Few Rye Whiskey

Few Rye Whiskey

(0.75l, 46.5%)


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The Temperance undertaker.
 
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.
 
FEW Rye Whiskey is aged in air dried oak barrels and is a meld of Rye, Corn and Malt in its mash. To be particular, 70% Rye, 20% corn and the rest consists of malted Barley. This makes for an exceptionally good Rye Whiskey, one that its creators are proud enough to call “the renaissance of Rye”. Young, and fierce yet really smooth around the corners. An impressive Whiskey from a genuine distillery with a bright future.

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  • Category
    Rye
  • Style
    Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    United States
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    46.5%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

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malted barley
rye
sweet
dark honey
spicy
caramel
pear
fruit
dry
What does Few Rye Whiskey taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Few Rye Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Caramel with an orange tint.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
The prevalent Rye succeeded by complexion of Vanilla, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon and Wood. Some hints of Butterscotch, Citrus Zest and Pepper are also present.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
A kickin’ and vivid flavor that starts with buttery Rye, Raw grains, Fruits and some Honey. In between some Citrus, Baking Spices and a bit of Wood is also felt.
 
Finish
Long and slow pepper finish.
Ratings & Reviews
Aaron
Aaron,
Sweet barley, easy drinking
 
Sarah
Sarah,
Light with a slow finish.
 
Rob
Rob,
Not a bit rye fan, but this had a bit of a sweeter taste.
 
Jaime
Jaime,
Smooth with a little bite, pairs well with just about every cigar I’ve thrown at it
 
Rick
Rick,
Taste is so subjective. IMHO Few Rye is underrated!. I give it 8.5 stars based on price point to drinkability. Been through several bottles now and the consistency is it’s strong suit. Does not have the bite and hard finish of 10 yr. WhistlePig nor the heavy pumpernickel of a similar priced Bulliet 95. It is Rye like I like it so there...
 
Brantley
Brantley,
The finish surprised me, in a nice way!
 
Gabriella
Gabriella,
A little bit more volatile than I’m used to, but a nice dried fruit after taste
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Notes of cinnamon but kind of harsh, but I’m not much of a rye whiskey person
 
Sean
Sean,
Notes of apple, cinnamon, tobacco, pepper... Got a little bit of clove at one point. Sweet on the front, spicy on the back, and a wonderful aroma. First rye I've liked, but to be honest I've only tried 5-10... I've always been an Irish whiskey and bourbon fan.
 
Cynthia
Cynthia,
Spicy and strong. A rye novice so I don’t know what to compare it to. Hope to get more experience to be able to understand it better.
 
James
James,
few i had found to have a grate nose a little like oak smoke with some sugar it’s taste was strong yet not overpowering with a mild vanilla taste.
 
David
David,
Made me think of baking sweet bread, very long pepper finish. Pretty solid rye, wouldn't mind having it again at all.
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Much better on ice, but still a bit too spicy for my tastes.
 
Nicole
Nicole,
It's a sweet rye good for those who like bourbon neat.
 
Brenda
Brenda,
My opinion is that if a whiskey or bourbon can be enjoyed for its flavor neat, then it's a quality drink. I enjoyed this one neat.
 
Michael
Michael,
I like rye, not a fan of this one. There was nothing special about this
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Not impressed as the first taster I tried from Flaviar. I was excited to open the Rye first as I’m not as experienced in Rye. The Ryes I have had, I’ve liked a lot. I’m not a mixer with my spirits so I drink them with two cubes of ice. Few Rye just left me wanting more.
 
Bradley
Bradley,
Not a fan
 
John
John,
This rye honestly had too much going on. You can smell the pear when beginning your sip, and then you taste some citrus, and then you get a burnt and rye finish. It wasn't too smooth going down.
 
Lloyd
Lloyd,
I was not a fan of this rye whisky.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
The spice stands out above everything else. Sweet and easy to drink. Smooth, doesn't have much of a kick.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Aromatic nose. Definitely can smell the wood notes. Smooth with a nice balance of spice and vanilla.
 
Amber
Amber,
This one was ok. It grew on me as I drank it more but it wasn't a standout. I got a lot of citrus, honey, and burnt wood.
 
John
John,
Had to make it into a Manhattan to stomach it
 
Jason
Jason,
Of the welcome box selections, this was the real standout for me. The rye spice strikes right up front on the nose and the palate, with shining pepper notes and zest, carried through the finish on a solid bed of corn sweetness. Tasty as hell. Tasted in a Glencairn glass.
 
Banner
Banner,
Very smooth, not spicy, hints of caramel... need more!
 
Audra
Audra,
Nice warm peppery note. Smooth finish, this is a good rye.
 
Scot
Scot,
Disclosure: I drink mine over an ice cube. I do like the flavor. The normal caramel, spice, rye, honey. I’m not getting anything too unique, here. Tasty.
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Not bad at all
 
Ken
Ken,
Tried this one both straight and chilled with a splash of water. Straight, it was so sharp that I could barely swallow it. I didn't get any sweetness, only spice. Chilled with a splash, it became a little more palatable, but still not one I could imagine wanting to taste again..
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Strong honey off the nose, follows through on the taste as well. Not super spicy for a Rye and well controlled. Somewhat single note though but prot makes an amazing base spirit for a Sazerac.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Lush, complex, and spicy.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
To date my favorite rye I have tasted and am heavily considering getting myself a bottle of this for the home bar. Great complexity, love the 46.5%, beautiful rye flavor and goes down very smooth. Would love to see a 10-12 year aged version of this product on the market.
 
Rebecca
Rebecca,
Too spicy!
 
Paul
Paul,
Being new to this it was really hard for me to taste the differences of the whiskey’s and there characters. However, the rye was so distinct and different. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this one
 
Karen
Karen,
Really good, smooth and fruity. Very mild and pleasant finish.
 
Richard
Richard,
Very good. Sweet smell and spicy taste that mellows into sweet citrus flavors. Big fan. Would buy a bottle for the bar.
 
CLEVELAND
CLEVELAND,
Great Rye extremely smooth.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Aromatics: fairly straight forward sweet notes of vanilla and cinnamon with a hint of butterscotch which (yes) is what’s above in description. Flavor: immediate spicy overtone of rye grain zest, a citrus tang of tangerine rind oils, cayenne dark chocolate with a nice white pepper finish ala a good Paso Robles Sauvignon Blanc. Impression: I could get into this when I finally start adding Ryes to the Bourbons. Would make a nice old-fashioned.
 
William
William,
It’s got a bite like a rye, but very smooth and sweet. Very strong Carmel taste with a strong pepper undertone. Phenomenal. I will buy this bottle.
 
Zach
Zach,
we got a real hot mic here. That's a Rye for sure. Pretty clean, you get the spice of the rye and not a lot of linger.
 
William
William,
Fairly smooth with an easy finish.
 
Brian
Brian,
Spicy with woody notes. The body is relatively short-lived but overall a good-tasting sipping rye.
 
Amy
Amy,
Not terrible
 
Shonn
Shonn,
Light, sweet aroma. Complex taste... Carmel, something sweet and fruity (pear or banana), with a rye and pepper bite. Mine was from the sample kit, so I had it neat. Might be better in an old fashion or over ice.
 
Charles
Charles,
Not my favorite. very dry tasting and spicy.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Sweet and smooth barley beginning with an spicy fruity (more spicy) finish. Would recommend and would like to have this bottle in my bar.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Explosive flavors from the start. Not my favorite finish. Licorice notes
 
Angela
Angela,
Very bold flavor, but smooth around the edges and great complexity in taste
 
Donald
Donald,
I think this was very good. The nose is awesome and the taste is smooth and malty. This will surprise you every time.
 
Donny
Donny,
Beautiful caramel color. Intoxication to the nose. Very smooth on the palate. Recommend neat!
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Nice spice I think it would work well in an old fashion with the spicey finish against the citrus and bitters.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Pleasant “rye” bite, and heavy on the caramel and (unfortunately) black pepper. Pouring over ice is recommended and brings out the caramel, honey, and light spices nicely.
 
Michael
Michael,
I don’t know, made an old fashioned with it but I couldn’t really taste any flavors. Like I was about to taste something like sweet or honey but it just had that harsh alcohol taste and smell. Very strong as well not that the alcoholic content is anything above normal.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Made myself a sazerac with it and its was quite good
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Really nice balance of grain, fruit, vanilla, oak, and spice
 
Curtis
Curtis,
Super light nose - sweet, spiced bread. Taste -bread, caramel, cinnamon Bitter unimpressive finish. Uninspired. If I had bought this, it would probably end up in an old fashion or Manhattan. If it cost more than Rittenhouse rye (my go to old fashion) i would not buy it... probably wouldn't buy it period.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
It's alright, rye spiciness doesn't come on too strong, finish is fairly weak. But overall a pretty smooth light sipper.
 
Warren
Warren,
Peaty!
 
brendan
brendan,
Amazing bourbon. Smooth, sweet
 
Brenton
Brenton,
Thought it was ok. Had some strong flavors but fell a little flat for me
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Favourite brand. Sweets and strong
 
Alexander
Alexander,
Was a nice rye, not heavy in any variable. I found it smooth with a nice finish.
 
Ed
Ed,
Smooth peppery taste with a bit of a Citrus finish... good solid rye whiskey
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, balanced, Rye Whiskey with an aromatic birth, while a rich life leads to a long & balanced death with notes of pepper.
 
Caleb
Caleb,
Caleb loved this rye whiskey. It tasted very smooth and sweet. The smell of this spirit was disingenuous as the flavor was far sweeter.
 
Mathew
Mathew,
Very smooth and loved the honey finish.
 
Steven
Steven,
Really enjoyed this one. Opened with rye spiciness undercut by maltiness, then lots of vanilla with some honey and caramel, and then a surprising finish of baking spice. The hard rye hit at the beginning might turn off some, but the malt sweetness smoothed it out nicely and the rest of the flavor progression was a fun ride.
 
Krista
Krista,
Surprisingly good. Very long finish, but not harsh.
 
Debbie
Debbie,
Not my favorite, guess I’m not a fan, a bit spicy, I had to really water it down
 
Jaime
Jaime,
Nice. Little burn on front. Vanilla. Not overpowering.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Pretty good.
 
