The World’s Best Whiskey
The American Spirits Council of Tasters—also known as the ASCOT Awards—convenes annually to judge the best in booze, across all categories. The council is comprised of 43 industry professionals who blind-taste over 1,100 entries through several days. They’ve just revealed their Best In Show, the single greatest liquid tasted during the 2023 iteration. And the winner is…absolutely shocking. Corsets, Whips & Whiskey by Journeyman Distillery out of Three Oaks, Michigan has taken home the grand prize.
The shock value here doesn’t come from the whiskey itself. It’s great. Nor are we surprised by the fact that the distillery exists outside of the traditional production nexus of Kentucky/Tennessee/Indiana. We’ve been exposed to plenty of great American whiskey from all corners of the country. No, the insane thing here is that this particular expression of wheated whiskey just hauled in the ASCOT Best In Show for the second year in a row!