American Whiskey - Rye

Few Spirits Rye Whiskey

From: Illinois, United States Liquor Review Category: Rye American Whiskey

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Tier 3
This is a Tier 3 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics recommended the spirit but it will be a value brand or have an exotic taste.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2012

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2015

Proof66 Notes

Few Rye Whiskey is a blend of a majority of rye grain with a portion of corn and to lighten and sweeten the taste.

Few Spirits, founded by Paul Hletko, is an homage to the "timeless liquors of the past." It is based in Evanston, Illinois where they claim as the very birthplace of the (the late and unlamented) temperance movement... an article from the Chicago Reader cites dry rulings going all the way back to 1855. In fact, the FEW name is actually the initials of Frances Elizabeth Willard, who was the national president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Movement and figured largely in Prohibition (as well as the more laudable Women’s Suffrage). Thus, the name is a bit of an ironic joke. Should founder Paul Hletko and Frances Willard meet in heaven… well, that will be an interesting conversation. The spirits are batch distilled using American midwestern grain. Few Spirits says that when the first drop of liquor was made at their distillery it was the first legal drop of alcohol made in Evanston, IL.

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This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
md_schneider md_schneider (13) (2015-04-26)
Smells as bad as it tastes. Impressively bad.
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