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Few Bourbon Whiskey Set
Few Bourbon Whiskey

Our Price: $129.95
Size 750ml

Quantity in Stock:4

Few Bourbon Whiskey Set You will get one bourbon and one Rye Hard to Find In Stock !

Few Bourbon Whiskey 750 ML
Few Rye Whiskey         750 ML

Awarded a gold medal by the Beverage Tasting Institute in 2014, the FEW Bourbon is a high-rye bourbon from Illinois that uses a “special peppery yeast” to give it a little something extra to bring up the spice level and add a new dimension to the whiskey. It’s also aged in, relatively, young Minnesota oak barrels which it seems lends a peculiar and unique herbal quality to the bourbon that isn’t unpleasant, but it sure is different.

Based out of Evanston, IL FEW takes it name from Frances Elizabeth Willard who was the co-founder of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. The WCTU was a key player in establishing the national Prohibition and is also based out of Evanston. Though the name isn’t the only thing they get from their home in Illinois. Each bottle is adorned with images of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition which was held in Chicago after it’s devastating fire and when it comes to their ingredients they try to keep it as local as possible there as well.

To quote their founder and master distiller Paul Hletko “If we can’t grow it ourselves, we buy it locally and if we can’t buy it locally we buy it from friends.” Which according to FEW means that all of the grains used in their products are “grown less than 100 miles from the distillery and many other ingredients are sourced from even closer”. They strive to make all of their products a unique representation of the area they’re from… and it shows. These guys are definitely among the few doing craft distilling right.

Made in the heart of Chicago, Few rye whiskey is a phenomenal example of craft distilling, with the rye winning Whisky Advocate's Craft Whiskey of the Year in 2013

Hidden down a dark alley in a former chop shop, skilled men are quietly violating one of Evanston's founding principles: Prohibition. In the 19th century, Frances Elizabeth Willard was elected President of the Chicago Woman's Christian Temperance Union and embarked on a decade-long crusade to prohibit alcohol in the United States. Willard worked tirelessly; as President of the WCTU, she traveled roughly 30,000 miles and gave an average of 400 lectures each year for an entire decade.

As a result, Evanston remained a dry town for over 100 years. It wasn't until Paul Hletko, owner and master distiller at Few Spirits, began lobbying the town that the antiquated laws were lifted. "I'm the vice president of the PTA at my kids' school and I coach their soccer and T-ball teams,"Hletko says. "People around town know me and what I'm about, which is handy when you're looking to change 100 years of laws."Today, Hletko and his team of master distillers produce Few Rye Whiskey and Few Bourbon

Few Rye Whiskey is made from a mash of 70% rye, 20% corn and 10% malted barley. Few Bourbon Whiskey is made from a mash of 70% corn, 20% barley and 10% rye. "The corn comes from a farmers co-op in Indiana and my barley and rye from farmers in Wisconsin,"notes Hletko. After mashing and fermenting the grains, Hletko distills the wash through his 1,500-liter Kothe copper-pot still.

After distillation, the rye and bourbon are aged in custom-made oak barrels from Minnesota. "The cooper I eventually chose to make our barrels won 24 out of 25 categories at a spirits competition I visited," Hletko says. "I'm no math major, but that's the cooper I want to make our barrels." The #3 char on the barrels gives Few Rye hints of allspice and peppercorn, which are followed by notes of dark caramel and cinnamon. In addition, the casks contribute slightly sweet hints of honey and vanilla to Few Bourbon, which are nicely balanced by a spicy finish that intensifies as it lingers. After aging the rye and bourbon, Hletko and his team of distillers fill and label each bottle by hand.

Few Rye Whiskey was named the 2013 Craft Whiskey of the Year by Whisky Advocate. Few Bourbon Whiskey earned the Silver Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2012.

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