caramel
rye
clove
cinnamon
dry
sweet
tangy
charred
malted barley
Spiral Few Bourbon Whiskey
Few
Bourbon Whiskey
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Colour
Caramel
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Sweet caramel and rich malt with hints of spiced cloves.
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Cloves develop and are joined by cinnamon, more caramel and toffee, tangy wood and malt
 
Finish
Lingers just long enough with the malt being the most obvious flavour.


Flavour Spiral
caramel, rye, clove, cinnamon, dry, sweet, tangy, charred, malted barley
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From the city of Evanston, Illinois, where the Temperance movement originates, comes a craft distillery that put a stop to long-standing dry laws in these parts. Situated in the backside alley of a former chop shop, Paul Hletko and his skilled team are crafting the finest spirits made from Corn, Rye and Barley. The distillery’s single purpose is to bring the best products made from the best grains, perfectly matured and finished under one roof.
 
Now to give you a brief backstory. In the 19th century a woman named Francis Elizabeth Willard was elected President of the Chicago Christian Temperance Movement. She embarked on a decade-long crusade to prohibit alcohol in the US, and had succeeded. Mr. Hletko worked hard and lobbied against the law, and eventually, made it go away. Ironically and hilariously, he’s named his craft spirits after Francis (FEW are the initials of her name). Bold move for sure.
 
Matured in charred Minnesota Oak barrels, this is a wonderfully unique three-grain Bourbon. Minnesota Oak barrels have a tighter grain, which gives a lot of character to the liquid inside. The presence of the three grains are felt throughout, with a maltedness that lasts from nose to finish. But the flavours do not stop there. This Whisky is rich and smooth, with the thick sweetness of caramel that combines elegantly with a signature Bourbon spice. These flavours jump out and make a lasting impression on the palate.
 
  • Style
    Bourbon Whisky
  • Region
    Evanston, Illinois
  • Country
    USA
  • Alcohol
    46.50%
  • Distillery
    FEW Spirits Distillery
  • Bottler
    FEW Spirits Distillery

Few

Bourbon Whiskey

(0.75l, 46.50%)


