Old Fashioned Review #135 The Whiskey Jar, Tariff St, Northern Quarter, Manchester @WhiskeyJarNQ
Surpassing #134 would be a tall order.
Ms Amber of The Whisky Jar ably undertook the challenge, mixing two uncommonly good Old Fashioneds for the General and his clergyman companion using the scarcely seen FEW bourbon, nestled in the dusty corner of the top shelf.
Few bourbon is a 3-grain mash (which we’re reliably informed is 70% corn, 20% rye and 10% barley) which the reviewers believed gave it a smooth but noticebly sweeter flavor. Aged in Minnesota oak barrels FEW hails from Evanston (near Chicago), a city that suffered Prohibition for over 100 years, but is now home to the FEW distillery which takes its name ironically from the initials of Frances Elizabeth Willard, the once president of the women’s Temperance Movement.
Awarded a high score of eight and one half from ten.