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.
I’m partial to Bourbon, but this Rye was smooth. Strong rye and pepper upfront with a softer finish.
Light and sweet with a spicy finish
Light caramel sweet smell, long legs, spicy peppery taste.
Lovely flavors and somehow not heavy.
Best Rye I have tried. Full mouthfeel, caramel-honey flavor, sweet aroma and long spicy finish.
This has a lot of flavor notes like blantons, but with a little more spice.
Unique flavor; outside my general comfort zone.
Husband says “first sip reminds me of knob creek but smoother”.
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
Too spiced, reminds me a bit of a rum.
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.
I really enjoyed this! Great flavor!
Faint hints of honey & caramel, heavy one the barley.
Spicy rye whiskey, pretty tasty overall. Would like to sample more.
Honeysuckling sweet good! Easy drinking!
Taste - 5.00
Aftertaste - 3.00
Overall - 4.60
Too peppery/spicy for my tastes.
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.
I really wanted to like this, but it was just a little too overpowering. Maybe with a dash of water to mellow it out?
Pleasant surprise - very smooth
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.
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.
The smooth caramel and honey keeps me coming back for more.
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.
Sweet, spicy, & smooth
Very sweet tasting - honey notes. Ok for a tasting probably wouldn’t go for the bottle.
A little sweet and lots of heat on the back end. Beautiful!
Sharp spice notes on the first sip but quickly mellows into sweet oak
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.
My first Rye and I liked it. Might consider getting a bottle
I really liked this. It was slightly sweet and quite smooth. My first taste of Rye.
I haven’t experienced many ryes but out of what I have had this has definitely been my favorite.
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.
Absolutely smooth, caramel and honey
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
I’m not a bourbon expert, but typically prefer ryes and this did not disappoint.
I haven’t met a Rye Whiskey I didn’t like and this was no exception. Slightly dryer finish but still enjoyable.
Muted flavor; flawed, chemical aftertaste.
I didn’t think there was enough depth of flavor. Tasted almost tinny.
Lacked flavor outside harsh chemical taste with a small citrus back note.
Very lemon forward, with a nice pepper following after, Very bright.
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.
It was way too sweet. It had a chemical after taste that I didn’t enjoy.
A good Rye Whiskey. Could pick up on some citrus, vanilla, and butterscotch with some pepper.
Great on the nose. Definitely got the pepper. A smooth drinking rye.
It’s definitely a different one, not too harsh but not one I’d choose for my shelf.
This one was not for me drinking it neat. There was an off taste.
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.
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.
Never tried a rye before have to say i enjoyed this quite a lot.
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.
This was my first Rye whiskey. It was a bit too peppery for my taste.
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.
Spicy and has some gasoline finish that is actually enjoyable
I found this to be passable. I'm not typically a fan of ryes, so my ambivalent response to this is to be expected.
Smooth rich flavor. A little bit of bite.
Complex with many flavors, peppery finish. While I’ve had better Ryes, this one was good.
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.
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.
Solid rye whiskey. Very smooth with lots of fruity spiciness and grain flavors.
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.
Can I give it less than 1 star? It tastes artificial I could not even finish the sample
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.
Excellent finish, the spicy kick from the rye wasn’t as overpowering as others.
My all time favourite, I’ve yet to try a lot of spirits on the market but this is leading so far... perfect drink with BBQ meats. Nice alone. Nice with coke.
Spicy, really good spice
Smooth and tasty!
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.
Just not a Rye guy, wanted to cut it with some Ginger Ale.
Just ok. I liked it better than I would anything with eye finish.
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.
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
Subtle sweetness (caramel and honey) with some pepper. Nice
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.
too sweet for my liking, has a sweet corn taste. I like the dry aspect of it
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.
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.
FEW people will like this. Thin flavor with plenty of burn.
Not a Rye fan but this one is really good!
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!
Best Rye I have had.
Like the "burn" this gave me....just starting out tasting new whiskey and bourbon brands but liked this one.
To date the best Rye I've ever tasted. Like how the spice doesn't dominate, but shares in the complexity
One of the better ryes I’ve had. Not overly spicy with some sweetness to it.
