Day 1 is FEW Bourbon, a “spirit drink” that’s 46.5% alcohol. Made in USA.
Initially, I thought it had a light nose, but that turned out to be an illusion – I’m keeping the calendar in the music room, near a bay window, and it’s a mite chilly, so the bourbon was cold. Once it warmed up, it had a definite boozy quality to it, with light corn notes. Not raw corn, but definitely some corn in there. And maybe a bit of honey.
Flavor was decent, with definite corn (hard to avoid with that being part of the aroma, after all) and a burn like fire going down. Fairly smooth. It got boozier as it warmed, not just in the nose but on the palate.
Christina liked it and said she’d drink it straight. She then went and looked it up, and found that the distillery is named for Frances Elizabeth Willard, president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union from 1879-1898. Which is kind of cool, since Ms. Willard was active in a variety of causes including women’s suffrage.
I rate this one two stars. I don’t know what the scale is yet, but two stars is decent.