I can’t remember exactly where I first heard about Few Spirits Bourbon but I do know that this bottle has been popping up on everyone’s radar the past few months.
Maybe it’s the unique bottle and label design (which pays homage to the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893) or their claim to be the 1st licensed distillery since Prohibition in Evanston, Illinois that perpetuate this new bourbon’s allure and continued buzz around all of Few Spirits products.
The Bourbon is one of 3 Whiskey products including a White Whiskey and Rye Whiskey completing the trio. The Bourbon is a 3 Grain Recipe using Corn, Rye and Barley and is aged less than 4 years in new charred oak barrels. It comes in at 93 Proof and retails for around $50 bucks.
I’d have to say that I’m really rooting for the guys over at Few Spirits. They are extremely friendly, have put together a nicely packaged product and are off to a great start. While I do think it’s a solid new product, I think it could have used some more time in the barrel to smooth out the flavor profile. While it’s certainly better than some of the other start-up bourbons, I was expecting something smoother at the $50 price point. Good bourbon takes time and I’m sure the recipe will continue to be refined and hopefully more of those 4-year-old barrels will be used in future batches, which will only help take this bottle to the next level. I’ll definitely be keeping on eye of this bourbon to see where things go in the future.