I liked the flavor of the whiskey but the strength of the alchohol seemed really strong
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.
Fantastic whiskey but would likely use it as a mixer rather than to enjoy as a sipping whiskey.
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.
Smooth, floral, good mouthfeel, sweet. Me & my husband’s favorite of the intro tasting box.
No finish, but good for a rye
A beautiful change of pace
Very smooth, I liked the caramel tones.
Lemongrass, clean, followed by subtle fruit, rye
Sweet and spicy with a kick!! Love it!
Warm and rich in color and flavor. I would add this as second runner up in my home arsenal.
Very smooth without the bite!
I love the flavor of this whiskey. It is smooth and still full of smokey notes. It is yummy!!
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.
A solid warmth with caramel at the drivers seat.
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!
Loved this! Smooth and easy to drink. Delicious caramel flavor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Loved the flavor of this Rye. It was very enjoyable, however I agree that it was bit monotone.
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.
Honestly shocked at how much I enjoyed this!
Love it. Very smooth finish.
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.
Not for me.
Butterscotch to the nose. Smooth spicy finish. Really enjoyable.
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.
Spicy right up front. Bold profile on the nose.
Not something I would have tried outside the welcome box and I would have missed out. Enjoyable rye that captures some wood/earth notes.
Enjoyed this, Rye is not my go to, but I did enjoy this. But liked this rye over others I have had
Nice smell and smooth taste. Easy going down and a tasty rye finish
I liked this one so much I bought a bottle!!
Not a Rye drinker! Bookers is like moonshine in comparison.
Strong bite with a hard finish.
Not really a Rye drinker. But it was as good as Bookers.
Good flavor, but a bit of a bitter aftertaste.
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
Never been much on Rye but this can change my mind.
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.
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.
There is a surprising amount of complexity to this Rye. Great everyday sipper!
I don't drink Rye often so this was something new. I have little to compare it with.
Lovely taste of honey and carmel.
Nice honey aftertaste and a good balance of pepper.
surprisingly smooth and sweet for a Rye- one of the better Rye's I've had
Not for sipping (too dry), but likely good in a cocktail.
This was delicious for room temp sipping.
Dry as a typical rye should be but still flavorful. I enjoyed it while tasting but probably would not buy a bottle for sipping.
Easy to drink. Very sweet.
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.
Flavorful, however the longer it stayed in your glass it became to taste like a very pungent vinegar.
Meh. Fine in a pinch, but not great.
Best without ice. Probably makes a week old fashioned. Pedestrian sipping whiskey
Wow, this one is rough.
Very smooth with a hint of spice. Nice on the rocks or with some ginger.
First impression counts but dont judge a book by its cover the finish is pretty amazing
Jumps into the sinus
Too much grain. Woody.
It was sweet. (Pun intended)
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.
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.
I enjoyed it. I liked the spice and even the botanical note mentioned by another reviewer.
Great mix whiskey, my wife loved this for mixing.
Pay whiskey. Doesn't have the complexity of other rye's
It was okay, if you like rye. I'm not a fan of this one.
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.
Drank it neat. Spice is overwhelming and the finish is botanical like a gin. Not a fan.
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.
I like this bourbon. It has a very nice flavor. I like the honey notes in the taste
Smooth with a little ice
Very nice finish
Really liked this. Finish was so nice. Tasty!
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.
Not my personal favorite. Burned more than expected.
I loved it! I thought it was a beautiful match. Whiskey finished by rye. Smooth and delightful.
Not the biggest rye whiskey guy, it was good but I will sick with my bourbon.
Good and true to flavor spiral. Malt on nose and spice on taste.
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.
Smooth and mellow
Not my favorite - dry with a hint of spice.
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.
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.
Smoother than I anticipated with a hint of sweetness. I enjoyed it.
Smooth softer profile than expected. The wife tasting with and she liked this one over Breckinridge
I do enjoy a few rye's, but this wasn't one of my favorites.
"rye" always throws me off, but this was a bit of a surprise to me. I found it smooth and easy to sip.
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.
Harsh not as good as I thought it would be
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
A bit harsh not my favorite.
