Sunday, August 3, 2014

Few Spirits Bourbon

IToday we are jumping into the craft world with a review of Few Spirits Bourbon Whiskey. The mash bill for their bourbon is 70% percent corn, 20% rye, and 10% two row malt.

Bottle Details:

93 proof
Less than 4 years old.
Batch: 14J7
Bottle Number: 25
Barrel: 13-338

Color: Bright Mahogany 

Nose: A very elegant nose with light notes of green tea, clove, sherry wine, rye spice, malt, sweet corn, caramel and the shadow of a new charred oak barrel. 

Taste: Grain forward with rye spice commanding over the corn and malt. The sherry remains at the forefront along with the rye spice and black pepper. The oak is present but still fairly subtle.

Finish: Quick and sharp. Rye Spice and creamy vanilla sweetness leave me wanting another glass.

Conclusion: Not your typical bourbon but a damn good whiskey.  
Based in Evanston Illinois, Few Spirits produces a variety of spirits.  As a craft distillery, they do a lot of things different (in a cool way). For example, their Bourbon is aged in barrels made from Minnesota Oak which has a shorter growth season, yielding a tighter grain. I'd say it's one of the better craft bourbons available.

My Rating: B+ (Very Good)

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