Steve
Steve,
Very surprising spicy finish. Perfect sipping while watching the baseball game.
 
Michael
Michael,
Not a big rye drinker but this was very pleasant all around. Nice aroma. Interesting taste, better than the other ryes I have had.
 
Scott
Scott,
It was okay but not a fan of rye whiskey.
 
Katherine
Katherine,
Very smooth and easy to drink
 
Brian
Brian,
I don’t get the malted barley but solid honey and caramel. Nice rye spice. Nose and finish could use more.
 
Brent
Brent,
I've always been a Scotch drinker so Rye Whiskey is new to me. The smell was really nice, sweet with caramel and barely. I really liked the sweeet, spicy flavor, but the finish tasted like a surgical glove to me. As this is my first Rye, I will have to explore further to determine my likes and dislikes.
 
Charles
Charles,
Initially a medicine-like taste to my tongue. The spicy component saves the drink somewhat.
 
Laura
Laura,
Yumm. Love the warm spicy taste.
 
WESLEY
WESLEY,
Very solid. Cant go wrong. May not be your favorite, however, you probably wont be upset either.
 
Tony
Tony,
Solid spirit. It’s the runner-up in the taster I received
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Love the spice!
 
Giulio
Giulio,
Easy to drink, dry and leaves a nice spicy finish.
 
Amy
Amy,
Great flavor. Mildly spicy to me. Very easy drinking rye.
 
Jonathon
Jonathon,
Hints of a single malt. Spicy. Smooth. Nice sweet honey scent.
 
Paul
Paul,
The malted barely and caramel flavors make it pleasant to drink. Great to pair with dried fruit.
 
Julia
Julia,
Rather spicy. Very rich tastes and interesting flavors.
 
Steve
Steve,
Good
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Spicy and sweet, just a little bit. A little harsh to sip but I mixed it up into a Sazerac and it was really good.
 
Peter
Peter,
That's a really nice rye. It's mild with a rich mouthfeel and the rye sneaks up on you at the end. It might not be for a real rye head, but it's a good transitional brew.
 
Sean
Sean,
For me a rye is usually a mixer but I always like to try them first. This one has a great nose, and an interesting start, but left me with the taste of rubber band for the finish.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Good Caramell flavor with just enough right sweetness
 
Eddy
Eddy,
Best of batch in the introductory box. Like a good night in Chicago- cool, sophisticated, but friendly.
 
Robert
Robert,
I really am new to rye whiskey. Actually liked his one a little better with a splash of water. I had a hard time tasting many of the flavors. Definitely had a peppery finish though. I’ll keep an open mind on Rye for now.
 
Joe
Joe,
Not a huge fan of Rye, but this one was nice. A good balance between sweetness and heat
 
Jesus
Jesus,
The sweetness is what makes it so smooth
 
Patricia
Patricia,
Smooth with both sweet and spicy notes. Will be buying a bottle.
 
Jessica
Jessica,
I'm not a whiskey fan, but I loved this. Very smooth with the hint of sweetness and a burn that lasts just long enough.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Never had rye before, this was OK, I guess.
 
Owen
Owen,
You can really taste the fruity flavor Along with the space
 
Stephanie
Stephanie,
I’m not generally a fan of a traditional whiskey but this had a very bourbon taste to it. I’d buy a bottle of this
 
Jason
Jason,
👍
 
James
James,
Decent whiskey for the price. Fun blend of spicy with caramel & honey. Won’t be purchasing full bottle for collection but was nice to try
 
Gary
Gary,
Not a Rye fan but, this one was good
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Nice rye nose and flavor. Good spice with some licorice. Finish was warm and spicy.
 
Alf
Alf,
Love that spicy end note. Lots of pepper. A definite winner for me.
 
Grant
Grant,
Smooth with a little spice to it. I really liked it.
 
Chase
Chase,
Great initial Taste spicy bite at the end. Not for me
 
Michael
Michael,
Spicy with orange, chocolate and anise. Its a nice, enjoyable rye, but not my favorite.
 
Brian
Brian,
Rich caramel aroma. When first hits tongue the honey comes through with the pepper and fruits flavor to finish.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Real sweet and spice. I only did neat and very little at a time. Delicious.
 
Aimee
Aimee,
This was first Rye whiskey and I liked it! I liked it on the rocks.
 
Sunil
Sunil,
It was fine. Wouldn’t kick it out of bed, but might not invite it for breakfast.
 
Justin
Justin,
Overpowering flavor of spice and barley
 
Johnathan
Johnathan,
Not my favorite rye but not bad! There are better examples for a better price out there for the price point I will probably pass on this one.
 
Gerald
Gerald,
Spice tends to overpower the other flavors.
 
John
John,
I really enjoyed this.
 
David
David,
Really heavy on the spicy front, was alright once mixed with water.
 
Heather
Heather,
Very nice sipping whiskey
 
Victor
Victor,
Ok, a little hot for me, couldn't enjoy the faint hint of honey- vanilla, maybe black licorice.
 
Lucas
Lucas,
Never had rye before, but I kind of liked the maltiness of it. Also quite smooth.
 
Leslie
Leslie,
Wonderfully spicy and foreword—preferred this one on the rocks with a splash of branch water.
 
Don
Don,
Don’t like Rye whiskeys. That being said, the finish was smooth
 
Danielle
Danielle,
very tastey
 
Dale
Dale,
This is my favorite rye! The balance of flavors is magical, just the right amount of sweet, strong rye, smooth and lingering after. I like it both straight and in a Manhattan.
 
Praj
Praj,
My first taste from the club and it hit out of park. The rye was right on point, strong flavors with great after taste. A bold drink
 
Jesse
Jesse,
I loved it, but it definitely is only for certain tongues. I love intensely complex and bold types of flavor, black licorice, for example, is a big flavor coming to me from this one. If you want a good bite surrounded by a hint of smoothness with a balanced spice burn at the end, try it. If you're looking for aged and smooth/easy drinking, maybe not for you.
 
Billy
Billy,
Goood
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Definite notes of honey and vanilla and a spicy finish. A little immature needs some age to round it out.
 
James
James,
Get the rye aroma and flavor like you would expect from a rye. There is some malty notes as well. Spice hits you in the flavor and ends with a sweetness. Reminds me of fruit but cant put my finger on it.
 
ISABEL
ISABEL,
Bready. Otherwise disappointing
 
ISABEL
ISABEL,
Brady. Disappointing
 
Jason
Jason,
Good Rye. A bit dry for my taste.
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Great rye. Nice spice, grainy/fruity mix. So good.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
The honey and caramel round it out nicely.
 
David
David,
Don’t like the smell of it initially, but sort of smooth at the end
 
Sean
Sean,
A lot of flavor !! Fantastic rye !
 
Todd
Todd,
A bit underwhelming for the price point. Not a bad rye though. A bit “minererally” that is what threw me of and the finish is a bit short.
 
Lee
Lee,
Very easy to drink.
 
Joe
Joe,
Smooth to start and pepper on the end. Definitely drink on the rocks.
 
Preston
Preston,
Good taste, great finish
 
George
George,
I liked it a lot. Good to drink on the rocks.
 
Chris
Chris,
Got some spicy notes at the start and lingering through the finish. Bold flavor with some hints of honey - and, of course, rye. Not bad, but probably wouldn't buy it. Prefer things more on the smoother side.
 
Lily
Lily,
Solid rye. Love the honey notes. A little pricey for what it is though.
 
Melissa
Melissa,
Really bold flavor very peppered flavor.
 
Spencer
Spencer,
Definitely tasted the pepper, spicy, and caramel flavors. Interesting taste, but not my favorite.
 
Nick
Nick,
Good. Strong flavor. Tastes and smells woody.
 
Martell
Martell,
For the price.. I can find a better tasting whiskey... but this is definitely a whiskey for someone who doesn’t like the sweetness of whiskey.
 
Arthur
Arthur,
This is a great whiskey for those who like rye or who aren't sure what rye tastes like - the rye is the dominate nose and flavor. Nice spicy finish. Will enjoy again
 
Kyle
Kyle,
I enjoyed this one. Not my favorite whiskey, but it’s good. My favorite of the three in the Welcome Box
 
Frank
Frank,
Spicy
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Good rye. Would be good in Manhattans. Barley and a little sweet.
 
Lee
Lee,
So I saw a lot of people saying this one makes them realize they don’t like Rye. Well, it was the opposite for me. I thought I liked Rye and now I’m sure. Found it smooth and a hints of oak and spice without being spicy. Great overall taste.
 
Israel
Israel,
Not a fan at all. The rye in the aroma overpowers any notes of vanilla, brown sugar, or cinnamon. It is a smooth whiskey, but my pallet cannot pick up the flavor profile. It has a strong finish of pepper and citrus. Not worth a second dram.
 
Don
Don,
Amazing and smooth
 
Charles
Charles,
Not my favorite. Weak rye flavor, harsh pepper and citrus notes. Finish is very medicine/antiseptic like and lingers.
 
Ron
Ron,
Aroma: Rye and brown sugar Flavor: Rye and honey with a spicy finish Decent for sipping but missing a little something which keeps it from being a favorite. Probably best for manhattans; not enough rye to stand up to a sazerac.
 
Matt
Matt,
Great whiskey. Doesn't represent a Rye well.
 
Seth
Seth,
So smooth. Citrusy and spicy. Easy drinking. Good hanging out on the couch spirit.
 
Tom
Tom,
its really good
 
George
George,
Not smooth, pretty spicy. Nice flavor but not exactly enjoyable.
 
Cole
Cole,
Smells like turpentine, nice caramel and dry finish. Would love to try this in a Manhattan. Came in my welcome basket.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
The harshest of the welcome box. Better on the rocks to take the edge off. The pepper taste is prominent without being overwhelming. Not bad.
 
James
James,
The description and flavor spiral is spot-on. Definitely an enjoyable rye to sit back and sip on a drab after dinner. I enjoy how it seems to tip-in with honey and malted barley before hitting you with the pepper and spice before finishing with a hint of a buttery sweetness that hangs around for a bit. Definitely one to consider adding to the bar.
 
David
David,
Have not gone deep into the Midwest well just yet, but this was pretty good. My experience is mostly with Kentucky Ryes. Could have had a little more noteable finish, but overall..I'd say i'm a fan.
 