Better than expected. Easy drinker for a rye
Nice! A little pepper and smooth. I think Few will be in my bar soon.
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.
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.
Not a bad nose and finish. Spices are well represented.
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.
Not a big fan of rye but very drinkable.
A good, solid rye with some spicy character. Not to mention sweet. Overall, well balanced.
Our favorite of the welcome box. Smooth and not as hot as most
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.
Has warm finish that I really like. It hits harts but finishes with a smooth burn.
One of the better ryes I’ve had.
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.
Very smooth with a light Rye taste and a buttery flavor. I would recommend trying if you like rye whiskey.
It was just aight fo' me dog
No bad 👍
You think it’s gonna smoke. But it smooths out.
If you like Carmel and butterscotch, I got a lot of that in this rye. Lingering finish of sweetness.
One of the better eyes I’ve tried. Got the rye and cinnamon first thing in the nose and palate, followed by the citrus. A great sipper, neat or in the rocks.
I'm not a fan of Rye but I want to explore and havent had anything from Few. It smells good.. once I taste it, I get the Honey note up front and prominent. Pleasant. But then the Rye and pepper kicks in and I wish the sweetness would stick around longer. The spice lingers long after taking a sip. Dry alcohol. I'm still not a Rye fan but appreciate the experience.
Solid rye, not too spicy, not too sweet, and mixes well.
Smooth and spicy. I haven’t been a fan of Rye but this was compelling.
I actually give it a 7.5... My wife and I liked the Rye just fine... better than fine... Our issue is we have a local distillery that’s as good if not better... and cheaper... But make no mistake... This is good schmit!
Really liked the spice.
Loved this unexpectedly! Generally I prefer bourbon, but now I wonder if I’ve ever actually had a good rye. Pleasantly spicy and sweet - very easy to sip. Will be adding to my bar!
While not usually a fan of rye’s the nice blend of sweet and spicy in this has me second guessing myself. This could be a great base in some classic cocktails but also straight up isn’t as astringent as some of its competitors.
I'm learning to appreciate Ryes. This one is not bad, but almost has an odd Rye flavor. I would drink again, but I don't care to purchase, especially for the price. Worth a try though.
An ok bourbon but a little light on the flavor and color. I wouldn't consider it a top shelf brand but certainly not bottom shelf either.
Very smooth, had a nice fragrance, not smokey at all. I enjoyed it!
We found it to be so so
When you first try it you get the warm sweet spice flavors, it was pleasant.
Spicy and a cleaner finish than the Breckenridge with more ABV.
Surprisingly, my favorite out of the first tasting! I tend to not enjoy ryes, yet this was more than enjoyable—I’ll likely add this to my home bar collection.
An enjoyable rye. Not overly spicy, with some caramel/oatmeal cookie notes. But as I'm more of a bourbon drinker I tend to enjoy the sweetness you get from bourbon with a rye accent rather than straight rye. But still enjoyed this.
Very good! Strong taste of caramel with a touch of pepper. Tied for favorite of the welcome package.
Very nice slightly sweet yet spicy.
My inexperience with rye whiskey may be why I feel I would have gotten the same flavor from a bandaid. It also was smoky to me, a flavor that I avoid in whiskeys.
Definitely may need to learn and understand rye better found it to be very harsh on the throat!
Not a fan of whiskey, rye whiskey even less. Probably why I did not like this.
Smooth finish, light crisp taste, not too strong.
Nice rye, smooth, slightly sweet. Will buy a bottle of this.
Has a good amount of spice - would like a more full finish
I’ve not tasted a lot of rye whiskeys. I thought I might like them better than this. I did not get a lot out of the flavor spiral.
Hated it. Very unpleasant after taste.
Rye isn't my preferred choice, but good as it was...
Pleasantly surprised by this one. Not a huge fan of rye in general but this one had good flavor & was smoother than I expected. Would recommend to my rye loving friends.
I love my Rye’s!! This was a great sample will consider adding to my bar!
Was OK. Maybe drink for a once-in-awhile occasion.
