FEW Spirits

This week, we are featuring this award-winning, grain-to-glass distillery – Few Spirits of Evanston, IL. What sets Few apart from many industrial distilleries is the fact that they are all about local. All of the corn, barley, wheat, and rye grain used in their products are grown less than 100 miles away from the distillery. In fact, the Cascade hops used in the American Gin is grown in master distiller and Founder Paul Hletko’s own backyard. “If we can’t grow it ourselves, we buy it locally,” Hletko says. “And if we can’t buy it locally, we buy it from friends.”

 

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Few is the first legal alcohol production facility in Evanstown. The city had banned production for 40 years beyond the end of national Prohibition, despite it being home to the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, an organization that fought for the establishment of Prohibition. It’s not a coincidence that the co-founder and president of this establishment was Frances Elizabeth Willard – FEW.

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Available in New Jersey

American Gin
Upon first blush, you’ll discover notes of lemon peel and warm vanilla. Then, the profile shifts. And you’ll finish with the familiar nip of juniper on the edges of your tongue. That’s what a better gin feels like. And that’s why every batch is distilled from the very best grains, bottled in-house and handled with the utmost care.

Barrel Gin
What was once clear, is now complex. Exuding subtle notes of fennel & peppery spices, while a smoky smoothness from the charred barrel permeates the juniper, this barrel-aged spirit tastes like gin, but has the maturity of a bourbon.

Bourbon Whiskey
This spirit, distilled through timeless liquor-making techniques, utilizes a three-grain recipe that infuses generations of Southern tradition with the spiciness of northern rye and a touch of malt for smoothness. FEW is hand-crafted through a small-batch process in charred oak barrels to age its bourbon whiskey.

Rye Whiskey
The generous rye content is married with the sweetness of corn for a genteel interpretation of the venerable spirit. Patiently aged in air-dried oak barrels, its spicy character transcends mere resurgence. Behold – the renaissance of rye.

Single Malt Whiskey
This single malt whisky is made with both un-smoked and smoked malted barley. It is a seasonal release with a small production. All grains are sourced within 100 miles of Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, where the distillery is located. This is produced from 100% malted barley.

 

Cocktail Break!

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The Last Word

¾ oz FEW American Gin
¾ oz Maraschino Liqueur
¾ oz Green Chartreuse
¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice

Shake with ice and double-strain into a chilled coupe.

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