malted barley
rye
sweet
dark honey
spicy
caramel
pear
fruit
dry
Spiral Few Rye Whiskey
Few
Rye Whiskey
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

Flavor Spiral
Sweet, Rye, Spicy, Malted Barley, Pear, Caramel, Fruit, Dry, Honey
 
Price:
$64.99
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. 
 
  • Style
    Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    United States
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    46.50%
  • Distillery
    Few Spirits Distillery
  • Bottler
    Few Spirits Distillery

Few

Rye Whiskey

(0.75l, 46.50%)


6.8/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Few Rye Whiskey
Steffen
Steffen,
Very smooth, never been huge on rye whiskey, but this is quite good.
Chris
Chris,
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.
Matt
Matt,
Decent, but not really my thing. I feel like this would be better in a cocktail.
Saman
Saman,
The most drinkable as neat Rye I've had to date!
Matt
Matt,
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.
Terrance
Terrance,
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.
Steve
Steve,
Very drinkable, light tasting compared to other Rye's good for mixing
Daniel
Daniel,
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!
Matthew
Matthew,
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.
Patrick
Patrick,
Fairly sharp first bite but transitions to a nice finish. Notes of cinnamon and honey very noticeable. Makes a decent old fashioned.
ROBERT
ROBERT,
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.
Walter
Walter,
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.
Drew
Drew,
Scotch like. A nice whisky
Robert
Robert,
I liked it better sipping - but other then that - it was indistinguishable to me from other rye whiskeys
John
John,
Sip slowly and enjoy. Too much at one time will put you off
brett
brett,
Lacks depth, many other bottles at this price point that are worth trying before this one.
James
James,
Smooth
Alex
Alex,
Found the malty after taste very enjoyable and made me want a beer
Ross
Ross,
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
Jenna
Jenna,
Not really a fan of rye personally but this one is not bad for what it is.
Breandan
Breandan,
Very smooth rye
Brian
Brian,
This is worth purchasing but I was not too impressed with it
Troy
Troy,
Nothing good about this
Chris
Chris,
The honey and Carmel really stand out to me. Big fan of this rye whiskey
Eduardo
Eduardo,
Liked it. Lots of alcohol, but sweetness was good.
Scott
Scott,
My first rye. Great nose and smooth finish. Still prefer a highlands scotch though.
Christine
Christine,
Beautiful, sweet aroma, but the long, peppery finish was stronger than what I would prefer.
Brian
Brian,
Would have like more rye. Bit too smooth for what I was expecting.
Dan
Dan,
Was good enough I ordered a bottle. Really liked it.
Daniel
Daniel,
I am very picky with rye whiskey since I am not particular to rye whiskey. This one did not strike my tastes.
Allen
Allen,
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.
Thomas
Thomas,
Nice, smooth, pleasant
Michael
Michael,
This is a great tasting rye
Scott
Scott,
Nice and smooth. This one was a nice surprise.
Danny
Danny,
First introduction to Rye. Pleasantly surprised by the peppery/citrus zing finish. Subtle notes of honey as well but not overpowering.
Matt
Matt,
Normally I pick bourbon over Rye, but this one is buy a bottle of.
Zechariah
Zechariah,
I’ve finally found a rye I could enjoy.
Justin
Justin,
Very good flavor at the beginning but has a harsh finish.
Pedro
Pedro,
Smooth, great caramel tones
Cruiz
Cruiz,
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!
Shawn
Shawn,
one of my favorite ryes right now. very smooth and flavorfull
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Not as 'rye-y' as I would have expected, though there were earthy notes. I prefer the profile of Bulleit rye instead.
Alexander
Alexander,
Definitely will be added to my bar, the spice is drinkable and a great compliment to a good cigar.
Ken
Ken,
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.
Sam
Sam,
Smooth and full flavor at start. A little too much after taste of alcohol at the end
Brandon
Brandon,
Very flavorfull. Really liked it.
Gabe
Gabe,
Strong alcohol taste frsh finish. Good for old fasihoned.
Mary
Mary,
Wonderful aroma. Definite notes of cinnamon and pepper at the end.
Carlos
Carlos,
Excellent finish. Hints of cinnamon.
Thaine
Thaine,
Good rye. Nice cinnamon flavor. Not sure about the price though.
Nate
Nate,
I rather enjoyed this. A very good rye w/just the right amount of spice.
Yang
Yang,
Distinctively rye. Lots of barley. Wifey liked the finishing taste.
Kim
Kim,
This has turned me on to exploring ryes again after swearing them off years ago. Lovely.
Robert
Robert,
Medium bite to it as it goes down but nice finish to it. An enjoyable rye
Steven
Steven,
Smells of vanilla, spicy at the front. Light rye flavor with a hint of rum at the end.
Gerry
Gerry,
Great rye wiskey
Jason
Jason,
Possibly becoming one of my favorite Ryes
David
David,
Loved it smooth. I’ve had a couple though.
Gary
Gary,
I didn’t care for the sharp spicy finish, but liked the sweet caramel aroma and the guidance, and justification provided by the spiral.
Paul
Paul,
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.
Pete
Pete,
Not bad. Glad I was able to sample it.
Jeff
Jeff,
This was a good rye. Not great but good
Barry
Barry,
Smooth, like the caramel, good finish.
Michael
Michael,
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.
Linda
Linda,
Not typically a rye drinker, however this was nice. Strong at first but had a nice finish.
Lon
Lon,
very nice, smooth.
Brian
Brian,
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.
Gerald
Gerald,
Spicy and full, full of flavor, nice for sipping
Kevin
Kevin,
I am new to the rye whiskey scene, but this is a very tasty rye. I would recommend.
Michael
Michael,
Not big on rye but this one is full of flavor. Very enjoyable. Delicate.
Eugene
Eugene,
It is an ok drink that is not worthy of note. It is an acquired taste that is not for me.
John
John,
Pretty good, but i need other ryes to campare.
James
James,
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.
Edgar
Edgar,
It’s ok, nothing special
Winnie
Winnie,
Mild and does well with a splash of hot water
Marvin
Marvin,
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.
Taylor
Taylor,
Ok whiskey. I liked it but there are others I would prefer.
Chad
Chad,
Delicious. Ordered a bottle!!
anonymous
anonymous,
Taste almost spicy (like hot) and like honey. A little light of a taste, especially compared to color.
Edgar
Edgar,
Not a fan
James
James,
Was a little to bitter for me at first but after the ice melted a little it became much better.
Travis
Travis,
Not a Rye fan but it was good.
Courtney
Courtney,
Excellent finish. Great taste
Paul
Paul,
Was ok but prefer the cheaper bulliet rye
Matt
Matt,
Very Nice Rye
Brian
Brian,
Strong Caramel flavor. Loved it. Best Rye I have tried.
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Smooth with black pepper body, but the fruit notes was more than expected.
Justin
Justin,
Exceedingly smooth with a delicious black pepper body.
Allen
Allen,
Surprised me with fresh, fruit notes, and pleasant finish. I don’t believe I’ve had any rye impact my attention like this before.
anonymous
anonymous,
Love this. My favorite rye
Eric
Eric,
Amazing stuff.
SJ
SJ,
Very drinkable! Complex but smooth.
Matjaž
Matjaž,
Perfect bbq drink
anonymous
anonymous,
Tastes like summer in a glass. Huge front notes of freshly cut grass. Gorgeous stuff.
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