NOVICE REVIEW: So I am normally a Jack Daniels guy, never really tried Rye Whiskey until I had some Copper Pony and Winchester. Didn't like either one of those for sure! FEW was not bad, I could drink it again. Much smoother that the ones listed above. Not sure I am a Rye Whiskey guy though.
A pretty good Rye...not overpowering. More of a Bourbon guy, but this is a nice Whiskey.
loved the flavor and sharpness of this whiskey..definitely will drink again
Caramel is immediately tasted. Whiskey is not my drink but I could drink this.
I've never had a Rye that I liked (therefore, I've only had a few - pun intended), but this one was actually quite nice. In fact, I could see myself buying a bottle just to have on hand for guests that like Rye (or when I'm feeling adventurous).
Loved this! I think ryes might be my favorite!
very smooth. Almost too much so. Not enough character to get me excited. As for Ryes though I thought it was pretty solid. I generally don't much like Rye but this one is not normal.
Wasn’t impressing. I like rye whisky but I’m glad I didn’t buy a bottle to try it. It would have been a waste. Not a good flavor. Not a good aftertaste.
I don't drink rye on a regular basis but found this to really enjoyable. It balanced between a rye and bourbon. Great nose and mellow finish. I would consider buying a bottle. Great with a cigar.
Excellent! Bought a bottle at my local liquor store immediately after. Great flavor, smooth, and well balanced.
Very clean! I like this and may order. (if only I knew what I get for the $200 membership??)
Definitely liked this one. The spiciness was great. I will be buying this again.
Liked the mouthfeel and butteriness. Disliked the overtly malted barley taste.
I generally enjoy Rye, but the harshness of this one drowned out any flavor profile it had, even with the addition of a little water. I could tell that a nice profile was there, and I think an extra year or two in the barrel would have made a big difference. Just too young for the flavors to come through.
Not as good as my Whistle Pig. Nice to try something without the risk.
Very enjoyable with just enough spice to let you know you are on the rye train.
nice bite and spice.
Just ok - harsh to start. Much prefer others
Great taste for a Rye whiskey. Enjoyable smooth spicy sweet taste
Pretty harsh, decent up front flavor.
It was just okay. Pretty harsh at the start. Some nice back flavors.
A bit too hot, spicy finish, and love the honey and caramel taste.
A very strong up front burn that tickles the back of your throat, but a smooth finish. I personally am not a fan of such a strong start (as well as such a strong burn), but my boyfriend tried it and he likes the finish more than anything.
Lighter than I thought. Taste the malt. Spicy finish
Very smooth whiskey. I did not know I was a fan of rye before I tried this. Definitely going to order a bottle.
ok. I guess, not much of a ray drinker.
Very interesting for a rye. Only reason I didn’t go higher on the rating is because I’m used to most rye’s having more heavier body. If it would have had the flavor it currently has along with a heavier body, I feel the sky would be the limit for this tasty drink. Would be interested to try this in a Sazerac cocktail.
Not bad, but not going to be one of my go-to favorites.
I felt it was very smooth.
A bit too much bite on the first and second sip for my palate.
I like bourbon, and not typically a rye fan, but this was a sample so what the heck. I actually liked it a great deal. It makes me take back all the things I've said about rye...
This was not for me. It had a bad taste and ended up giving me a headache.
Very good taste. Would like to try again. Love the label design.
Nose- Dried Fruit, Honey, Caramel, friendly and inviting
Taste- Honey(lasting), Pepper(up-front but fades very fast), light bite on swallowing but not a lasting alcohol burn, there is a sweet taste right before the pepper that I can't quite put my finger on
Overall- This is my first rye, so I have no comparison for the category, but this is tasty and interesting. Not the first bottle I'd grab off the shelf.
Dry finish for me and barley on the nose. Not my style
Heavy caramel notes, very smooth, I enjoyed it!
Interesting flavor. I would ever have tried it. Probably won't again just because I prefer scotch.
Solid, great aroma and very smooth
I freaking adore this whiskey. It's tremendous in a sidecar and old-fashioned and even better neat.
Not for me not a bad flavor just not my style.
Currently my favorite rye.
Sweetish, but not bourbon sweet. Smooth finish.
I didnt know I liked rye whisky till I tried Few. I'm a fan. Really smooth with a nice finish.
