FEW Rye

Rye

FEW // Illinois, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    85
  • Avg. Rating

    3.51
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 242 )

The mash bill used here is 70% rye, 20% corn, and 10% malted barley, all sourced from within 100 miles of Evanston, Illinois, where the distillery is located. Evanston was a dry county well past the end of Prohibition and alcohol wasn't allowed until 1972 when restaurants and hotels could finally sell liquor. FEW is the first distillery (or alcohol production of any sort) in the town's history.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    46.5
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"Much like the bourbon, Indian spices come to mind, but more of an herbal rather than a sweet profile is found here. Perhaps due to the wine yeast from the Loire Valley in France used in the fermentation is why fruity esters are found here such as pear and peach. As you taste, there is spice throughout with barrel tannins drying your palate. "

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Flavor Profile

Spicy & Sweet