6.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Few Bourbon Whiskey
Mike
Mike,
Smooth and sweet. Compares to Makers Mark. Winner of our taste test!
Kwan
Kwan,
Caramel. Yum.
Madison
Madison,
Very grainy; ok flavor profile. Just not my kind of whiskey.
Jason
Jason,
A slight burn to this bourbon, but not too bad, just a bit too sweet for my taste.
Josh
Josh,
Decent flavor. Slightly sweet but not very smooth
Blake
Blake,
I quite enjoyed it ! Uniquely flavored bourbon
Rhyn
Rhyn,
Easy whiskey to drink. Not overly complex and sweet with a good smokey finish. Worth the money but you can get it in a taster if a little uneasy about the mixed review.
Todd
Todd,
I liked the unique flavor of this one. It's unlike other bourbons I've had recently.
Steve
Steve,
Simple nose, syrup feel, with a dominate malt finish that lingers.
Antti
Antti,
is an outstanding balanced sipper, 'honey, nut-crunch', then again I am partial to 10 year old Tawny Ports with this profile!
Michael
Michael,
Delicious. The charcoal flavoring stands out prominently on the palate.
Eric
Eric,
Like it, don't love it.. i dig the sweet and tangy notes
Edison
Edison,
Smells like cereal, which gives you hope. Tastes like cereal and markers, not so good. A little water makes it palatable. There are much better tasting bottles for less money.
Joseph
Joseph,
Initial smoke, peat and heat. Mid of spice, smoke and little bit of caramel. Medium finish of heat, vanilla, spice and oats.
Jedediah
Jedediah,
Just not a fan of the flavor.
Chris
Chris,
Not my favorite. This one has a pretty heavy rye flavor up front with a slight sweet flavor on the back end. There is a pretty prevalent alcohol flavor at the end that turned me off slightly. Overall it is very drinkable. It's just not my favorite.
Michael
Michael,
First off I'm a Scotch drinker and not a big fan of ANY Bourbon but I do enjoy a good Gin & Tonic during the summer months. That being said I guess it was okay for a Bourbon, don't really know.
John
John,
Not bad, but not amazing either. A little bit simple on the flavor profile for me to want to drink straight, but too expensive to want to mix. Probably will not try again.
Levi
Levi,
Very nice smooth stays with you. A+
Patrick
Patrick,
Unique taste with an abundance of Rye & especially Wheat flavor. Reminds me of the smell of Kentucky Bluegrass. Perhaps appropriate with the Derby just around the corner.
Michael
Michael,
Taste the Barrel on this middle of the road bourbon. It's average too my taste
Michael
Michael,
Solid bourbon just not my speed.
Tristan
Tristan,
Easy to drink. Definitely taste the char of the cask. Would drink again.
Jeff
Jeff,
Not bad, but didn't seem aged enough. It needed more oak flavor. The Rye flavor was not prominent, if that's your thing.
Carl
Carl,
Sweet up front with caramel notes, but then the rye... Too. Much. Rye. Overly spicy finish. Too bad too, has a nice soft mouth feel.
Brad
Brad,
Harsh for me to start. Second taste was better. Might continue to improve
Captain
Captain,
A bit too hot for my taste. The burn makes it unenjoyable
Todd
Todd,
Unique. Sweeter with a nice finish.
Brady
Brady,
This bourbon is highly unique. Smell presents a charcoal-like sweetness. Upon tasting FEW you get a Tamarind fruit taste, along with tangy citrus, and an obvious sweet corn flavor. The finish is smokey-sweet. This is definitely a special bourbon. The story behind it makes it even more worth the adoration. Very, very enjoyable. A+
Scott
Scott,
Middle of the road for me. Not bad but not the first bottle I grab when I want a drink.
Scott
Scott,
Middle of the road for me. Not bad but not the first bottle I grab when I want a drink.
Seth
Seth,
Poured it back in the bottle after the first sip
Paul
Paul,
I like it very much went down smooth
Joseph
Joseph,
Solid bourbon. Not bad. Not great. Somewhere in the middle, especially because it is pricy for what it is. Sharp up front. Caramel. Apricot finish that you can taste for a while.
Rob
Rob,
Good sipping bourbon. Not too complex and not as smooth as others I drink.
Chris
Chris,
Taste the cinnamon and the hardness of the wood with a tangy and burn as You swallow.
Jennifer
Jennifer,
I tasted very strong cinnamon and clove
Tim
Tim,
I got subtle raisin and tea notes on the nose. Definitely malty with spice and the malty finish lasts a long time. I'd drink it again.
Wayne
Wayne,
Not as smooth as other whiskeys. More Woody Taste. I'd give it a B!
Nick
Nick,
Really solid. Hint of spice hits all the right notes for me. I haven't had many that were better than this.
Ryan
Ryan,
Somewhat disappointing. Peaty nose and finish reminds me of a cheap scotch.
Craig
Craig,
This is some smooth whiskey, very enjoyable!
Jimi
Jimi,
This came in my welcome box, and I think I've found a new favorite. Beautiful coloring, sweet tasting, and I already wish I had a bottle.