Super smooth and not too spicy for me.
Very different flavors so smooth. We really enjoyed this one.
Very good rye
Definitely a little spice to the taste. Not a huge rye fan but could definitely sip on this every once in a while no problem. Added one ice cube to smooth it out.
Tried the sample -definitely has the spice of rye up front. Decent sample, kind of in the middle of the road. Maybe better in a cocktail.
A good spicy heat.
My be it is just my taste preference, I found it to be little too peaty. Needed to water it down a little to balance the flavors.
Very good spicy Rye.
Not quite the spicy adventure that Whistle Pig delivers, but FEW is growing on me. One thing I like is the spicy and oaky finish.
Not the best bourbon and not the worst - it is smooth with a bit of harshness at the end - good for cocktails or on the rocks - there are better rye for neat.
Not a fan.
Very enjoyable rye. Will add to my bar.
Enjoyable. It had its rye qualities, but it did not separate itself drastically from anything else.
Smooth and easy to drink with a nice finish.
My first rye whiskey. It was smooth. And I loved the sweet and spooky flavors.
Too heavy on the spice. It would be a good rye for a Sazerac, but pricey for just making cocktails.
Very good rye whiskey. Starts off with a pepper kick, and sweet caramel finish. I would recommend this rye to friends and family.
Though this was ok. This is the first chance to solidify that the new member made a good decision to join. This and the scotch only let me know I made a mistake and should cancel my membership. Why why would you do this. You have access to plenty of awesome and broadly liked spirits and this is the first taste that you give?! Sorry to be blunt but this is pretty stupid. You want members to stay and this is not the first impression that you should want. Sorry for the real talk but that is the truth.
This was admittedly my first Rye and after reading some of the reviews I wasn’t sure if I’d like it but it was pleasantly surprising. It does offer the peppery finish as advertised, the first sip being the most pronounced. But as it had more time to open up, it really did prove to be smooth and balanced. I’m partial to bourbons but this was a great switch of pace. I’d recommend it with something that calls for cinnamon in the recipe after dinner but it does just as well as a stand alone glass.
Too spicy for me
Not what I expected from a rye. Too much peppery burn in the finish. The nose was a bit strong for my preference.
I prefer rye to bourbon - I've always preferred spice to sweet. This has a lot of pepper flavor, and is a little harsher than I'd expect at this alcohol content (and price!), but I wouldn't be mad to see this bottle on my shelf.
My favorite of the initial tasting box. This is going to be a staple in my bar going forward.
First experience with rye, and very enjoyable. Very malty, like a beer flavor, with a spicy kick of pepper. I definitely want more of this.
If you like pepper, you’ll like this. Not my flavor for sure
Least favorite of the initial tasting box. Rye whiskey is just not my thing.
A bit too spicy for my taste but, a good rye.
Not very smooth, better finish then beginning
A good whiskey
Decent rye, little too spicy for my taste. Probably better as a base in a cocktail then on the rocks.
I prefer Bourbon on any given day, but after drinking this I may have to switch! The smoothness and caramelized after taste was EPIC!
Liked it. Pretty smooth with spicy notes.
I love this. Can taste the barley and honey mixed with pepper. Awesome combination. Good Job.
My first Rye Whiskey...the nose (Vanilla is what stood out) was even better than the taste. Very smooth finish.
This was my first experience with Rye Whiskey. Really smooth. I would consider stocking this on my shelf.
Really, really liked this bottle. Great smell and taste. I could drink glass after glass of this.
Really smooth, what you'd expect from a nice rye, Just the right amount of spice for my everyday pallet. There are sweet notes at first with the rye building intensity over time. Giving way to a medium spice and a short non-memorable finish for me. Good for sippin on a cold winters night.
This was every bit smooth! Very enjoyable to drink. I am getting a bottle
Much better than the scotch, really smell the Carmel aroma with a barley follow up. Very nice aftertaste.
Very smooth sip, but super harsh spice in the throat. Not the biggest fan.
Nice rye taste without being overpowering. I definitely got some notes of vanilla.
