The generous rye content is married with the sweetness of corn for a genteel interpretation of the venerable spirit. Patiently aged in air-dried oak barrels, its spicy character transcends mere resurgence. Behold – the renaissance of rye.
Few Rye is made from a mash of 70% rye, 20% corn and 10% malted barley. "The corn comes from a farmers co-op in Indiana and my barley and rye from farmers in Wisconsin," notes Hletko. After milling, mashing and fermenting the grains, Hletko distills the wash through his 1,500-liter Kothe copper-pot still imported from Germany. Following distillation, the rye whiskey is aged in custom-made oak barrels from Minnesota.
Expressive aroma of roasted pineapples, citrus and smoke. Hints of peppercorn and allspice lead to notes of figs, tobacco, dark caramel, mellow vanilla and cinnamon, which are layered over a chocolate, peppery finish.