Mark
Mark,
The dominant flavor in this is the pepper and spice. I like it as a novelty but it is not something I would seek out for a full bottle.
 
guest
guest,
Just average. Came in one of the initial tasting casks. Kind of a rough taste and finish.
 
Elton
Elton,
Was cautious with an Illinois whiskey but since much of the pre-prohibition rotgut came from there via the cheap whiskey baron Greenhut (who killed better distilleries) I figured what the heck, give it a “shot”. Actually given the good reviews and the sample in my taster box, I bought a bottle. Being a big rye fan, I love it. Very earthy sweetness behind the rye spice and heat, it reminds me of the earthy smell of wet sasanquas (a flower in the Camellia family here in Louisiana), which is my favorite smeoon the planet. Nose is pure earthiness and floral. Pallete is hints of cinnamon and other Christmas spices with some cayenne heat. Will buy another bottle when this one runs dry since you can’t get this yet in the original American whiskey market- New Orleans.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
My first Rye, so I am not a very good judge.... yet
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Loved it
 
Dennis
Dennis,
Not a rye drinker normally, and I’m not sure I’ll ever develop a real taste for it. That being said, I can still recognize a good quality spirit, and this is definitely good. It has a great mouth feel initially, very silky smooth, and a great flavor of honey and spice. Cinnamon wasn’t on the flavor spiral, but to me if you made red hots out of honey, that would be a pretty good comparison. It ends with a nice tingly caramel finish.
 
Sondra
Sondra,
The smell is a bit of a deterrent at first- like paint primer. But the taste oh my goodness. Buttery. No bite. Smooth. Love the corn flavor.
 
Devin
Devin,
I’m not normally a fan of Ryes but this whiskey is exceptionally smooth with a great finish.
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Smoldering after-note. Pleasant, but not dynamic enough for me.
 
Laurence
Laurence,
Little more smokey than my pallet prefers, but still a very good drink.
 
Luke
Luke,
It has a sweet, Carmel taste that was quite enjoyable. Got a bottle after tasting.
 
Jason
Jason,
This is a sweet whiskey with a deep caramel tone, easy to drink with a little after bite. Nice place between smooth and harsh it’s neither.
 
Frank
Frank,
Like the flavor, smooth
 
Ashley
Ashley,
Loved it
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Lingering pepper spice
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Very bold flavor, but smooth around the edges and great complexity in taste.
 
Chad
Chad,
Nice and smooth with spicy finish. Enjoyable with each sip.
 
Lori
Lori,
I have never really enjoyed Rye, and I’m sad to say this one wasn’t much different for me. Very bold, and for me didn’t spiral well. I think it would be a good mix but not neat.
 
Chris
Chris,
Didn't think I liked Rye before this. Distinct floral on the nose. Solid, juicy bourbon in the mouth. Definitely taste the dryness. Really nice overall. Would definitely purchase. Pure rye, fruity tone coming through with complexity on the back of the tongue.
 
Doug
Doug,
Moderately sweet and fairly smooth. Possible notes of vanilla?
 
Robert
Robert,
Love the mouthfeel
 
Alice
Alice,
Nice and spicy, and it sticks with you.
 
Russell
Russell,
So glad this one wasn’t too malty; just enough earthy sweetness in the backdrop, with all the moxy and pepper up front. Held up to a few drops of water as well, as it blasts its spice out when given a drink without being clingy on the palate.
 
Spencer
Spencer,
Too much pepper. Can’t get past the aftertaste. Not a fan, but everyone has their preference. Rye whiskey isn’t for me.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
I had a difficult time distinguishing the flavors in this whiskey, but I did enjoy it. And I love the smell. It was smooth enough to sip. I've never really tried Rye whiskey before, but this one was good enough to open my eyes to the possibility.
 
Luke
Luke,
Lot of bite for a bourbon with sweet finish
 
Todd
Todd,
Good, strong rye. Plenty of nose and good spice.
 
Danielle
Danielle,
Loved the complexity of the flavors! Never tried a rye before. I was impressed.
 
Taylor
Taylor,
A fine rye. A bit too spicy for my palate.
 
Robert
Robert,
Nice rye. Light fruit and a spicy finish. We enjoyed this one.
 
Devin
Devin,
I’m guessing I’m not into Rye.
 
Jay
Jay,
I really like Rye, but this one just didn't sit well with me, I got the weirdest nose on this it smelled like a tire store... also got some honey, and play dough... the taste was VERY honey strong, and not much else. Given the choice I would take Bulleit ALL DAY LONG!
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Decent, but would not pay $56.00
 
Luke
Luke,
Nose: rye, corn Taste: rye, spice, some fruit and light honey
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Has a great aroma of vanilla and cinnamon. It's overall really spicy. It was a nice change of pace from the normal rye.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Delicious rye sharpness and flavor, while nice and smooth. Great flavor.
 
Robyn
Robyn,
This tasted weirdly like home to me. Yes. Solid pick for the welcome box.
 
Sara
Sara,
Not a fan.
 
Isaac
Isaac,
Smooth rye, warm lingering aftertaste. Not really worth the price point but a pleasant drink.
 
Isaac
Isaac,
Smooth sweet rye whiskey, not really worth the price point, has a strong alcohol taste but the aftertaste is warm and long.
 
W
W,
Taste of honey, runs hot
 
Debbie
Debbie,
Delightful
 
DERRICK
DERRICK,
Gross
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Surprisingly smooth whiskey. I haven't been a fan of Rye Whisky but I did enjoy tasting this. I think it's the bit of sweetness from the honey that really smooths this whisky and makes it easy to drink.
 
Travis
Travis,
Vanilla nose and smooth drinking. Spicy from the rye but honey comes through.
 
Lauren
Lauren,
I'm pretty new to Ryes but I really liked this one! I enjoyed the spice and bold flavor.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Eh - if I'm honest I'd have to say it smelled and taste a bit like rubbing alcohol. Not a lot of notable flavors jump out when tasting.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Meh, much better rye options out there
 
Ed
Ed,
Not my favorite, but thank you. A few drops of water did help me find more of the nuance of flavors. I appreciated the honey, but too much spice for me.
 
Laura
Laura,
This packs a wallop. It was a bit harsh for our taste.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Spicy on the forefront with a sweet caramel finish. I'm not usually a rye guy (don't get me wrong, I'll drink it when offered) but this one could change my mind. If you like spiced rum or black pepper, you'll dig this.
 
Michael
Michael,
A decent rye, but suffers from too many spicy notes. Similar to their spicy bourbon but overpowering in the rye form.
 
NORA
NORA,
Way too spicy for me. Even with water it was too much. Might be good mixed wit hot cider.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Very sweet aroma of caramel. Finish is rough probably due to the alcohol content. Leaves a burn in your throat.
 
Jim
Jim,
Have not sampled many rye whiskeys, but this one is a favorite for me. Loved the spiciness. Going to buy a bottle.
 
Melody
Melody,
Great flavor. Smooth with a good aftertaste. Really enjoyed it!
 
J
J,
Ranked 4th of 4 for both Jeremy and Jason. Would not buy ever.
 
John
John,
Not a huge fan of the rye, but if it's your thing, not bad. Good taste and great color.
 
Jim
Jim,
Love the spicy flavor
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Really smooth with good combo of sweet and spice
 
John
John,
Never really liked rye whiskeys prior to tasting this one. Smooth, sweet and spicy. Might consider adding this to my home bar.
 
Chad
Chad,
Nice and spicy. I get some cedar which is interesting. A splash of water brings out the sweeter notes of fruit. Very good rye.
 
Hayden
Hayden,
Very good rye. Has a very nice spiciness to it without being unbearable. One of the best Rye whiskeys I’ve tried.
 
Brendan
Brendan,
The more rye whiskeys I drink, the more I’m not a fan of them
 
Valjean
Valjean,
Spicy and sweet.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Grainy, and very tasty.
 
Gordon
Gordon,
So/so, a little to mix rye
 
David
David,
Spicy and grainy. A bit too much if you don’t love the warming feel
 
Emily
Emily,
Lacking in flavor but okay
 
Jack
Jack,
Not a rye guy
 
Donovan
Donovan,
Nice sweet taste
 
James
James,
Sweet for a rye. Like the spicy sweet mix.
 
Allison
Allison,
Nice barely flavor
 
Jason
Jason,
Has a little bite ... some sweetness, and a little smoke.
 
Mark
Mark,
Whoa pepper! Spicy in a way that would go well with a steak but a bit harsh on it's own. Good liquor but needs to have something to hug, other than your mouth alone.
 
Perry
Perry,
As rye whiskey goes it isn’t bad, but just over the top for my preference.
 
Austin
Austin,
Very sweet initial flavor followed by strong pepper spice.
 
James
James,
The vanilla aftertaste is great, but the spiciness turns me off to it. Still a decent whiskey though.
 
Alicia
Alicia,
I thought this was a great Rye. It has a nice flavor with a smooth finish. It isn’t a whiskey that I would drink often. It is, however, a whiskey that I would have occasionally, or when introducing someone to something new/different.
 
Alex
Alex,
Not too bad. Very smooth.
 
Cynthia
Cynthia,
Muted flavors
 
Patrick
Patrick,
First time tasting a rye, did not enjoy it
 
Adam
Adam,
Not a bad rye at all. If you’re new to them, you should start with this.
 
HJ
HJ,
More spice than I typically enjoy, but quite good. Sweet with notes of caramel.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Spicy rye!! A tad harsh, but I enjoyed the complexity.
 
Walter
Walter,
Just beginning my appreciation for rye whiskeys. Love the nose on this with a strong rye aroma coupled with a hint of cinnamon. The rye continues to come through on the palate.
 
Jim
Jim,
Never had a rye before, very interesting
 
Travis
Travis,
Comes on spicy pretty quickly.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Strong barely and rye up front. A bit harsh for my tastes
 
Ben
Ben,
Sweet nose like spiced cookies and a warm grain taste.
 
Eric
Eric,
Will definitely buy a bottle of this.
 