Nice mellow flavor
Spicy and sweet but prefer bourbon
Nice, but I prefer bourbon over rye
Spicy and sweet good sipping Rye
Prefer bourbon over rye, and this confirmed my preference. A little bitter to start with and can certainly taste the pepper at the finish.
Very smooth, but I taste grain compared to the bourbon. So far, I'll go for bourbon over rye.
Fairly good tasting with a little kuck
This one has some kick to it, and I liked it more than I thought I would. Nice and round, once you get past the alcohol burn, opens up quite a bit with a little water.
I received this in a tasting box. While I'm not a rye fan in general, I have to admit this wasn't as dry as I expected. A little more "angry" than I prefer but overall not bad.
Picked up on the honey right away... my first Rye
Loved the sweet and rye taste
Not bad not to bad at all!!!
Not smooth at all. If anything, a bitter petroleum taste.
Huge fan of this smooth and what I like to call relaxing bourbon. This is a bottle I can see myself recommending to friends or bottle that I could just have everyday drink out of. I feel like the fruity taste really popped out to me without no real burn when going down. Rye whiskey has been my go to over the holidays.
More sweet than expected. Definite malted barley taste, not as much pepper as other rye whiskeys I have tried. Quite a bit of spice on the back end. I enjoyed this quite a bit.
I wasn't really a fan of this Rye. First taste was hard to take.
I'm not a huge fan of Ryes, but I did enjoy this one. Nice kick. Strong start, smooth finish. Not sure that I would buy a bottle, but can definitely enjoy with a cigar on a casual night.
Makes a good manhattan. Buttery
Easy drink, hint of caramel, definitely a peppery spicy fruit note. All round a good Rye
Ryes aren’t always my favorite. But this one was pretty good. Sweet but peppery.
Not like any Rye I’ve had before. The spice and pepper are very prevalent flavors. The smell is nice, but that first sip knocked me back!
Very smooth, nice finish. Very complex.
It is good for sipping. I do like it.
Fairly dark rye with mahogany tone. Heavier thick appearance. Thin rye smell with hint of pepper and some type of citrus. Medium body whiskey with a pleasant mix of pepper and caramel. Dry finish that seems to linger a little. Very nice to drink slightly chilled and neat. I used glacier rocks.
Smooth and mild. I didn't pick up all the complexity noted in the flavor spiral, but I really, really enjoyed this whiskey.
Fairly average, had to chase it down with soda though
Did not suit my palate.
Not good. Tastes way too poney
Rye whiskey is not my thing
This was a tasty Rye. Smooth up front, bit of a burn on the back end.
Really unique flavor but delicious
My first tasting was the Few Rye Whiskey and it was really good...it has a smooth taste with a spicy finish...its something i can easily sip
Lovely, spicy, complex rye. Baking spices come through mid-palate with citrus peel flavors.
I do not usually like Rye (Bourbon is my choice) but this Rye is very smooth and light. I would purchase a bottle.
Burn on the backend
This was in my welcome box and I really enjoyed it. I've not tried many ryes but of those I have, I would say this is among the best.
The first sip was smooth rye flavor, slightly sweet, but the burn set in, and a harsh, bitter aftertaste. Tried an ice cube, still didn't find it palatable.
I did not like this rye. It was complex, but I couldn’t get past the rubberbandy/latex flavor. May try again later when I’m more adventurous.
Don't let the Medium Amber color fool you, this rye is much lighter bodied than you might expect. An anise scent, with notes of citrus and honey give way to a cherry and caramel flavor, still colored by lemon zest. Few has a lingering fruity finish, which I didn't expect, and opening it with a few drops of water enhance that fruit taste while still leaving a prominent licorice flavor and smell.
I enjoyed this, however not as much as I was hoping. It was stronger on the spice and sweeter than I prefer. I did like this better with a dot of water.
Good initial taste but not overall
Nice aroma ... heavy on the rye flavor, overpowers a bit but not bad.
Good rye. Was surprised buy the smoothness. You can drink this rye straight.
Sweet caramel aroma. Sweet initially then spice and pepper come through. More dry/bitter than sweet. Tastes low to middle of the road for for rye whiskey. More of a mixer rye than neat.
