FEW Bourbon Whiskey

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Distillery Bottling
Batch 16H11
46.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 jun 2017 6:37 am by Norbs

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€ 58.84

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Whisky Reviews for FEW Bourbon Whiskey

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.28 points

  1. YD84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A well made, tasty bourbon that has more going on than the standard oak, vanilla, caramel and cherry flavours. Those notes are there, but they're accompanied by roasted nuts, flowers, cinnamon, toasted bread, tobacco, light orchard fruits, fresh mint.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    S 7
    Golden brown colour. Heavy legs. The rye characters are too prominent that they almost mask the corn. Having had the FEW Rye whiskey before, this bourbon is more like a little cousin of it. A touch sweeter, but still, aromatic and spicy. Not the typical sweet vanillic bourbon.

    [78-82] I'll gladly welcome another dram.

    N 24
    Steadily being herbaceous accompanied by poking crushed peppercorn. Cinnamon. Fresh honey. Freshly toasted wood. Roasted peanuts. A whiff of apple crumble.

    P 24
    Spicy & woody. Roasted corn. Maple syrup. Butterscotch. Drying wood spices (cinnamon, star anise). Vanilla pod. Touch of mint at the back.

    F 23
    Mid-short finish. Lasting dry spices. Digestive biscuit. Blood orange peel. A bit boring compared to the palate.

  3. WhiskyShaman scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    I haven't got the Same access to American whiskies as I do to most other things (being in the UK) and out of all the American brown spirits, I find bourbon the hardest to review

    Teasing out and then articulating what I'm getting doesn't come nearly as easily, or at least it hadn't until today.

    Not sure if it's just that this Few bottle has very clearly defined flavours, or if I've turned a corner, finally and something has clicked.

    Hopefully it's that.

    I liked this bottle. I think my palate is leaning towards rye and this seems to have a noticible amount in its makeup.

    At least from what I got from the nose.

    Despite that, I didn't find the palate too spicy at all. There's a minty-cool to the cola, that never moves it in to root beer territory and the pepper is very mild, but allows the other spices to get traction without getting hot.

    This lead to a bit more cinnamon sweetness in the tail, contrasted by a little pink grapefruit qpeel bitterness that arrives right at the end.

    Looking around at other reviews, this finish seems to have left the crowd fairly divided, but for me, works just fine.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Spun sugar, cola syrup, slightly aniseed rye spice, fresh baked whole wheat bread
    • Taste
      78 78
      Maple sugar, spearmint, grey pepper, star anise and gram masala
    • Finish
      78 78
      vanilla, cinnamon, grapefruit peel

  4. The_Osprey scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Few Bourbon 46.5%.

    30ml sample at home, April 2022. No details of cask or batch number.


    Aroma is big on the toffee, some hot spirit but it’s integrated into the toffee in a way that’s actually quite pleasant, muted mint-cherry-char complexities but the toffee and spirit predominate.

    Body is watery to lightly oily.

    Taste is spicy oak, buttermints, boozed up fudge, floral linger. Fudgey oak, estery spirit, some spiced apple pie.

    It’s quite a good bourbon actually. There’s not a lot to say about it. Clean spirit with enjoyable levels of caramelised oak. Doesn’t drink young. Nicely matured. As bourbons go this is not a particularly ‘sweet’ or rich one and nor is it one of the drier booze bombs or particularly hot. It falls in between and is so well balanced that it’s quite hard to describe.

    It's good. Well made, tasty, well-judged, classic. No frills. Solid. £55 is okay, I suppose - I wouldn’t pay much more than that for a bourbon delivering at this level and I'd prefer to pay less. But, if it’s consistently this good, you could easily do worse at the price. 3.6/86

  5. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very interesting bourbon, like their rye, and definitely different from others, which I like very much.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The first smells point clearly to a bourbon that contains a high rye content. Many rye spices, rye bread, aniseeds, caraway, and white pepper. Not too much sweetness or wood influence. Water introduces a softer side with corn cobs, and a more grassy and floral influences. I find some lime skin, apple soap (never found that before in any spirit, nor would I have expected to like it). Altogether very fine.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The palate also opens very spicy, with a lot of freshness, I am thinking of mint toothpaste. There is only hint of fresh corn, some corn soup and a few herbs. Also here, adding some water makes it sweeter and more floral. Rose jelly, I can imagine (although I never tasted it really), and it is slightly drying. Lemon cheesecake, lime juice, the freshness stays prominent on the palate, and some mint and jasmine tea. Likeable fragrant, and I my opinion, better with water.
    • Finish
      86 86
      More of the above.

  6. GJR scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80


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