FEW Immortal Rye Whiskey
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Illinois
  • Distillery FEW
  • Age NAS
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 46.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • vanilla
  • toffee
  • black pepper
  • exotic fruit
  • jasmine
  • woody
  • peach
  • toasted oak
  • spicy

FEW

Immortal Rye Whiskey (0.75l, 46.5%)
Price $44.99

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FEW Spirits cuts their award-winning Straight Rye to proof with a mystical tea from the mountains of central China.

Paul Hletko’s grandfather lost his Czechoslovak brewery to the Nazi’s in World War II and never got it back. Paul was doing home brewing and wanted to go into business for himself and took his family history and experience to heart, founding FEW Spirits in 2011. Ever the rebel, he opened his "grain to glass" craft business in Evanston, Illinois — the birthplace of the temperance movement — from a small building whose only entryway is through a back alley. And we are all glad he did. Over the last eight years, FEW Spirits has grown to three Whiskies, three Gins, and a handful of employees whose motto is "By the Few, for the Few."

Released for the first time in September 2020, FEW Immortal Rye Whiskey is an incredibly interesting idea. Rather than infuse spices or other botanicals into the Spirit, they start with Double Gold medal winning Straight Rye Whiskey right out of the barrel at full cask strength. Then they cut it to 46.5% ABV — but instead of bringing it to proof with water like normal, they use cold-brewed Ba Xian Dan Cong Oolong tea. So this is still a full flavored Rye Whiskey, but mingled with the rich, fruity, and floral tea. And that makes this permanent addition to the FEW Whiskey lineup one of THE most interesting sipping drams we’ve had this year.

Smartass Corner:
"Ba Xian Dan Cong Oolong" is a specific kind of tea in the Dan Cong Oolong family. It has twisted leaves and only comes from the high, humid mountains of the Guangdong Province where the tea trees grow slowly in the rocks like aromatic bonsai. "Ba Xian" refers to the eight immortal heroes of Chinese mythology, each with divine powers.
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Illinois
  • Distillery FEW
  • Age NAS
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 46.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Brilliant Maple

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma leads with classic Rye notes of vanilla, toffee, and black peppercorn with an overlay of exotic fruits and jasmine.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavors of earthy wood, summer peach, and dragonfruit enhance the toasted oak, baking spices, and warmth of the Rye.

Finish
The finish is long and drying with a pleasantly complex aftertaste.
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  • vanilla
  • toffee
  • black pepper
  • exotic fruit
  • jasmine
  • woody
  • peach
  • toasted oak
  • spicy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
FEW’s Master Distiller Paul Hletko overturned century-old prohibition laws to become Evanston’s first distiller of grain spirits within the city limits.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
FEW’s Master Distiller Paul Hletko overturned century-old prohibition laws to become Evanston’s first distiller of grain spirits within the city limits.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
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