Category: America

United States Whiskey reviews, Bourbon, Rye, Tennessee, Single Malt

FEW Single Malt Whisky

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FEW Single Malt Whisky review: A rather unusual single malt example, does what it says on the tin. It’s like Scotch single malt but only superficially, so I guess this really is a US style single malt whisk(e)y – I’m still unsure whether or not to include the ‘e’! 72/100

FEW Bourbon

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FEW Bourbon Spirit review: An unusually spicy bourbon/spirit drink, lots of new make spirit influence and a good dose of new american/white oak wood – that’s about where any similarity to (my experience of) bourbon ends. 70/100

Smooth Ambler Contradiction

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Smooth Ambler Contradiction whiskey review: An interesting concept and combination. I guess Bourbon and blending (scotch whisky style) come together here and create something greater than the sum of its parts, as all great blends should. There is a lightness and sweetness from the home spirit and some great aged flavours derived from the sourced material. 85/100

FEW Rye

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FEW Rye review: A rather well-balanced and drinkable Rye (dare I call it Whiskey?), not too spicy with plenty of fruity elements this is good enough to drink neat or has mileage for mixing into cocktails and longer drinks if required. Definitely improving! 84/100

Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon

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Oddly we sampled this completely independently of the 12 year stock bottle that we are still nursing at home and came away much less impressed. I’m not sure how much batch variation there is but the previous bottling had much more depth and complexity and evidence of well-aged Bourbon present. 81/100