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FEW Single Malt Whisky

FEW Single Malt Whisky

Size: 0,75 l
(46.5% ABV)
$47.99
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  • BrandFEW
  • CategoryAmerican Whiskey
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionIllinois
  • DistilleryFEW
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol46.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

A taste of Scotland… Chicago-style.

Paul Hletko’s grandfather lost his Czechoslovak brewery to the Nazi’s in World War II and never got it back. Paul was doing home brewing and wanted to go into business for himself and took his family history and experience to heart, founding FEW Spirits in 2011. Ever the rebel, he opened his "grain to glass" craft business in Evanston, Illinois — the birthplace of the temperance movement — from a small building whose only entryway is through a back alley. And we are all glad he did. Over the last five years he has grown to three Whiskies, three Gins, and seven employees whose motto is "By the Few, for the Few."

FEW Single Malt is only offered a few times per year. So it’s technically their "fourth" Whisky product… a stepsister to their White, Rye, and Bourbon Whiskeys. And as if producing a Single Malt in the good ‘ol United States of America isn’t special enough, Paul and the team took it one step further. Instead of using peat smoke like some distilleries in Scotland, they air dry most of the malt naturally and smoke the rest over cherry wood. Paul says that’s where the "earthy" notes come from. One thing is certain, at a proper 46.5% ABV this easy-drinking dram will deliver the flavor.

Smartass Corner:
FEW Spirits has a nice ring to it, but it is also a poke in the eye to governmental kill-joys. You see, F. E. W. are the initials of Francis Elizabeth Willard who was a leader of the Prohibition movement in Evanston back in the day.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • dark chocolate dark chocolate
  • smoky smoky
  • spicy spicy
  • rye rye
  • toasted toasted
  • cereal cereal
  • cherry cherry
  • malted barley malted barley
  • bread bread
Appearance / Color 
Warm amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Fresh grass and earth with cream, sea-salt caramels, and chocolate fudge.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
A surprising fruitiness of apple and citrus, malt, cinnamon, and more chocolate.

Finish 
Clean, malty, and warm.

About

A taste of Scotland… Chicago-style.

Paul Hletko’s grandfather lost his Czechoslovak brewery to the Nazi’s in World War II and never got it back. Paul was doing home brewing and wanted to go into business for himself and took his family history and experience to heart, founding FEW Spirits in 2011. Ever the rebel, he opened his "grain to glass" craft business in Evanston, Illinois — the birthplace of the temperance movement — from a small building whose only entryway is through a back alley. And we are all glad he did. Over the last five years he has grown to three Whiskies, three Gins, and seven employees whose motto is "By the Few, for the Few."

FEW Single Malt is only offered a few times per year. So it’s technically their "fourth" Whisky product… a stepsister to their White, Rye, and Bourbon Whiskeys. And as if producing a Single Malt in the good ‘ol United States of America isn’t special enough, Paul and the team took it one step further. Instead of using peat smoke like some distilleries in Scotland, they air dry most of the malt naturally and smoke the rest over cherry wood. Paul says that’s where the "earthy" notes come from. One thing is certain, at a proper 46.5% ABV this easy-drinking dram will deliver the flavor.

Smartass Corner:
FEW Spirits has a nice ring to it, but it is also a poke in the eye to governmental kill-joys. You see, F. E. W. are the initials of Francis Elizabeth Willard who was a leader of the Prohibition movement in Evanston back in the day.
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  • BrandFEW
  • CategoryAmerican Whiskey
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionIllinois
  • DistilleryFEW
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol46.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • dark chocolate dark chocolate
  • smoky smoky
  • spicy spicy
  • rye rye
  • toasted toasted
  • cereal cereal
  • cherry cherry
  • malted barley malted barley
  • bread bread
Appearance / Color 
Warm amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Fresh grass and earth with cream, sea-salt caramels, and chocolate fudge.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
A surprising fruitiness of apple and citrus, malt, cinnamon, and more chocolate.

Finish 
Clean, malty, and warm.

Customer Reviews

Based on 650 reviews
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P.F.
Too many flavors that don't mesh together

Not too FEW of flavors, but too many different ones to really get a feel of what you are tasting, starts sweet, gets stale smokey, and then bitter.

D
Daniel
This whiskey has complex flavo...

This whiskey has complex flavors, but most are unpleasant to my pallet. Hints of rye (which I admittedly don’t like normally) surrounded with something sour and sweet. The combination doesn’t work for me at all.

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Jacob
Smelled like earth and grass. ...

Smelled like earth and grass. Tasted like grass. After a sip and a half sip, with about 10ml of water, I poured the rest out.

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Eric
Meh, Just Passable

Looks like someone just dropped a rating and dashed! No comment provided.

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Alex
Meh, Just Passable

Looks like someone just dropped a rating and dashed! No comment provided.