Very nice aroma. it greeted me - unlike the previous taster which came out swinging. Smooth, well balanced, and just a sharp enough taste that you enjoy and it mellows out. I will add this to my bar - not sure at the price that listed here -but it's very good.
I'm just no a fan of rye.. LoL
A nice rye.
Good take of rye spice up front but the finish doesn’t last and fades to an unrefined lacquer taste.
Ok but better out at a lower price
Very smooth, never been huge on rye whiskey, but this is quite good.
Could definitely taste the rye and barley. Don't know that I could tell the honey, but it was a smooth earthy slightly sweet taste as well.
Decent, but not really my thing. I feel like this would be better in a cocktail.
The most drinkable as neat Rye I've had to date!
Not bad, but not great. I'm getting young oak on this one with not a lot of sweetness. That's not really too much of a problem with a rye, but admittedly my pallet skews toward the sweet side. Good amount of spice, but it was a bit flat and needed to be rounded out by something I can't put my finger on. Not a bad poor by any stretch, just not my favorite rye.
My first time trying rye, but not my last! I can't really add much about it, but as an introduction to the spirit, I will be coming back for more.
Very drinkable, light tasting compared to other Rye's good for mixing
An excellent rye in my opinion. In addition to being exceedingly smooth it has a citrus taste to it that very much compliments the rye. It was great on the rocks and I imagine it would be amazing in an old fashioned to boot!
I love a good rye. While not one of my favorites, this is certainly drinkable. It has the typical spicy, peppery nose that is expected from a Rye, but that is also paired with a touch of caramel. The spiciness carries through onto the taste, but the caramel--almost a salted caramel--is not present until the finish. However, don't expect a heavy sweet palate, this is a brighter, drier whiskey.
Fairly sharp first bite but transitions to a nice finish. Notes of cinnamon and honey very noticeable. Makes a decent old fashioned.
It was okay, right after the pour all I got was old leather. I let it sit for a while and that subsided. However, overall I thought this was a mediocre rye for the price.
My favorite from the Welcome Pack, hits all the spots I love from a good basic sipping whiskey. The honey flavor is cut by the rye and barley, keeping it from running off with the taste. The smell of the fruit is great, I would put this with grilled beef every day.
Scotch like. A nice whisky
I liked it better sipping - but other then that - it was indistinguishable to me from other rye whiskeys
Sip slowly and enjoy. Too much at one time will put you off
Lacks depth, many other bottles at this price point that are worth trying before this one.
Found the malty after taste very enjoyable and made me want a beer
First Rye. Usually prefer a Highlands or Bourbon but this was very smooth though not as oaky as I prefer. Went pretty good with an Arturo Fuente Don Carlos #2
Not really a fan of rye personally but this one is not bad for what it is.
Very smooth rye
This is worth purchasing but I was not too impressed with it
Nothing good about this
The honey and Carmel really stand out to me. Big fan of this rye whiskey
Liked it. Lots of alcohol, but sweetness was good.
My first rye. Great nose and smooth finish. Still prefer a highlands scotch though.
Beautiful, sweet aroma, but the long, peppery finish was stronger than what I would prefer.
Would have like more rye. Bit too smooth for what I was expecting.
Was good enough I ordered a bottle. Really liked it.
I am very picky with rye whiskey since I am not particular to rye whiskey. This one did not strike my tastes.
I like to savor the flavor of my drink. This leaves you wanting another sip. I steer more toward bourbon, but this is definitely worth purchasing.
Nice, smooth, pleasant
This is a great tasting rye
Nice and smooth. This one was a nice surprise.
First introduction to Rye. Pleasantly surprised by the peppery/citrus zing finish. Subtle notes of honey as well but not overpowering.
Normally I pick bourbon over Rye, but this one is buy a bottle of.
I’ve finally found a rye I could enjoy.
Very good flavor at the beginning but has a harsh finish.
Smooth, great caramel tones
One of the best ryes i have tasted, very smooth and not as earthy as most. I am not a normal rye guy but this one could be added to my bar!
one of my favorite ryes right now. very smooth and flavorfull
Not as 'rye-y' as I would have expected, though there were earthy notes. I prefer the profile of Bulleit rye instead.
