Paul Hletko, the founder and head distiller of FEW Spirits knew right from the start that his product line would always remain small. When asked "How many kinds of spirits do you make?" he could honestly reply "We only make a few."
FEW Spirits were founded in 2011, in Evanston, Illinois, who can claim the dubious title of being the birthplace of the American prohibition era, because it was here that Francis Elizabeth Willard (notice the initials) championed the temperance movement with the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. FEW Spirits became the first distillery in Illinois after prohibition.
FEW Spirits are distilled and bottled entirely in-house, so they produce everything from grain to glass. FEW Spirits are running two copper pot stills. One custom built German hybrid still, used to produce their whiskey, as well as to strip low wines for gin production. Their second still is also custom built, used entirely for gin production, to ensure that their whiskey and gin flavor doesn’t mix.
FEW Spirits produce a single malt whisky, a bourbon and a rye whiskey, and three different styled gin’s, named American, Barrel and Breakfast Gin.