A collaborative rye whiskey from the excellent FEW Spirits in Evanston, Illinois, and legendary psychedelic rock band The Flaming Lips! Their Brainville Rye (named after a song on The Flaming Lips' brilliant album 'Clouds Taste Metallic') is made with rye, corn, malted barley is grown within 150 miles of the distillery, as well as French wine yeast. 5,000 bottles were produced, with an aptly out-there label design.
Nose: Mint leaf and apple blossom. Toasted oak develops, with festive hints of cinnamon.
Palate: Well-rounded rye spiciness, joined by flamed orange peel, greengages and a pinch of quince.
Finish: Fizzy apple laces, leafy herbs and Swedish pepparkakor.