Brooke
Brooke,
Tasteful rye. It has a raw grain taste initially followed by a spicy astringency which lingers and finally finishes with a warm caramel flavor.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
A rye from Illinois. Nose: Tons of spice. Clove. A touch of anise. A whole lot of black pepper. Some dried fruit underneath. Some must buried underneath; takes some digging to get to. Palate: Rye, obviously. Still heavy on the spice. More clove than black pepper. Some tannins. A touch of cinnamon apple. Finish: Lasts a long time. It's a good, rye finish.
 
Kirk
Kirk,
Only reason it got 3 stars is because there was no anise flavor. I found this very rough and very spicy. Might go well with some kind of apple dessert, to counteract the spice.
 
Jason
Jason,
This is the best of the three in the tasting box.
 
Destiny
Destiny,
While a lover of whiskey, rye, and bourbons, I found this rye too hard to keep down. I am not a professional so I don't know the finer points of tasting, but as a person who likes to sit down and have a drink every once and a while, I will not be reaching for this one any time soon.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
As a huge rye whiskey fan I was disappointed with the corn blend which pulled away from the natural spicy component to rye. Seems as if they tried to compensate with pepper but it doesn’t give the same rounded and not overpowering complexity that rye gives. I can tell it’s craft and that they put a lot of love into this but I’ll pass. There’s also a level of flavor that’s been stripped out of this. Not enough head in the distillation or maybe they charcoal filtered it? That said the backstory to this whiskey is unrivaled and I’ll try more of their offerings in the future.
 
Sarah
Sarah,
Very nice! Pine and lilac nose. Full flavor, warm, caramel, spice.
 
James
James,
As a fan of rye whiskey, I was impressed with the flavor. Sweet at the beginning with a fine peppery finish.
 
Elizabeth
Elizabeth,
Very smooth in the beginning with long lasting spicy at the end
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Not a fan, to sweet at first and finishes like cheap booze.
 
Tina
Tina,
Sweet at the beginning, smooth, and a nice short finish; with many flavors. All I had was a sampler; so I didn’t have enough to figure out the individual flavors. I will definitely think about purchasing this one.
 
Morgan
Morgan,
Sweet up front; little bit of spice on the back; very smooth.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
It has a bitter flavor but a lot of interesting tastes
 
Andilee
Andilee,
Enjoyed the flavor profile of this rye. Well rounded and a great finish.
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Syrupy, lots of honey flavor combined with traditional spicy rye. Not sure I like this combo. Good for sipping if your in the mood. I could see it as a great fireside whiskey on a cold night.
 
Ajit
Ajit,
Great flavor. Smooth and balanced.
 
Mark
Mark,
Strong spirit
 
Brian
Brian,
Not too sweet with a good rye feel to it. Was smooth however a bit strong. But the higher alcohol didn’t ruin any of the flavor.
 
Art
Art,
Tried it neat and with a little ice. Liked it much better with a little ice. I do get the honey and caramel. Decent rye. I liked it much better than WhistlePig.
 
Adam
Adam,
Have to say this is one of the better rye whiskeys I’ve had.
 
steve
steve,
Rye taste prevalent then a honey sweetness. Long spicey finish. Solid rye but overpriced for what one gets.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Rye holds up for sure but something else felt deterring to me. I could work more with this but don't think it would be a regular since I find more enjoyment in less expensive variants. I believe worth a taste at least and possibly more to get better acquainted.
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Became more acquainted with this as I sampled it against Bulleit, Rittenhouse and Whistle Pig. Have to say, I find more to appreciate and respect after the first taste - with certain complexity that I'm sure was carefully crafted. Think I still stand by the 7 but could lean closer to an 8 (just a sharp price to pay that keeps me from a sure 8).
David
David,
Definitely spicy!
 
Shane
Shane,
I did not think I would like a rye but this was great! This was awesome in a mule with a small lemon wedge. Typically I am a bourbon drinker but now I will have to explore other ryes.
 
Beau
Beau,
Good for a rye but I’m not a huge Rye drinker so it was just ok for me.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Very smooth. A fantastic rye
 
David
David,
First Rye tasting. Really enjoyed this. The honey and barley really stood out. Nice pour.
 
Bret
Bret,
Good flavor and sweet aromatic.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Strong notes of malted barley. Enjoyed it best with a bit of water added. Good introduction to rye and looking forward to trying others.
 
Alex
Alex,
Great taste, smooth finish
 
Molly
Molly,
Really smooth and great flavor.
 
Willie
Willie,
I truly enjoyed it's smoothness on the palate. And it is flavorful, but retains a very clean taste. No bitterness afterward. Very nice spirit indeed.
 
Todd
Todd,
Decent, but not great. If I rated this after the first taste, it would have probably been a 5, but the flavors became more apparent as the ice ball melted. Overall, it was a good drink, but I wouldn't carry a bottle in my bar.
 
Essie
Essie,
Smooth as silk, great taste.
 
Michelle
Michelle,
For Rye, this was fairly flavorful. That malt was definitely present, also a fruity almost pear flavor to me. As rye goes, I liked it.
 
Acacia
Acacia,
This went right up my nose. But after that, it was nice.
 
Travis
Travis,
Not bad
 
Zane
Zane,
Nose of citrus peel, mellow rye spice, pumpkin pie. On the palate, there is promise: toasted marshmallow, orange oil, very comforting, very nice. An easy dram. The finish is a bit of a letdown. The flavors dissipate pleasantly enough, but there’s no real there there. When it’s over it’s over, and it doesn’t impart any mystery that would invite you back again and again.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Not bad for a rye. Bready and grainy flavors. Didn't taste pickle, so that's nice.
 
Jason
Jason,
A bit harsh.
 
Dan
Dan,
This one was worth the intro kit. Loved the malt, smooth with great caramel and honey supports.
 
Eric
Eric,
I guess I just don’t like ryes too much. This has good flavor though.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Quite a bite and a bit of a harsh finish. Ice balances it out but at this price point, I’m not a fan.
 
Amanda
Amanda,
Spicy, hot and the Rye stands out A LOT! In the right cocktail it could be incredible, but not my cup of tea. Interesting story behind the bottle though!
 
Gina
Gina,
Not as fruity as some other ryes I’ve tried, but I did like the aftertaste. Very smooth. Good nose.
 
Jo
Jo,
Pretty decent but nothing special
 
Zak
Zak,
I love this whiskey! So I floral and easy to drink. Can't get enough.
 
Richard
Richard,
This is an absolutely delicious rye, with multi layered notes of honey, oak, vanilla and strong pepper. A gorgeously full and complex whiskey. I got this in my sample box and am just ordering a full bottle.
 
Matt
Matt,
This is an interesting one. The nose carries sweetness, honey, and orange through to the palate. The finish reminds you that you’re drinking a rye - the sweetness fades, allowing the peppery spice to come through. I feel that the finish is missing something, but I can’t quite put my finger on it.
 
Shawna
Shawna,
Very tangy rye, enjoyed quite a bit.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
The only other Rye Whiskey I have had is Pendleton, which I enjoy. This one is just not for me. I received it in the welcome box. The aroma I got was a strong rye, cinnamon and brown sugar smell. The flavor was very strong on rye and honey. The rye is just too much for me.
 
Janine
Janine,
This was my first rye. Not bad, but I do like a good funk in my spirits, and this one didn't meet my expectations of funkiness, I suppose.
 
Frank
Frank,
Smooth taste. Great addition to any bar.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Not a huge fan of this rye whiskey. As many have pointed out, it does have an interesting spiciness to it. It's a bit harsher then I care for and I feel like for the price, there are better options.
 
Stacie
Stacie,
I liked this one. Different than what I'm used to and still smooth
 
Kihm
Kihm,
Very nice surprise. Lots of flavor, unique, assertive without be overpowering.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Well rounded, malty, with a nice pinch of orange zest and pepper on the nose. Soft on the front but spicy and solid on the way down with some linger of dried fruit. A truly good rye...
 
Alexander
Alexander,
surprisingly sweet for a rye, with a strong aroma of the mash. Water seems to diminish the experience with this one - brought out more acrid qualities. Nice, rye appropriate spice. Not too hot.
 
Adam
Adam,
Come from sampler. I wasnt sure if I cared for it at first taste but I kept craving more the more I tried. I am going to pick up a bottle and hope I continue to enjoy.
 
Victor
Victor,
I don’t think I have ever truly described a drink as truly spicy before in the same way food can be spicy, but this Rye is exactly that. The Flavors of Rye, Pepper, and Of course the ever present Spicy flavor dominate this drink. Yet they are not too overpowering, there is a sweetness that rounds out this drink and make for a long and surprisingly smooth finish. These flavors make it extremely enjoyable if you like spicy foods in my opinion. This drink may not be a good day to day spirit but it is certainly an experience that I would like to share and revisit on a regular basis.
 
Brian
Brian,
Not a fan, strong aftertaste
 
Kevin
Kevin,
It was one of a sampler. I didn't like it. I need to sample more rye but I have a feeling I won't like rye.
 
Rodrigo
Rodrigo,
Rye proeminente! Fruity!
 
Justin
Justin,
Unlike so many whiskies, very sweet and juicy but the finish is like a dry spicy pepper. Smelled a bit like tobacco with the more typical vanilla and honey.
 
John
John,
Musky
 
Taneah
Taneah,
One of my fav. Super smooth
 
David
David,
Nope. Just nope. Unless you like a strong drink, not for you.
 
Jeanne
Jeanne,
Really liked this. A little spicy. A little caramel, though lighter than a scotch. East to drink. The first rye I think I would buy again.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Very smooth start with notes of orange and honey. Very easy drinking, add to your list.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Definite rye notes balanced with a smooth, caramel-y flavor. Yum. A fave at this year's Swingfest golf outing.
 
Donald
Donald,
This was really good. Smooth and packed with flavor.
 
Harrison
Harrison,
Nice body, flavor depth, and strength of cask!
 
Shay
Shay,
An unapologetic drink. Strong, intense, but subtle. Rye fans who enjoy something on the harsher side should give Few a look.
 
Michael
Michael,
The nose is incredible, with spicy, woody, and vanilla notes. The taste matches the nose, with a long peppery and fruity finish. This is definitely a good go-to rye.
 
Henry
Henry,
Very nice. Nice sipping. Nice!
 
David
David,
Not my favorite.
 
