For its latest tenth anniversary, Evanston, Illinois-based Few Spirits dropped a particular version bottling, a bourbon made out of a four-grain mashbill (no breakdown specified), aged six years in oak. It’s obtainable solely in Illinois and on Few’s personal direct-to-consumer channel, BuyFewSpirits.com.
The brilliant, burgundy-hued whiskey retains issues on the extent, aromatically. Peanuts and caramel corn, laced with vanilla and brown butter, give this bourbon an easy nostril. A touch of acetone provides a layer of commercial warmth, although it’s gentle and pretty innocuous — although I’d be remiss to not level it out. A shift on the palate as a lighter palate than anticipated emerges. Peanut butter is instantaneous — each Thai peanut sauce and peanut butter sandwich cookies — earlier than sidling right into a physique pushed by banana, baking spice, and milk chocolate. Enduring and warmer than the 46.5% abv would counsel, a sugary breakfast cereal character emerges because the fruity-sweet components ultimately blow off, the end culminating with a punch of fresh-milled grain and a light-weight trace of oak. After 6 years in barrel I used to be anticipating a bit extra complexity and pleasure out of this whiskey. Alas, we take what we get.
B / $50 / fewspirits.com