Few is an artisan distillery located in Evanston, Illinois. They pride themselves on producing everything from grain to glass; every aspect of the production of their spirits is done by them. They currently produce a range of award-winning gins and whiskies, all using ingredients sourced as local to the distillery as possible.¬†The distillery has two copper pot stills. Their first still is a custom built german hybrid still and is used to produce the whiskey, as well as to strip low wines for gin production. The second still is also custom built, but is optimized for gin production. Since Few places all of their gin botanicals directly in the pot, the use of a separate still for gin production ensures that the gin flavors don’t mix with their whiskey.

Few Bourbon is from a mash of 70% corn, 20% rye and 10% two row malt. More interestingly it is aged in barrels made from Minnesota oak which has a shorter growing season hence a tighter grain resulting in a unique whiskey.

NOSE: Rich, cloves, vanilla, caramel, spice.

PALATE: Oily, corn sweetness, vanilla, toffee, caramel, and spice.

FINISH: Long with warm spice lingering.

Note: Go ahead, have a FEW, you won’t be disappointed.