Sean
Sean,
I'm not sure what happened between now and the last time I tried this, but I'm finding a very enjoyable caramel-like mouthfeel. (Btw I hate the term mouthfeel). It's still as fiery as I recalled, but I guess I'm just more predisposed to a warmth in the ribs tonight. Wish I had more!
 
Edward
Edward,
It was good, I really enjoyed it
 
Jacqueline
Jacqueline,
I really wanted to like this Rye, but it was a bit too harsh for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’d drink it, but it wouldn’t be a first option.
 
Lewis
Lewis,
It’s ok. It’s too hot for me. I diluted it some and it is still too hot.
 
Jason
Jason,
Smooth and strong with a clean finish. Warms all the way down.
 
Michael
Michael,
not great
 
Justin
Justin,
This is my first experience with rye whiskey so I don't really know what it is supposed to be like. If this is a better example then I probably will not be a fan of it. To hot and spicy -too much like moonshine. If that is what it is supposed to be, that's cool, it just isn't for me.
 
Peter
Peter,
tasted the rye flavors and lots of spice. Not a big fan of ryes (yet) but I think over time they will grow on me.
 
Sandra
Sandra,
Lots of rye, malted barley, honey, and spicy fruit. Dry and peppery aftertaste. Smoo
 
Richard
Richard,
It was the perfect mix. I am a new rye whiskey fan!
 
chris
chris,
my first rye, got this in the welcome box. i loved it!
 
Robert
Robert,
Carmely rye richness! Kick on the finish. My new favorite for rye cocktails...Honestly 5 stars on ice alone, 8 stars as a mixer.
 
Ken
Ken,
this was an amazing rye for me. heavy smell of the caramel and a nice rich rye flavor. very smooth finish. definitely my favorite rye. little spicy notes but not overwhelming at all
 
Aimee
Aimee,
I can see why some people might like this but I do not. All I am tasting is rye and barley.
 
Nellie
Nellie,
wooooohhhhh this one was not for me. fire in the chest.
 
Rebecca
Rebecca,
Jasmine/floral, dried corn & caramel on the nose. Pepper & floral... DRY. Not bad, but not for sipping neat.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Good but not great, a young rye aged in small barrels. Meh
 
Gary
Gary,
I’m not much of a rye guy. This was high quality, but not my preferred flavors.
 
Shreyas
Shreyas,
Not too bad..
 
Shaun
Shaun,
Has a lot of pepper on the finish and taste a little rough to me. Much better ryes to be had at this price point.
 
James
James,
This is my first rye whiskey and it has a very peppery finish. Pretty smooth going down.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
I'm just getting into Ryes but this one is extremely flavorful. It is a little rough on the smell test but comes through on the taste with full flavor and slight smoothness.
 
John
John,
Nice rye - not as sweet as most and pretty smooth. Nice for a change.
 
Julie
Julie,
Not a fan of Rye however, this one isnt bad. Fairly smooth, not strong on the nose. Very strong black pepper at the end.
 
J
J,
I think the evidence is mounting for my preference for lower rye content in whiskey and bourbon. Seems like a always get the spicy after taste. Not as smooth as I would like. I can smell the sweetness and I taste the honey initially before the pepper and spice takes over.
 
ambree
ambree,
Extreme burn at the end not very smooth
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
I love rye. I loved this bottle of rye.
 
Alex
Alex,
Not bad, The spiciness is the most dominate quality. It has a bit of zing that betrays it’s bland aroma. Aside from that, not much else to say. It’s certainly not a bad whisky, but not necessarily I’d want to buy.
 
Mark
Mark,
Subtle flavors, warm
 
harold
harold,
I thought this whiskey was remarkable for the price. It had a pleasant punch to it that was refreshing and was an attention grabber.
 
Jack
Jack,
very harsh taste straight, mellowed out with ice and a splash of water
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Nice flavor and subtle bite, definitely one of the better ryes. Over priced for me, wouldn’t pay more than $50.
 
Nick
Nick,
Full bodied, bold, and spicy. Strong flavoring throughout with a little bite at the end.
 
Wendy
Wendy,
Love this! So smooth and great tasting!
 
Tim
Tim,
Full bodied. A bit sweeter than Whistle Pig, for reference.
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Like it a lot, rye whiskey is my favorite
 
Robert
Robert,
Very good. A little bit harsh up front, but it mellows out into a caramel and barley sweetness that is a true pleasure.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
First time tasting Few Rye Whiskey. Really enjoyed the carmel noise and the smooth finish. Will have a bottle in my bar soon.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Not bad, nice pepper spicy finish. Sweet hints, nice evening sipping whiskey.
 
Mike
Mike,
Nice spice, with a caramel sweetness.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
The caramel and honey come through strong, making this a perfect match for late summer sipping.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Spicier than I particularly care for, but the hints of vanilla and wood are quite nice on the nose.
 
Lynda
Lynda,
Smooth and easy to sip, but you still know you’re drinking a rye. I could drink this again.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Not as bad as I was expecting my wife enjoyed it more then I did but I can see sipping on this before bed.
 
Philip
Philip,
Not too big on Rye. This one did feel smooth but the spices are there
 
James
James,
Decent Rye Whiskey very little burn and can be sipped straight. A little pricey though for the quality.
 
Chip
Chip,
Lots of spices. Very smooth.
 
Aaronn
Aaronn,
We all loved the woody taste! Like drinking in a wood shop after cutting pine planks. Some of us weren’t a fan of the buttery rye.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
The malted barley and rye were a little strong to start. As I kept sipping it smooothed out nicely. The caramel and honey mixed well with the peppery finish. Solid rye with a good story.
 
DAVID
DAVID,
Not really what I anticipated. Strong on the barley and dry notes. The honey burst and spice is noticeable. Ditto on the slow long peppery taste.
 
Demetrius
Demetrius,
Starts with a rush of flavor that dissipates in a peppery flourish. Love the taste of this
 
Kim
Kim,
Mild & sweet to start, but finishes with that spicy rye bite.
 
John
John,
Super smooth - almost can’t taste the rye. More vanilla than caramel.
 
Evan
Evan,
Mild aroma. Dry-Not too sweet just subtle pear/fruitiness. Spicy.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Very smooth
 
John
John,
Smooth and silky
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Very smooth, caramel flavor, with just enough kick
 
Kathryn
Kathryn,
Smooth, with nutty and caramel notes.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Spices, licorice aftertaste. Dates or dried fruity taste. Rye is present.
 
Mike
Mike,
A bit harsh. Some nice complex flavors.
 
Elizabeth
Elizabeth,
One of the better ryes I've tried. Really enjoyed the flavor profile.
 
Craig
Craig,
I’m am not a big fan ryes, but it was one of the better ones I’ve had.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
I'm personally a rye whiskey drinker. Received this as a sample included in my welcome kit, I enjoyed the spicy flavors with each taste.
 
David
David,
This was a sample included in my welcome kit. I've never been much for rye whisky and this sample was a bit abusive on the senses until opened up with a 1/.5 slash of room temperature water. This really brings out the wood, caramel, and cinnamon notes. Pleasant enough, would sip again.
 
Ross
Ross,
Decent
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Not a long going on here. Almost no nose to speak of. Almost a mix of isopropyl and cracked black pepper. If I were to drink this blindfolded I don't know that I would know I had just been given whiskey. I believe this is the second sample I've had from this distillery and both were underwhelming. They may be better suited for hospital cleaning supplies.
 
Gareth
Gareth,
Good mellow taste.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
Definitely, not for me. I did not find this friendly, but I'm not a huge rye fan. It was an extremely spicy heat, with a touch of black licorice. It might be okay with a mixer, but nothing I want to drink neat.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Sweet, i like the flavor profile. May get a bigger bottle to “test” again
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Sweet and savory
 
Mark
Mark,
This is a very good rye whiskey. Smooth sweet notes to the nose. As for the tasty spicy with a nice bite and a little heat to the tongue. Very good rye.!!!
 
Mario
Mario,
Can't understand most of the ratings. This was SMOOTH and tasty. My favorite Rye to date.
 
John
John,
Good flavor. Smooth with little bite.
 
Derek
Derek,
Received this in the welcome kit. Simply not a fan of the burning taste of Rye. Don’t hold my vote against it.
 
Bradley
Bradley,
Sweet and pleasant. Not usually a huge fan of Rye whiskey but would definitely have it again
 
Colleen
Colleen,
Decent drink with caramel/honey aftertaste.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Smooth as a MFR.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Simple rye whiskey. Not as smooth as some others, with a reasonable aftertaste.
 
Kirsten
Kirsten,
first sip very spicy almost burn with little flavor. went back to it after a few and flavor was spice/burn with rough edges almost like an unrefined old time drink.
 
Steven
Steven,
Nice aroma, sweet taste, too strong of a finish for my taste
 
Catherine
Catherine,
Smooth at first leading to a spicy finish.
 
Ian
Ian,
FEW Rye has a lot of character and distinctive flavor. For the suprisingly gentle nose you wouldn't expect the explosion of wheat and rye on the palate. Open this up with a proper ice ball or a splash of chilled water and you can really sink into the other flavors. Bite is present but not overwhelming. Not a huge rye fan but this has opened my eyes to the possibilities!
 
Jon
Jon,
I didn’t particularly care for this one, the taste was a bit to bright and the end back end was a little unusual.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Oh my rye!
 
Parker
Parker,
Pretty sweet. Fantastic for manhattans
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Not bad for my first Rye, a little harsh but turned out really nice after a splash of water to open it more.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Very good. The caramel and spiciness paired nicely and the finish was very short. I could drink this on the rocks all day.
 
laura
laura,
A little abrasive but decent rye. Whistle pig more enjoyable
 
Vito
Vito,
Very good, I can actually taste the citrus and caramel. Class act.
 
Ken
Ken,
I didn't find this spicy, I just found it intense, with odd tastes that reminded me of floor polish. Not a fan, I'm afraid.
Thomas
Thomas,
Glad I didn't read your before writing mine or I would have plagiarized. Ive never tried floor polish but I would imagine it taste similar
Joseph
Joseph,
A kick in’ and vivid flavor, A good savory rye. No overt sweetness. Nice full Rye with a lot of caramel and spice.
 
