field Museum, is now available for purchase at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Terminal 1, just in time for holiday travels and shopping. First released in 2018 in celebration of Chicago’s Field Museum’s 125th anniversary, this series of historically-created spirits include a gin, vodka and rye whiskey made from botanicals that were first collected for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.
Crafted using locally-sourced Midwest grains and water from the distillery’s untreated underground aquifer, Journeyman Distillery prides itself in being exceptionally American.
Field Gin is created with 27 botanicals and plants, including juniper, lavender, red corn, horehound herb, charoli nuts and quinoa. This complex, turn-of-the-century gin features lavender on the nose and sweet tropical fruit undertones layered with dark licorice, mint and ginger snaps. It is certified kosher and gluten-free.
Handcrafted with heirloom bloody butcher red corn that dates back to the 1840s, as the sole ingredient, Field Vodka is a truly Midwestern vodka that reflects the terroir of Michigan farmland. Double-distilled to 90 proof with no added ingredients, this artisanal vodka offers a robust, buttery, sweet flavor and is certified organic, kosher and gluten-free.
Field Rye is made by macerating Journeyman’s most-awarded and best-selling Last Feather Rye whiskey with black mission fig, one of the world’s oldest sweeteners. By resting in the Last Feather Rye for more than three months, the black mission fig imparts subtle, all-natural and complimentary flavors of sweet melon, banana and strawberry to the spicy and fruity characteristics of the rye and is certified organic, kosher and gluten-free.
“It was an incredible opportunity to collaborate with the Field Museum, which has resulted in three historic, artisanal spirits that honor the Museum’s and the city of Chicago’s agricultural history. Distilling is all about history and preservation, and using the world’s oldest flavors to create the finest spirits is what Journeyman is all about,” says Journeyman Distillery founder Bill Welter. “A ‘Journeyman’ is also an adventurer who embarks on great unknown adventures, making it quite fitting for this collection to be available at O’Hare – for all kinds of journeys.”
“The partnership the Museum has with Journeyman continues to be incredible. It is rare to find a group of people who are as dedicated and invested in creating not just a product, but an experience with such authenticity and I am thrilled we get to share that now with travelers at O’Hare”, said Megan Williams, Director of Business Enterprises at the Field Museum.
Whether purchasing a gift on the way through town or restocking on the way back in, Field Spirits will be ready to travel and available at O’Hare International Airport as of November 20, 2021. Purchase options include full size 750ml bottles of Field Gin (SRP: $39.99), Field Vodka (SRP: $29.99) and Field Rye (SRP: $59.99) as well as the Field Spirits Gift Set featuring a 200ml bottle each of Field Gin, Field Vodka, and Field Rye in a gift box. (SRP: $39.99)