Paul Hletko and team have released their first foray into the single malt whiskey category and it is a real stunner. Fresh aromatics of cut grass, vanilla creme, and sea-salted caramel lead to a lithe palate with a dominant apple cider character interlaced with oatcakes, cinnamon and cocoa. The finish is soft and clean with a hint of sweet malt. A true Chicago original, and a beauty of a whisky to add to your bar.
They might say; "There are many choices, drink FEW." To which we'd have to reply; "Gladly, consider it done." But what or who is this FEW? FEW Spirits is a craft distillery located in Evanston, Illinois outside of Chicago (the birthplace of the temperance movement). Master Distiller Paul Hletko gave his brand a nod of that history in naming it FEW - as in, few distilleries survived prohibition. FEW Spirits blazed a new trail in the once dry county to become the first distillery opened in Evanston since prohibition. Dedicated to quality in all they do, "craft" just about describes every facet of FEW - from making the glass to the liquid inside, they pride themselves on doing it all, and doing it well. Every one of FEW Spirits' bottlings features a label depicting a scene from the Chicago World's Fair of 1892. Whiskies and gins and fun, oh my!