Nicole
Nicole,
A good savory rye. No overt sweetness but plenty of spice and maltiness.
 
Mike
Mike,
Tasted cinnamon, rich sweetness, and a smoothness that surprised for Rye.
 
Chris
Chris,
Nice full Rye with a lot of caramel and spice.
 
Eric
Eric,
Smooth. Clean in, leaving you with a subtler aftertaste than I was expecting. Nose is interesting
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Nice, smooth. Mellow finish, hints of caramel. My favorite of the welcome box.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
This is the first rye I've tried, but I loved the spice.
 
JR
JR,
The finish totally caught us off guard. One of the most enjoyable ryes we've had. Would like see the notes of a professional taster to help identify some of the flavors I can't quite identify JR
 
Mitch
Mitch,
Love it ! Very smooth and flavorful.
 
Ben
Ben,
A little harsh on the first sip, but a smoother finish. I prefer other rye’s over this one.
 
Alberto
Alberto,
Taste was pretty dry from what I’m used to, and the spice came through, not my type of drink though
 
Charles
Charles,
I put this taster up against some of the best in my collection and was shocked it came out on top. I am a rye fan though every time, so I suppose it makes sense.
 
Jon
Jon,
Very smooth not too spicy
 
Brian
Brian,
A bit harsh all around but it did have some good flavors
 
Stephen
Stephen,
New to trying Rye Whiskey and this is only my second brand tasted. Much better experience than my first (which literally tasted like liquid rye bread). However still not sold on this style of whiskey.
 
Randy
Randy,
Decent
 
Nolan
Nolan,
It was good haven’t tried to many of the Ryes yet
 
Brad
Brad,
Decent drink. Good caramel/honey aftertaste.
 
Jon
Jon,
Smooth. That's the best word to describe this Rye. No single ingredient really grabbed me. That might be a good thing or bad thing to each person, but it all translates to a simple and smooth experience.
 
Michael
Michael,
Im not much of a Rye drinker. The smoothness was nice. The spice was comfortable and It has some pretty long legs. I dont think I will be adding this to my bar however.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Solid Rye. Smooth. Good flavor
 
Harold
Harold,
As far as ryes go this is good, not great. The aftertaste was a bit too much grain.
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Not a huge fan of Rye myself but this one is a winner.
 
Mike
Mike,
Dry and spicy with pretty long legs. Finishes strong and not as aromatic as I anticipated.
 
Tyler
Tyler,
Fairly harsh with a lot of forward grain flavors. The kick at the finish was a little much for my tastes
 
Ro
Ro,
Very harsh to me, with a lot of forward flavor being grains. Probably would go nicely in a cocktail, but did not prefer it neat.
 
Darren
Darren,
I enjoy the peppery finish. After the obvious rye and grain, I picked up a lot of dry, spicy wood— maybe sandalwood or cedar?— and a fruity pepper— like black currants.
 
James
James,
Cinnamon notes and very smooth
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Like the subtleness of this drink. Not very strong flavors in either direction, and none of that warm feeling inside the esophagus as it goes down. Very drinkable, but don’t know if I’d set out to purchase it, maybe on a good sale I would.
 
William
William,
Spicy, big honey flavor but not sweet. Very dry. Nice change
 
Jason
Jason,
Flat
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Good.
 
Alan
Alan,
Run of the mill rye whiskey
 
David
David,
It's not the worst Rye I've had, but the spice makes it hard to enjoy. Definitely not something I'd order a second of.
 
Jared
Jared,
Very impressive, great on the pallet. Not being a big Rye fan I am very impressed. ...Really enjoyed it
 
Devin
Devin,
The nose has floral notes with hints of lemon zest and orange peel. The taste is very one note. It has a classic rye taste, but it doesn't really go anywhere. Pretty boring.
 
Rebecca
Rebecca,
Tasted caramel, apricot and nosed/finished ginger. Dry and finished quick. I would repeat this bottles performance.
 
Elijah
Elijah,
My first rye! Great experience. Spicy, smooth, and delicious.
 
Shannon
Shannon,
Good smell. Too spicy for my taste
 
Elisa
Elisa,
Not my favorite but good overall flavor.
 
DAVID
DAVID,
Have never been much of a rye fan so my expectations were not high. I was pleasantly surprised that, like other ryes, I didn't want to make a face and just hand it back. I can't say that it changed my mind about adding rye to my cabinet but it was a nice surprise. I still prefer my rye in bread and humor (pun intended).
 
Brian
Brian,
Bold, with a fair bit of spice
 
Bonnie
Bonnie,
Yum
 
Landon
Landon,
Definitely dry and spicy. Would make a great cocktail!
 
Angelina
Angelina,
We were very surprised by this Dram not expecting this to be a rye, this is rye had slow legs tobacco smell, cinnamon, wood vanilla smell. On the palate black pepper Carmel, vanilla, honey coffee cake with brown sugar. keeping in mind we were blind tasting it going in not knowing which dram we were trying. This rye surprised us it had a very punchy kick but the layers of flavor and notes it brought. very high on our scoring!! we will be adding it to home bar eventually.
 
Adam
Adam,
Smoky, malt, peat
 
Taysha
Taysha,
I thought of a red velvet couch in a Smokey room when I smelled it...but I had no problem sitting on that couch.
 
Adam
Adam,
The best of the three in the tasting category. I wanted to drink more but I am saving some for my dad to try. That said I will buy a bottle in the future cause it is quite good.
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
This was too spicy for my taste.
 
Monique
Monique,
Initial bite is spicy, but smooths out by the time you swallow. The initial touch makes you think it’s going to punch you in the face, but it doesn’t. Coats your mouth like a nice cigar.
 
Larsen
Larsen,
straight it has a very strong hit right off the bat, but finishing notes were nice. was perfect mixed with dr. pepper oddly enough.
 
alexey
alexey,
Drinkable but not enjoyable
 
Craig
Craig,
good taste with a thick steak
 
Al
Al,
Smooth and dry.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Really liked the first taste on the lips, soft and sweet. The spicy aftertaste took a minute to get used to but I enjoyed it.
 
Raul
Raul,
Perfect for sipping during the summer. Makes a good manhattan or old fashioned with the right sugar substitute and bitters
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Not too impressed. Tasted fine but probably wouldn’t not seek it out.
 
Troy
Troy,
Normally for me Rye is for mixing in a Manhattan as the flavors for me don’t stand up on their own enough for straight drinks. This one, however, had a strong cinnamon flavor at first sip sliding into a caramel smoothness and ending with a bit of tingle on the tip of my tongue. The second sip started off with that familiar caramel smoothness and then suddenly surged into a wave of vanilla. Overall it has a decent balance of sweetness and spice. One of my favorite new Ryes.
 
Crow
Crow,
I’m partial to Bourbon, but this Rye was smooth. Strong rye and pepper upfront with a softer finish.
 
Chris
Chris,
great Rye
 
Danny
Danny,
Light and sweet with a spicy finish
 
Richard
Richard,
Light caramel sweet smell, long legs, spicy peppery taste.
 
Laura
Laura,
Lovely flavors and somehow not heavy.
 
Rick
Rick,
Best Rye I have tried. Full mouthfeel, caramel-honey flavor, sweet aroma and long spicy finish.
 
Danielle
Danielle,
This has a lot of flavor notes like blantons, but with a little more spice.
 
Kelly
Kelly,
Unique flavor; outside my general comfort zone.
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Husband says “first sip reminds me of knob creek but smoother”.
 
John
John,
While not a big rye drinker this one was very smooth through out with vanilla and honey to start and ends with wood and smoky hints at the end
 
Kendle
Kendle,
Too spiced, reminds me a bit of a rum.
 
Gabriel
Gabriel,
Not huge on Rye normally, and when drank straight the spice and barley was a bit much. But then I added a splash of water and it opened up, enjoyed if after that. Solid drink, while not my cup of tea, it is a solid rye whisky.
 
Mackenzie
Mackenzie,
I really enjoyed this! Great flavor!
 
Peter
Peter,
Faint hints of honey & caramel, heavy one the barley.
 
Jason
Jason,
Spicy rye whiskey, pretty tasty overall. Would like to sample more.
 
Jason
Jason,
Honeysuckling sweet good! Easy drinking!
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Nose- 7.00 Taste - 5.00 Aftertaste - 3.00 Overall - 4.60 Too peppery/spicy for my tastes.
 
Alexander
Alexander,
Tried this on two occasions. Loved it the first time, could take it or leave it the second. Great balance of peppery spice and a wonderful P.X. sherry sweetness. Lots of the rye in the bouquet, maybe too much. Also vanilla and honey. Could be smoother, but you don't mind the bite when the sherry shows up.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
I really wanted to like this, but it was just a little too overpowering. Maybe with a dash of water to mellow it out?
 
Alexander
Alexander,
Pleasant surprise - very smooth
 
Mat
Mat,
Never was one for Rye whiskeys, but this one is an exception. Love the back story behind it as well. For the non-Rye crew out there, give this one a shot. Well worth it.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Not a fan of Rye whiskeys, but this was a pleasant surprise. Spicy peaks mellowed out some of the Rye on my palate, and let me enjoy this Whiskey more so than some of its other Rye compatriots.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
The smooth caramel and honey keeps me coming back for more.
 
Luis
Luis,
Not a huge rye whiskey fan and neat it resembles your standard rye. However, chilled it’s a very smooth whiskey without too much caramel or honey sweetness.
 
Nate
Nate,
Sweet, spicy, & smooth
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Very sweet tasting - honey notes. Ok for a tasting probably wouldn’t go for the bottle.
 
Caryn
Caryn,
A little sweet and lots of heat on the back end. Beautiful!
 
Brett
Brett,
Sharp spice notes on the first sip but quickly mellows into sweet oak
 
Philip
Philip,
My first rye, and I am will say it was quite smooth but very spicy. Has a bit of a bite and the spice holds on for a few moments. Maybe after a few more ryes and experience with them i might get to enjoy this more. Nevertheless, this was good but not what I consider great.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
My first Rye and I liked it. Might consider getting a bottle
 
Kelly
Kelly,
I really liked this. It was slightly sweet and quite smooth. My first taste of Rye.
 
