American Whiskey - Bourbon

Few Bourbon Whiskey

From: Illinois, United States Liquor Review Category: Bourbon American Whiskey

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Tier 3
This is a Tier 3 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics recommended the spirit but it will be a value brand or have an exotic taste.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2012

Beverage Testing Institute

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2015

Proof66 Notes

Few Bourbon is made with what they call "unabashedly sourthern tradition." They call it a 3-grain mash, which we're told is 70% corn, 20% rye, and 10% barley. We take this mixture to augur a smoother and sweeter flavor profile than the more spicy and robust rye-kick bourbons coming out on the market recently.

Few Spirits, founded by Paul Hletko, is an homage to the "timeless liquors of the past." It is based in Evanston, Illinois where they claim as the very birthplace of the (late and unlamented) temperance movement... an article from the Chicago Reader cites dry rulings going all the way back to 1855. In fact, the FEW name is actually the initials of Frances Elizabeth Willard, who was the national president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Movement and figured largely in Prohibition (as well as the more laudable Women’s Suffrage). Thus, the name is a bit of an ironic joke. Should founder Paul Hletko and Frances Willard meet in heaven… well, that will be an interesting conversation. The spirits are batch distilled using American midwestern grain. Few Spirits says that when the first drop of liquor was made at their distillery it was the first legal drop of alcohol made in Evanston, IL.

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
jaketaz jaketaz (163) (2015-12-05)
Tangy and lemony, with a metallic taste that makes me think it's distilled in copper like Willett. Heavy corn mash, sweet, and low on oak and spice. Probably makes a great Sour, wouldn't want it in a Manhattan. At this price I expect more flavor and aging, it's probably 4-6 years old.
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