My reviews are usually more substantial but this is a day old (lol). It’s like this, light on aromatics and body, it left me feeling like I needed more for the 6yrs of aging. It didn’t wow me or cause me to take notice. It’s a pass for me.
It was smooth, and I'm giving it ten stars cause I'm sure it's a great single malt. Just wasn't what I expected when I selected the Rye Whiskey, should've read up more. Tasted more like a scotch to me...not my favorite.
Smell:. Peppery brown sugar with Slight caramel.
Taste:. Almost butteryy rye spice and wood, that's it.
Finish:. Dry pepper.
Not my favorite straight up, but great mixed to add a spicy peppery aspect. On rocks: peppery spice is all I get.
Relatively smooth with an interesting flavor profile. Sip neat at you’re own peril; suitable on ice but serves best in manhattans or old fashions. With so many better options out there for the same or better price points, this one is a one and done purchase for me.
Pound for pound I would say this beats Bulleit, which says a lot because that is my go to when it comes to Rye. Highly recommend this bottle for those that don’t like the harshness a rye can bring but like the smoothness that a bourbon does.
Leaning toward bourbons for decades, it actually surprises me that This was my first clear identification of rye flavor. After tasting this I realized I’d detected it before... but not so clearly. Wild Turkey 101 came to mind. I tasted the WT 101 after finishing my glass of FEW rye, and the FEW was hands down a winner. Much more complexity and way more smooth.
This is a bottle I will be keeping on my shelf at all times. Traditionally I’m a bourbon man, but lately scotch has captured my interest... however THIS rye whisky has me captivated completely. I feel like I’m cheating on both my wife and my lover when I settle in with a glass of FEW rye.
Very, very good whiskey.
This is my first rye whiskey and I was woefully unprepared for the spicy burn. Tried it neat at first but had to water it down a bit and add ice. From then on, after a few sips, the flavor comes through more than the shock. It smells lovely, but I think rye whiskey might be too much for me.