As a brand Few are extremely trendy, with cool branding and a great backstory. The original master distiller overturned the century-old prohibition laws of Evanston Illinois to become the first distillers within the city limits (true punks), their slogan "by the Few for the Few" is pretty hispst… I mean trendy yea trendy as well.
Few rye was has a mash bill of 70% Rye 20% corn 10% Malted Barley, it was the first bottle of Rye to sell out in The Hideout being a huge hit with the punters (I forgot to write tasting notes again) so I'm glad to come back to it.
Well where do I start, I knew there was a reason this dram stuck in my mind and sold out so quickly at The Hideout. It has a bit of everything, easily accessible for the newcomers to the rye category but it's also extremely complex, I was picking up different notes every time I came back to it, for me this ticks all boxes (I'm ordering another bottle)
You can pick up a bottle at Master of Malt to try for yourself.
Thanks to Drinks by the Dram for this sample.
A very light nose with sweet nutmeg spice and lightly toasted cereal (frosted shredded wheat), followed by crunchy green apples and sweet freshly popped corn.
A hell of a lot richer than expected compared to the nose, stone fruits, plumbs with peppery spice popping up with butterscotch and custard creams (the middle bit)
The finish is very different again! Dusty and dry, the pepper spice becomes even more prominent leaving you with a lingering sweetness that I can't put my finger on (and I've run out!) rain check on that one.