Few Spirits is a true grain-to-glass distillery, sourcing as many of their ingredients as possible from nearby the distillery. As the first distillery in Evanston (near Chicago) since prohibition, FEW cheekily takes its name from the initials of Francis Elizabeth Willard, a local woman who was a key figure in the temperance movement! Each of their attractive rectangular bottles also features a different illustration from the Chicago World’s Fair of 1892, another piece of local history.
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.
Nose: Dark chocolate, cherry, plum, stewed red apples and some raisins, as well as cloves and spicy grain.
Palate: Sweet and creamy, with rye spice developing at it sits in the glass. It’s slightly hollow in flavour with chocolate up front with lots of fruit and apple skin and cinnamon at the back.
Finish: Slightly dusty with caraway, dark wood and apple skin.