Oh baby, I want Bourbon now.
From the city of Evanston, Illinois, where the Temperance movement originates, comes a craft distillery that put a stop to long-standing dry laws in these parts. Situated in the backside alley of a former chop shop, Paul Hletko and his skilled team are crafting the finest spirits made from Corn, Rye and Barley. The distillery’s single purpose is to bring the best products made from the best grains, perfectly matured and finished under one roof.
Now to give you a brief backstory. In the 19th century a woman named Francis Elizabeth Willard was elected President of the Chicago Christian Temperance Movement. She embarked on a decade-long crusade to prohibit alcohol in the US, and had succeeded. Mr. Hletko worked hard and lobbied against the law, and eventually, made it go away. Ironically and hilariously, he’s named his craft spirits after Francis (FEW are the initials of her name). Bold move for sure.
Matured in charred Minnesota Oak barrels,
this is a wonderfully unique three-grain Bourbon.
Minnesota Oak barrels have a tighter grain,
which gives a lot of character to the liquid inside. The presence of the three grains are felt throughout, with a maltedness
that lasts from nose to finish
. But the flavours do not stop there. This Whisky is rich and smooth, with the thick sweetness of caramel that combines elegantly with a signature Bourbon spice.
These flavours jump out and make a lasting impression on the palate.