Where better to get our feet wet with bottling American spirits than with one of America’s finest craft distilleries, FEW Spirits in Evanston, Illinois. Evanston is not only home to FEW, it’s also the home of Prohibition as it was here that Frances Elizabeth Willard championed the temperance movement. Hence why the label of our bottling of FEW bourbon features Maverick Drinks’ Michael Vachon heralding the repeal of Prohibition, and FEW founder Paul Hletko getting down to business in the background.
Nose: Sweet smoke rises at first, with some crushed peppercorn and blueberry muffin following shortly after.
Palate: BBQ smoke, developing into toasted oak staves. Creamy vanilla, toffee and cranberry.
Finish: Spicy on the finish, with the final hints of smouldering oak lasting.