Definitely will be added to my bar, the spice is drinkable and a great compliment to a good cigar.
I liked the smell of spice and honey however; the initial sip is very stringent. Lots of spice and pepper flavor. The pepper seems to linger longer than I'm comfortable with. Wouldn't have it at my bar.
Smooth and full flavor at start. A little too much after taste of alcohol at the end
Very flavorfull. Really liked it.
Strong alcohol taste frsh finish. Good for old fasihoned.
Wonderful aroma. Definite notes of cinnamon and pepper at the end.
Excellent finish. Hints of cinnamon.
Good rye. Nice cinnamon flavor. Not sure about the price though.
I rather enjoyed this. A very good rye w/just the right amount of spice.
Distinctively rye. Lots of barley. Wifey liked the finishing taste.
This has turned me on to exploring ryes again after swearing them off years ago. Lovely.
Medium bite to it as it goes down but nice finish to it. An enjoyable rye
Smells of vanilla, spicy at the front. Light rye flavor with a hint of rum at the end.
Great rye wiskey
Possibly becoming one of my favorite Ryes
Loved it smooth. I’ve had a couple though.
I didn’t care for the sharp spicy finish, but liked the sweet caramel aroma and the guidance, and justification provided by the spiral.
I'll be honest, I didn't know exactly what to make of it. Few Rye felt as though it didn't know exactly what it wanted to be. There is quite a bit of astringent taste in my sample - but - it really grew on me. I found that the spice wasn't overbearing, and this has that nice "rye" flavor that one would expect.
I certainly wouldn't kick this out of my bar - but wouldn't necessarily spend a fortune on it either.
Not bad. Glad I was able to sample it.
This was a good rye. Not great but good
Smooth, like the caramel, good finish.
I definitely tasted the peppered spicy fruit. I think I would add a little water next time to open it up a bit. This was not for me.
Not typically a rye drinker, however this was nice. Strong at first but had a nice finish.
very nice, smooth.
I really liked this rye whiskey. You can smell the malted barely and honey. Nice sweet pleasent smell bringing this to the lips. I didn't need this watered down and was happy with no ice. The tasting coaster was pretty spot on, I tasted the flavor of caramel with the peppered spicy fruit flavors really hitting me on the back end. I would definitely pour myself a glass with a nice robust cigar.
Spicy and full, full of flavor, nice for sipping
I am new to the rye whiskey scene, but this is a very tasty rye. I would recommend.
Not big on rye but this one is full of flavor. Very enjoyable. Delicate.
It is an ok drink that is not worthy of note. It is an acquired taste that is not for me.
Pretty good, but i need other ryes to campare.
Similar to Breckenridge in flavor with a harsher bite but the smoother finish and simpler, better flavor. But it's similar in that the combination of sweets (especially honey) and in this case barley end up making it taste like cough syrup. Will not buy again.
It’s ok, nothing special
Mild and does well with a splash of hot water
I really enjoyed this whiskey. This is something that I'll for sure purchase. The honey and caramel is the perfect amount. The spice at the end is perfect. I enjoy dry flavors so this was right up my alley. I usually don't like the whiskey, but this has changed my mind.
Ok whiskey. I liked it but there are others I would prefer.
Delicious. Ordered a bottle!!
Taste almost spicy (like hot) and like honey. A little light of a taste, especially compared to color.
Not a fan
Was a little to bitter for me at first but after the ice melted a little it became much better.
Not a Rye fan but it was good.
Excellent finish. Great taste
Was ok but prefer the cheaper bulliet rye
Very Nice Rye
Strong Caramel flavor. Loved it. Best Rye I have tried.
Smooth with black pepper body, but the fruit notes was more than expected.
Exceedingly smooth with a delicious black pepper body.
Surprised me with fresh, fruit notes, and pleasant finish. I don’t believe I’ve had any rye impact my attention like this before.
Love this. My favorite rye
Very drinkable! Complex but smooth.
Perfect bbq drink
Tastes like summer in a glass. Huge front notes of freshly cut grass. Gorgeous stuff.