FEW American Gin
Unlike any other gin, this offering from FEW Spirits is made using white whiskey (un-aged Bourbon) instead of more conventional neutral spirits which gives it a completely unique character!
FEW Spirits hails from Evanston in the United States of America, a city that suffered Prohibition for over one hundred years thanks to many of its advocates hailing from its dry streets. Thankfully Evanston is now home to this excellent craft distillery which takes its name ironically from the initials of Frances Elizabeth Willard, a key figure in the Temperance Movement.
Nose: The aroma is vibrant with lemon zest and a blast of juniper.
Palate: The flavour has a vanilla sweetness with chewy juniper and top notes of lemon.
Finish: The finish is clean and tidy with a rewarding freshness.
Overall: A refreshing gin that works handsomely in many a cocktail.
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19th May 2015
Be warned: if you're expecting juniper, floral aromas, spices, citrus - any of the normal gin flavours - you won't be finding them here. This tastes closer to a tequila/mezcal than it does a gin (and I am not that fond of tequila). The corn flavour from the unaged bourbon base is still very evident and, to my tastes, not pleasant. Not one I'd bother buying again.
14th December 2014
I love gin and I love a very dry martini. I don't love this gin. If you like gin stick with Bombay, Hendricks, or Tanqueray.
23rd May 2014
Delicious. Love it.
21st December 2013
This Gin has sooooo many applications !!!!
22nd September 2013
I tend to be a loyalist when it comes to Gin. FEW's American Gin has almost been a religious experience for me. Whether it's in a gin+tonic, mixed with ginger beer, or used as the fire in the hot toddy on a cold winter night, this spirit has never failed me. I know this makes me sound like an alcoholic, but FEW's American Gin always has a prominent seat in my bar.
24th March 2013