Cody
Cody,
I haven’t experienced many ryes but out of what I have had this has definitely been my favorite.
 
Tyler
Tyler,
I get spice and fruit with a strong rye/malt flavor. It oddly smells like soy sauce to me. The spice flavor lingers for a while after the sip. I am not very experienced with rye whiskey but I would rate this one ok but nothing spectacular.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Absolutely smooth, caramel and honey
 
Scott
Scott,
Generally I am not a fan of ryes. Usually to much of a spicy bite for my liking. This still has a bit of sweet with a light spice as well. Better than I expected.
 
Alex
Alex,
This was my introduction to Rye Whiskey. All in all, enjoyable. It was an interesting blend of dark brown sugar and malted barley flavours with notes of bitter orange peel, black pepper, and other spices. Thick, almost syrupy mouthfeel with slight alcohol after-taste.
 
Courtney
Courtney,
I could not get into this spirit at all; it was very crass to my palate as if it was spicy. Even after trying to mix it, the kickback rendered me no favors.
 
Deborah
Deborah,
I have not tried many ryes but enjoyed this greatly. Was initially struck by the smooth taste which the flavor spiral made sense of with caramel and honey. It’s definitely spicy, but I was left with a smooth aftertaste
 
Derek
Derek,
Usually do not care for ryes, but since the previous one I tried (can't remember the name), this one may change my mind. Like the pepper aspect, but certainly enjoyed it. May change my mind about trying ryes.
 
Clark
Clark,
I’m not a bourbon expert, but typically prefer ryes and this did not disappoint.
 
Dan
Dan,
I haven’t met a Rye Whiskey I didn’t like and this was no exception. Slightly dryer finish but still enjoyable.
 
Rafael
Rafael,
Muted flavor; flawed, chemical aftertaste.
 
Lindsay
Lindsay,
I didn’t think there was enough depth of flavor. Tasted almost tinny.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Lacked flavor outside harsh chemical taste with a small citrus back note.
 
MAYA
MAYA,
Very lemon forward, with a nice pepper following after, Very bright.
 
Jason
Jason,
Pretty average rye. Thought the spice notes were a bit overpowering, tasted better when dropping in a cube. Tasted green apple on the finish. Not likely to revisit.
 
Heather
Heather,
It was way too sweet. It had a chemical after taste that I didn’t enjoy.
 
Chuck
Chuck,
A good Rye Whiskey. Could pick up on some citrus, vanilla, and butterscotch with some pepper.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Great on the nose. Definitely got the pepper. A smooth drinking rye.
 
Randy
Randy,
It’s definitely a different one, not too harsh but not one I’d choose for my shelf.
 
Ben
Ben,
Nose: Pepper, cinnamon, spices, cardamom, rye/grasses develops honey, citrus, caramel. Taste: Cinnamon, caramel, spices, honey; muted floral/rose notes coming through. Quite hot bottled at 46.5%.
 
Sanford
Sanford,
This one was not for me drinking it neat. There was an off taste.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
I generally like ryes, however as a sipping kind of drinker I was not impressed. The rye was good but not straight in my opinion. Mixed however it is phenomenal in place of jack or Jim.
 
Audra
Audra,
I’m not, as of yet, very familiar with ryes. I generally liked this one. There was a little too much of a bite for my liking, but I did enjoy some of the other flavors to come through.
 
Lucas
Lucas,
Never tried a rye before have to say i enjoyed this quite a lot.
 
Jeanine
Jeanine,
This was in my welcome pack and it was my first tasting and I must say I am glad that I joined this club. It is going to be money well spent. That said, I enjoyed the rye. I found it to be pretty smooth for a young rye.
 
William
William,
This was my first Rye whiskey. It was a bit too peppery for my taste.
 
Eric
Eric,
Part of my welcome pack. I enjoy a decent rye, especially in an old fashioned. Interesting nose of grass and heavy rye, oak, almost ripe Granny Smith apple. Palate of anise typical of rye, spicy, earthy grass and oak. Dry, short finish says it’s clearly young Far from other rye I’ve had previously (Michters, Templeton and even Bulleit) Not great neat but passable in an old fashioned.
 
Brian
Brian,
Spicy and has some gasoline finish that is actually enjoyable
 
Tonia
Tonia,
I found this to be passable. I'm not typically a fan of ryes, so my ambivalent response to this is to be expected.
 
Sean
Sean,
Smooth rich flavor. A little bit of bite.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Complex with many flavors, peppery finish. While I’ve had better Ryes, this one was good.
 
Florina
Florina,
Nice going down a little to much for me but some of my peoples like it. More of someone sitting around the fire pit drinking and talking.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Didn't really like this at first, but it seemed to tasted better after the first couple of tries. Still not a go-to for me though.
Aaron
Aaron,
taste*
Dan
Dan,
Solid rye whiskey. Very smooth with lots of fruity spiciness and grain flavors.
 
Christa
Christa,
I was surprised in a pleasant way by this drink, I thought of the tasters in my welcome box it would be my least liked but it was -by far- my favorite. The peppery spice was particularly delicious and I've added a bottle to my next shopping list.
 
Eric
Eric,
Can I give it less than 1 star? It tastes artificial I could not even finish the sample
 
Roxann
Roxann,
I am not a big Rye drinker but for a Rye I found this one to be smooth with a nice bite at the end.
 
Travis
Travis,
Excellent finish, the spicy kick from the rye wasn’t as overpowering as others.
 
Katherine
Katherine,
Spicy, really good spice
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Smooth and tasty!
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Barley and rye graininess really hit home with a good dose of black pepper burn. Caramel and honey come through as undertones. Bone dry on the finish. This one is good, but not great for my palate.
 
Ross
Ross,
Just not a Rye guy, wanted to cut it with some Ginger Ale.
 
Shelly
Shelly,
Just ok. I liked it better than I would anything with eye finish.
 
Kay
Kay,
Disclaimer: I'm not very versed in ryes! Great flavors of barley and rye, but the overall flavor profile leaves much to be desired. I think the spiciness and sharper characteristics comes on too strong in trying to compensate for its sweetness. I can tell they are putting in great effort to craft a great rye here, so I am excited to see how they improve in the coming years. This would definitely be an interesting one for seasoned rye fans since it has a lot of character.
 
chris
chris,
Very nice on the tongue, corn and rye right out front, but not so smooth you get no burn. As ryes go, this one is better than most
 
Steven
Steven,
Subtle sweetness (caramel and honey) with some pepper. Nice
 
J
J,
Lots of burn / or Illinois hug, very thin spirit not much body that I would expect with such a strong finish. Has the spirit of a wheat-ed spirit vs rye.
 
Christine
Christine,
Choked
 
arne
arne,
too sweet for my liking, has a sweet corn taste. I like the dry aspect of it
 
Ehren
Ehren,
Smooth rye, mild pepper finish on the top of the tongue. Enjoy the initial bite on the back of my throat and the extended vanilla finish.
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
The spice doesn't dominate the flavor, while still having a little bit of burn. This was relatively smooth for a younger rye. Liked it a lot.
 
Ben
Ben,
FEW people will like this. Thin flavor with plenty of burn.
 
Bianca
Bianca,
Not a Rye fan but this one is really good!
 
Greg
Greg,
I'm new to rye whiskey but this FEW is fantastic! Great complex flavor (that I still can't quite put my finger on!) that is just plain pleasant to drink! I'm a Scotch guy and really like this!
 
Carla
Carla,
Best Rye I have had.
 
Julia
Julia,
Like the "burn" this gave me....just starting out tasting new whiskey and bourbon brands but liked this one.
 
Brent
Brent,
To date the best Rye I've ever tasted. Like how the spice doesn't dominate, but shares in the complexity
 
Liana
Liana,
One of the better ryes I’ve had. Not overly spicy with some sweetness to it.
 
Brian
Brian,
Love it
 
Fred
Fred,
Loved it!
 
Calley
Calley,
I liked the flavor of the whiskey but the strength of the alchohol seemed really strong
 
Kaitlin
Kaitlin,
Was indeed spicy and dry. Kind of made my teeth feel itchy (if that’s even a thing??). It was okay, but I passed the remainder to my neighbor.
 
Lou
Lou,
Fantastic whiskey but would likely use it as a mixer rather than to enjoy as a sipping whiskey.
 
Russ
Russ,
Heavy on the pepper in the tasting notes. Just so harsh that it i snot a sipper, needs to be mixed into a Manhattan or something where other flavors can take over.
 
Kristina
Kristina,
Smooth, floral, good mouthfeel, sweet. Me & my husband’s favorite of the intro tasting box.
 
Amy
Amy,
No finish, but good for a rye
 
Frank
Frank,
A beautiful change of pace
 
Alicia
Alicia,
Very smooth, I liked the caramel tones.
 
Charles
Charles,
Lemongrass, clean, followed by subtle fruit, rye
 
Chad
Chad,
Sweet and spicy with a kick!! Love it!
 
Lupe
Lupe,
Very enjoyable!
 
Jerri
Jerri,
Warm and rich in color and flavor. I would add this as second runner up in my home arsenal.
 
Elisa
Elisa,
Very smooth without the bite!
 
Stephanie
Stephanie,
I love the flavor of this whiskey. It is smooth and still full of smokey notes. It is yummy!!
 
Patrick
Patrick,
You can smell some vanilla. It has a bite to it and is a little sharp. Has a longer, mellower finish, but still strong. Not overly impressed.
 
JOHN
JOHN,
A solid warmth with caramel at the drivers seat.
 
Teresa
Teresa,
Not usually a fan of ryes I was pleasantly surprised by Few this is one I’d keep in my home bar and offer to my guests Thumbs up!
 
Denise
Denise,
Loved this! Smooth and easy to drink. Delicious caramel flavor.
 
Dave
Dave,
Though overpriced at $57, Few Rye Whiskey is a good drink. Nice, rich caramel and honey flavor that I found pleasing. The finish was smooth with a hint of spice. Not too bad with a Cuban.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
I really enjoyed tasting this blind. I've never been a fan of ryes, but this is one that I would keep in my home bar. It surprised me how much I enjoyed it. Smooth but with a ton of flavor profile.
 