Justin
Justin,
Nice spice and a great compliment to the steak done we had. This was the first out of the taster box i tried. Very bold, but great flavior imo
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Flat tasting - not powerful. Just bland.
James
James,
Young. Burn on the finish just ruined it for me. I like a good burn but this was too young.
Tom
Tom,
Tried it in the sample box. Did not enjoy it at all. Definitely young and harsh.
Scott
Scott,
This was "C" in my Flaviar Welcome Box. I shared this with my wife who is NOT a major whiskey/bourbon drinker. We often drink Jim Beam...I go neat and she takes ice and water ("But don't drown it!" From Patricia Neal, movie: Harm's Way). We tasted this box together and I adjusted my rating based on her input. Journeyman was a "7". We would both order it in any lounge where such quality was found and we'd buy in our liquor store if they carried it!
Beth
Beth,
For some reason I love this - not too sweet but smooth and slight caramel taste and smell.
George
George,
Nice spicy taste but finish short for my preference
Gerard
Gerard,
Some hints of tobacco, refreshing start to a smooth findh
Enoch
Enoch,
The flavor is harsh and lacks depth, but one may like it if they're a fan of whiskey with strong helpings of rye. (I changed this from 4 to 5 stars because it's grows on me by the end of the glass.)
Alex
Alex,
It was an enjoyable whiskey but nothing memorable. I would buy it again to have around for casual drinking and mixing, and recommend it for people looking for an enjoyable 'simple' whiskey.
Brian
Brian,
WONDERFUL tobacco smell! Good mouth feel. Slightly spicy finish.
Tracey
Tracey,
Liked best of the 3, smoother
Patrick
Patrick,
Interesting, but i did not like it
Brian
Brian,
Meh... it's ok.
David
David,
An interesting complex Bourbon definitely worth purchasing a whole bottle for later.
Rob
Rob,
Spicy and smooth. Delightful
William
William,
Light and unremarkable.
Gary
Gary,
It was just Bourbon and, as such, pretty unpleasant - I recommend that all three companies sell everything and use the proceeds to buy single malt scotch and distribute it to their former victims.
Joshua
Joshua,
The rating I give this fine Bourbon does it no justice. I am just one who prefers light flavors rather than Dark flavors. Still a Fine Way to end the day. One Thumb Up
Chris
Chris,
I didn't enjoy this one at all. It had a sour note that I could get past.
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Very good! Our second favorite. Great aftertaste.
Justin
Justin,
I was very pleased with this whiskey. It seemed very light but flavorful. I enjoyed it very much.
Chris
Chris,
Nice in the mouth, not to overwhelming. Swish around and a little burn going down, very nice.
Henry
Henry,
A sweet drink with a strong yet peculiar aftertaste.
Matthew
Matthew,
Didn't fit my palette. Not bad per say but I didn't enjoy it
Bruce
Bruce,
Pleasant surprise really enjoyed this. Nice finish and bold initial taste
Kurosh
Kurosh,
Smooth. Fruity, sweet and delicate to the point that it's almost not a spirit. Not my cup of tea.
David
David,
Few was a good sipping bourbon.
Jeff
Jeff,
It was good.
Michael
Michael,
Very sweet. I thought it was OK but probably wouldn't purchase a bottle.
Barry
Barry,
Not the smoothest but pretty sweet. Vanilla Carmel and some spice. Long warm finish. Worth a taste but maybe not worth buying a whole bottle
Therese
Therese,
This whiskey tastes like a Manhattan, without having to go through the trouble of mixing a drink.
William
William,
Not a good bourbon at all was very unpleasant.
Eric
Eric,
Caramel and cinnamon... sweet and smooth... worth a try
Cindi
Cindi,
This one also has sweet notes. We liked sample A better.
Bryce
Bryce,
The taste is rich... love this one
Edward
Edward,
This was strangely dry on the tongue. As a novice, have not experienced that before. I didn't mind. Nose and taste were very good.
anonymous
anonymous,
Good bourbon. Not as great as the Rye, and other bourbons are better and cheaper!
Richard
Richard,
Good but a bit spicy for me.
Kyle
Kyle,
Very smooth and enjoyable!
Michael
Michael,
Very smooth.
Diogenes
Diogenes,
It's a bourbon that drinks like an Irish. Very smooth. Right off the bat you get caramel and cinnamon. Then the rye comes in and you've got yourself a party. Personally, I like my bourbon to have a. It more bite to it then this, although that doesn't mean I'm not enjoying it. I think it would make a wonderful old fashioned, I just haven't gotten around to trying that yet.
anonymous
anonymous,
Smooth and delicate.
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Excellent smooth rich bourbon. In a class of its own.
anonymous
anonymous,
Spicy
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