A New Chapter in Furman University’s History
One wouldn’t necessarily associate universities with creating craft alcohol, but Furman University has never been one to follow the crowd. Furman, based in Greenville, South Carolina, has launched its very own unique brand of straight bourbon whiskey, aptly named ‘FU All the Time.’ We’ll take you on a journey of this exquisite endeavor, from its naming to its taste, and the stories that cling to each drop of this liquid gold.
Understanding Furman University’s Boozy Foray
Before we uncork the bourbon, it’s vital to appreciate the significance of this launch. Bourbon isn’t just another notch in Furman’s belt. By stepping into the bourbon industry, Furman has reinvented itself by intertwining its rich southeastern roots with bourbon’s emblematic history and culture.
The Naming: ‘FU All the Time’
There could be vague guesses as to why Furman chose ‘FU All the Time’ for its bourbon’s name. Is it an aggressive proclamation? An audacious challenge, maybe? But alumni and current students will tell you otherwise. The moniker is a nostalgic hat-tip to a traditional Furman saying that embodies the spirit of unwavering commitment and persistent success. It represents Furman students’ drive to excel at all times and in all things, hence the name ‘FU All the Time’.
The Crafting: An Art of Time, Patience, and Tradition
This isn’t ‘just another bourbon.’ The crafting of this exquisite drink deserves a mention. The bourbon starts its journey in new American oak barrels, charred to perfection. It goes through a meticulous distillation process, which the best whiskey distillers in the region oversee. The result is a bourbon that’s so smooth and velvety, it would make the whiskey connoisseur give an approving nod.
A Flavor Profile: Pleasing the Refined Palate
Let’s delve into what’s most important to the whiskey enthusiast: the taste. ‘FU All the Time’ presents charmingly complex whiffs of caramel and vanilla, toasted oak, and a gentle touch of sweet fruit. It enters the palate smoothly, rich with a diverse sweetness that only high-quality corn can bring. A peppery spice braces the mid-palate, trailing off into a lengthy and warm finish. In a nutshell, this bourbon nods at tradition yet winks at innovation.
Why ‘FU All the Time’ Is More Than Just Whiskey
Is it fair to reduce ‘FU All the Time’ to the sum of its ingredients? This is where every swig of the bourbon speaks volumes. One can taste the industrious spirit of the Furman community, the collaborative efforts to achieve greatness, and an ode to the institution’s long-standing history and legacy.
Toasting to a Bright Future
If the glowing reviews are any indication, ‘FU All the Time’ is here to stay. It’s not just a testament to Furman University’s adaptability and innovative spirit, but also a testament to the bourbon industry’s resilience and persistent allure.
Will other universities follow suit? Only time will tell. Until then, raise your glasses high, for ‘FU All the Time’ deserves a toast—high to innovation, high to success, and high to Furman!
The Final Word
Combining culture, legacy, hard work, and a dash of audacity, Furman University has created a bourbon that’s more than just a drink. It’s a symbol of their unyielding determination and relentless pursuit of excellence. ‘FU All the Time’ is not just a bold foray into the world of distilled spirits. It’s a statement to the world that says, “we can, and we did.”