FEW Single Malt Whisky

American Single Malt

FEW // Illinois, USA

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3 out of 5 stars
( 53 )

This single malt whisky is made with both un-smoked and smoked malted barley (with cherry wood as the wood source). It is a seasonal release with a small production (for the moment anyway). All grains are sourced within 100 miles of Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, where the distillery is located. Though not required of a single malt made in the US, this is produced from 100% malted barley.

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  • American Single Malt
    Made in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
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Tasting Notes

"The aroma is robust and on the nutty side of the tasting wheel, almost waxy. There is a sweet smoke, but it is very mild. If you take a big whiff, you can pick up sawdust. The malt has a nice weight to it and is more spice driven than fruity. The finish has a lot of oak influence, and though it does taste young, overall the whisky is a pleasant experience."

Score 87

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