Though it is still August, the last few days in Wisconsin a cold spell has swept through the air. Extra blankets are needed, not to mention long sleeves shirts and jackets. Despite the fact the first official first day of Autumn is still a few weeks away, the start of bourbon season has officially kicked off, at least in my home.
I should mention bourbon is a staple all year here in Wisconsin; it only takes a backseat to other spirits (gin, vodka, tequila) and rose wine in the warmer months. Bulleit always has a place in our bar, especially for drinks like The Gold Rush, but today, I want to share with you a new instant favorite by Midwest distiller Few Spirits.
For my husband's birthday earlier this month, I purchased a lovely set of bourbon/whiskey glasses. To go along with the gift, I wanted to surprise him with a new bourbon to try. My search led me to the highly recommended Few. Though we we have tried their gin, this was our first experience with their dark liquors. Few makes a Whiskey, a Rye Whiskey (which is the highest price point of the three), and Bourbon Whiskey. As I was looking for Bourbon, I went with the latter and came away instantly impressed.
Few's Bourbon Whiskey is a small-batch process that uses a three-grain recipe aged in charred oak barrels. The makers wanted a bourbon that infuses "generations of Southern tradition with the spiciness of northern rye and a touch of malt for smoothness." Needless to say they were successful. This is the type of bourbon to be sipped and savored. We will also be breaking it out on special occasions, especially to toast autumn. I hope you will give it a try, as I know you will not be disappointed.