Journeyman Distillery recently announced its collection of Field Spirits, created in collaboration with the Field Museum, is now available for purchase at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in Terminal 1.
First released in 2018 in celebration of Chicago’s Field Museum’s 125th anniversary. This series of what’s described as historically-created spirits includes a gin, vodka, and rye whiskey made from botanicals used first for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.
It was crafted using locally-sourced Midwest grains and water from the distillery’s untreated underground aquifer.
The Field Rye is made by macerating Journeyman’s Last Feather Rye whiskey with black mission fig, said to be one of the world’s oldest sweeteners. The black mission fig adds subtle, natural flavors of sweet melon, banana and strawberry to the spicy and fruity characteristics of the rye.
“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,” said Journeyman Distillery founder Bill Welter in a prepared statement. “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.”
Field Spirits are available at O’Hare International Airport now for a suggested retail price of $59.99.
“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.
Journeyman’s was founded in 2010, and crafts, bottles, sells and serves organic and kosher certified spirits at the historic Featherbone Factory in Three Oaks, Michigan.
Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.