Scotch Malt Whiskey Society: Issue 89 January 2024

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Scotch Malt Whiskey Society: Issue 89 January 2024
Issue 89 - Distillery Profile: Journeyman

In our relentless search for new whiskies to tantalize and engage your olfactory receptors, we’ve traveled across the pond to Michigan, home of Bill Welter and Journeyman distillery. SMWS ambassador Lee ‘Connas’ Connor caught up with Bill online to find out what their spirit is all about and what members can expect.

It has a proud, rich history. Tradition, skills and culture dating back hundreds of years that are now celebrated across the globe. It’s hardly surprising that people flock to Scotland to experience and learn at the very home of one of its most popular exports.

No, we’re not talking about whisky here. But in Bill Welter’s case, it was one of Scotland’s other great traditions that proved to be an unlikely gateway to becoming a distiller.