Salvatore
Salvatore,
Smooth flavor
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Reminded me of some moonshine I bought when I was in Mississippi in the late 80's. I liked it for the memories, but I'm just not a rye drinker.
 
joseph
joseph,
Not a bad dram.. and a good sipping whisky. I was somewhat surprised having a blind sample. I've been wanting to try this for a while now but didn't have the chance. I would consider adding this to my private stock, however, I do feel there are a few better choices at this price point. But it's a solid choice to order when out for dinner with my wife.
 
Robert
Robert,
Loved the flavor of this Rye. It was very enjoyable, however I agree that it was bit monotone.
 
Sonali
Sonali,
The description provided for the aromatics, flavor, and finish are accurate. Unfortunately for me, the sweet components didn't blend well with the grain and pepper. Since I found the drinking experience unbalanced, I tried it with a little ginger ale. The sodapop smoothed out the flavors for me, but my husband said the ginger ale masked too many of the Rye's nuances and that he preferred it straight. Husband gives this whiskey six stars and would pay up to $40 for it.
 
Mark
Mark,
Honestly shocked at how much I enjoyed this!
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Love it. Very smooth finish.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Not a huge rye fan but this whiskey was ok. Decent flavor throughout, with spiciness from start to finish. Not a complex profile, almost monotone.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Not for me.
 
Moneca
Moneca,
Butterscotch to the nose. Smooth spicy finish. Really enjoyable.
 
Rory
Rory,
I was surprised... liked this and did not think it fit my profile. Very easy to drink and a bit sweet (?) but it is balanced.
 
Evan
Evan,
Spicy right up front. Bold profile on the nose.
 
Troy
Troy,
Not something I would have tried outside the welcome box and I would have missed out. Enjoyable rye that captures some wood/earth notes.
 
Leanne
Leanne,
Enjoyed this, Rye is not my go to, but I did enjoy this. But liked this rye over others I have had
 
Russell
Russell,
Nice smell and smooth taste. Easy going down and a tasty rye finish
 
Jim
Jim,
I liked this one so much I bought a bottle!!
 
Chris
Chris,
Not a Rye drinker! Bookers is like moonshine in comparison.
 
Jennie
Jennie,
Strong bite with a hard finish.
 
Ernie
Ernie,
Not really a Rye drinker. But it was as good as Bookers.
 
Susan
Susan,
Good flavor, but a bit of a bitter aftertaste.
 
Brianna
Brianna,
I was really pleased with how smooth this rye was. It was delightfully sweet as well. I have only tried rye a few times before this and they were not good experiences. This has made me rethink what a rye ca be. And I am looking forward to trying more
 
Donald
Donald,
Never been much on Rye but this can change my mind.
 
Scott
Scott,
Been developing my taste for peated , unpeated, and caske finished whisky then tasted this rye. Th e difference in grain used was evident and not to my taste. Reminded me of grandmas dairy.
 
Tucker
Tucker,
I love the caramel finish. First taste off the tongue is strong and rough - inspires me to drink with some old friends outside by a campfire. Fun to drink, sippable in a fun setting. Wouldn't be my first dram to reach for celebrating by myself.
 
Brian
Brian,
There is a surprising amount of complexity to this Rye. Great everyday sipper!
 
Paul
Paul,
I don't drink Rye often so this was something new. I have little to compare it with.
 
Brian
Brian,
Lovely taste of honey and carmel.
 
Quinton
Quinton,
Nice honey aftertaste and a good balance of pepper.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
surprisingly smooth and sweet for a Rye- one of the better Rye's I've had
 
Amy
Amy,
Not for sipping (too dry), but likely good in a cocktail.
 
Abby
Abby,
This was delicious for room temp sipping.
 
BEAU
BEAU,
Dry as a typical rye should be but still flavorful. I enjoyed it while tasting but probably would not buy a bottle for sipping.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Easy to drink. Very sweet.
 
Trista
Trista,
Has a wonderful spicy aroma when served neat, more of a medicinal aroma when iced. Sweet taste, I could definitely pick up on the honey. I wish it had a little more body.
 
William
William,
PRETTY GOOD
 
Devin
Devin,
Flavorful, however the longer it stayed in your glass it became to taste like a very pungent vinegar.
 
Shawn
Shawn,
Meh. Fine in a pinch, but not great.
 
MATTHEW
MATTHEW,
Best without ice. Probably makes a week old fashioned. Pedestrian sipping whiskey
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Wow, this one is rough.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Very smooth with a hint of spice. Nice on the rocks or with some ginger.
 
Simon
Simon,
First impression counts but dont judge a book by its cover the finish is pretty amazing
 
Ed
Ed,
Jumps into the sinus
 
Corey
Corey,
Too much grain. Woody.
 
Jesi
Jesi,
It was sweet. (Pun intended)
 
Polly
Polly,
I was not a fan of this one. It was not very complex and not what I would want in a Scotch. I didn't even finish the vial.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
It’s rye in your face! But in a good way. Lotta spice, dry, with a pleasant finish. Wouldn’t describe it as smooth, but very drinkable.
 
Marvin
Marvin,
I enjoyed it. I liked the spice and even the botanical note mentioned by another reviewer.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Great mix whiskey, my wife loved this for mixing.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Pay whiskey. Doesn't have the complexity of other rye's
 
Sabrina
Sabrina,
It was okay, if you like rye. I'm not a fan of this one.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
First attempt at tasting a Rye, so hard to judge. From what I remember after drinking the Scotch, it was smooth, but spicy. Can't get the taste of the Scotch out of my mouth.
 
Adam
Adam,
Drank it neat. Spice is overwhelming and the finish is botanical like a gin. Not a fan.
 
David
David,
I was prepared to not like this, but I was pleasantly surprised! Sweet and spicy! I’ll definitely pick up a bottle somewhere down the line.
 
Brita
Brita,
I like this bourbon. It has a very nice flavor. I like the honey notes in the taste
 
Ed
Ed,
Smooth with a little ice
 
Adam
Adam,
Very nice finish
 
Leah
Leah,
Really liked this. Finish was so nice. Tasty!
 
Charles
Charles,
I am not a big Rye fan but this was quite tasty. My go to Rye when drinking it is Bulliet Small Batch. This was good but not as good as the Bulleit.
 
Lanya
Lanya,
Not my personal favorite. Burned more than expected.
 
Jessica
Jessica,
I loved it! I thought it was a beautiful match. Whiskey finished by rye. Smooth and delightful.
 
Steven
Steven,
Not the biggest rye whiskey guy, it was good but I will sick with my bourbon.
 
Jim
Jim,
Good and true to flavor spiral. Malt on nose and spice on taste.
 
Donald
Donald,
Nose - Rye, lots of rye. Palate - Bold, spicy , Carmel on the front. With a medium burn. Finish - Butter cream with a small hint of oak.
 
Kerry
Kerry,
Smooth and mellow
 
Marissa
Marissa,
Not my favorite - dry with a hint of spice.
 
Robert
Robert,
Smooth
 
Douglas
Douglas,
I'm not a Rye guy, but this wasn't bad. It was actually better neat than with ice/water. I might try this again.
 
Joel
Joel,
Really enjoyed the change with this rye. Note the citrus right away. The finish is long and spicy. My wife preferred the Few over Breckinridge.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Smoother than I anticipated with a hint of sweetness. I enjoyed it.
 
Mark
Mark,
Smooth softer profile than expected. The wife tasting with and she liked this one over Breckinridge
 
Matt
Matt,
I do enjoy a few rye's, but this wasn't one of my favorites.
 
Tracy
Tracy,
"rye" always throws me off, but this was a bit of a surprise to me. I found it smooth and easy to sip.
 
Michael
Michael,
Nose has prominent notes of molasses and butterscotch, with a touch of pepper. Flavors have the classic rye spiciness, along with grain husk, cloves, and lemon zest, leading to a long spicy finish with a touch of cedar wood notes underneath. Spicy (but not hot,) this is a solid rye whiskey that sips pretty well on it's own, but should really shine in cocktails.
 
Adam
Adam,
Harsh not as good as I thought it would be
 
ELLEN
ELLEN,
I don't normally like rye whisky, bu this one took me by surprise. It was really smooth and the rye flavor was not over powering. Truely enjoyed this one
 
Robert
Robert,
A bit harsh not my favorite.
 
Tanya
Tanya,
Better than expected. Easy drinker for a rye
 
Mike
Mike,
Nice! A little pepper and smooth. I think Few will be in my bar soon.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
The Breckenridge Bourbon was a truly amazing & outstanding sample. The Few Rye was ok, smoother with a different twang spice kick than some other ryes I've had. The Kilchoman Machir Bay Scotch ruined the experience. Its peaty disgusting flavor lingered in your mouth for hours making this sample as a whole fail to impress. The highlights are that I will buy a bottle of Breckenridge, but hard pass on doing another blind taste test.
 
Ron
Ron,
I was pleasantly surprised at how the easy it was to pick up on the rye and malted barley aromas and flavors. The spice lingered a bit long but other than that, it was my favorite of the sample pack.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Not a bad nose and finish. Spices are well represented.
 
Paul
Paul,
Very enjoyable, great nose, love the spices. Not too hot. Added a few drops of water after the first few sips, opened it up slightly.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Not a big fan of rye but very drinkable.
 
Michael
Michael,
A good, solid rye with some spicy character. Not to mention sweet. Overall, well balanced.
 
Susan
Susan,
Our favorite of the welcome box. Smooth and not as hot as most
 
Jahzel
Jahzel,
Very smooth drink so I could leave on my tongue a little longer and get the full taste. Ended with a smoky touch which I enjoyed. The overall taste wasn't excellent.
 
Shelley
Shelley,
Has warm finish that I really like. It hits harts but finishes with a smooth burn.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
One of the better ryes I’ve had.
 
Kristina
Kristina,
This was fiery but finished very nicely. I would not say no if someone offered me a glass, but I am not sure if I will buy a bottle. I am not a rye whiskey drinker but if I could be if I continue to try different types.
 
Waylon
Waylon,
Very smooth with a light Rye taste and a buttery flavor. I would recommend trying if you like rye whiskey.
 
Sean
Sean,
It was just aight fo' me dog
 
Bryan
Bryan,
No bad 👍
 
Oliver
Oliver,
You think it’s gonna smoke. But it smooths out.
 
Greg