A grain-to-glass distillery since 2011, few spirits produces award–winning craft whiskey and gin in a tucked away alley located in the growing Chicago suburb of evanston, IL, also known as the Columbian Exposition, the 1893 world’s fair took place in Chicago, Illinois.
It represented the dawn of modernism & introduced our nation to phosphorescent lights, moving walkways, an electricity powered water fountain and the invention of the ferris wheel.
It was even the launching ground of a notable brand of juicy chewing gum and a brand of beer that was awarded a first place blue ribbon. Both are still around today.
However, it was also the golden age of pre-prohibition whisky. Several decades later, Evanston, a suburb just north of Chicago, would become known as the seat of prohibition and the established headquarters for the temperance movement – spearheaded by a well known female figure, who also advocated heavily for women’s suffrage.
Prohibition was repealed in 1933, but Evanston was a dry community that clung dear to concept of the noble experiment decades after repeal. These two iconic moments in time and place, became the inspiration behind few spirits.
Paul Hletko, founder & distiller, saw the power of people following their dreams. He turned his sights to making spirits. He relentlessly pursued a new style of urban whiskey that would be the equal to that of his friends in Kentucky.
But creating whiskey in the seat of prohibition? Seemed like a good place to start a bold, paradigm breaking whiskey brand. Down a dark back alley in Evanston, you will find an old chop-shop making flavorful bourbon & rye from grain-to-glass with a bold Chicago-style twist.
Innovative products continue to flow from the team at few. Proof, as ever, that appearances can be deceptive.WEBSITE
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Referred to as a southern tradition, meet northern rye 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.
Straight Rye Whiskey
Born of hearty grain and patience, 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.
American Straight Whiskey
Whiskey fit for the spirit of the republic.
We start by hand-selecting a diverse and strong backbone of our award winning bourbon and rye whiskey.
We then incorporate unexpected notes from a rich yet balanced malt whiskey that has been imbued with cherrywood smoke.
Approachable entry with graham cracker/honey on top and a savory rye spice below.
Some tart cherry in the middle.
A wisp of smoke rounds out the texture.
Subtle white pepper and honey finish.