A great Bourbon from FEW Spirits, based in Evanston, Illinois, a town which endured Prohibition for over 100 years.
Evanston was home to many of the leading lights of the temperance movement, one of whom was Frances Elizabeth Willard, whose initials give FEW their name.
It is something of a myth that Bourbon whiskey must be produced in Kentucky – this is not true, it can be produced anywhere in the US, but must be aged in new oak and contain a majority of corn in the mash bill.
FEW Bourbon is made with a mashbill of 70% Corn, 20% Rye and 10% Malt. The spirit has been aged for around 4 years in new oak casks.
The bottling possesses a classic Bourbon profile, serving up notes of cinnamon, rye spice, vanilla, red apples, chocolate, toffee, cardamom, cloves, bright charred oak and buttered cornbread.
Spicy and intense at 46.5% ABV, this does very well in cocktails.