FEW Rye Whiskey
My "Go to" drink for a mellow night cap...
It's really good
Also from Few Spirits Distillery
Whiskey or Whisky
Insider knowledge: FEW Rye Whiskey is named whiskey by virtue of the fact it's from America. If distilled in Scotland the spelling would be FEW Rye Whisky, as opposed to whiskey.
FEW Rye Whiskey Bottling Note
This Rye Whiskey melds rye (70%) with the mellowness of corn (20%) and complexity of malted barley (10%) in its mash bill, leaving us with a rather fine drink indeed. The fermented mash is then distilled to 67.5% abv, barrelled at 57.55% abv and bottled at 46.5% abv
FEW Spirits hails from Evanston in the United States of America, a city that suffered Prohibition for over one hundred years thanks to many of its advocates hailing from its dry streets. Thankfully Evanston is now home to this excellent craft distillery which takes its name ironically from the initials of Frances Elizabeth Willard, a key figure in the Temperance Movement.
Nose: The aroma is particularly fruity with notes of apples, pears and plums with a spicy after thought.
Palate: The flavour is as fruity as the aroma with more apples and pears but also a little unripe banana and candied orange peel.
Finish: The finish is long and lingering with notes of fresh orange juice, spice and apple tart.
Overall: This is a truly exceptional rye whiskey with a beautifully balanced and fruity flavour profile.
Can't recall tasting a worse whiskey
Makes a mean manhattan
Sweet, fruity and very spicy. The bottle's cool too. Fantastic stuff.
25th October 2012
Bought a sample of this (and each of the other FEW spirits). Whilst not a fan of their gins, the Rye whiskey is bloomin' good. Not as oily as, say, Canadian club, its very tasty, spicy with some slight sweetness. As the title says, makes a great manhattan.
28th October 2012
I buy Rye for its bite; this to me tastes like an unhappy marriage between rye and a sweetener of some description - not a success.
2nd December 2012
I didn't realize whiskey could go bad. While of course it cannot, these samples would make one wonder. Reminded me of day old grass clippings. Disgustingly sweet on the finish.
31st December 2012
my favourite rye. big and peppery. takes a little getting used to. Very, very addictive and a lot of fun to drink. Almost too much..
24th January 2013
This rye whiskey is super smooth, and has a nice, smokey fragrance. It has a bit of bite, but not enough to make a girl cry, which is good, because half my bottle has been used to impress women :)
My dad, who's a single malt scotch drinker... got converted to rye after I let him have a few sips.
I really don't understand why this product would have 1 star reviews; this is possibly the most interesting bottle I have in my bar, and if Master of Malt had a 'subscribe and save' feature, I would add this to a bi-monthly renewal.
24th March 2013
I have issue with thi in that I believe the whiskey in this bottle is no more than 18 months old, certainly tastes that way, maybe a little bit of the creator having to sell before its ready in order to reinvest, but I say leave it in cask for longer to mellow and maybe give it some flavour. Certainly will not be buying this again when there are lots of other ryes out there!
25th March 2013
Well, if making an independent flavor statement is what FEW had in mind, they've certainly achieved that in spades. Five stars or One, take your pick; everyone seems to either hate this rye whiskey or love it. I'm with the love-its.