FEW Spirits is a craft distillery located in Evanston, Illinois, Chicago. It was founded in 2010 by Paul Hletko, who has a long background in home brewing. They have multiple whiskey and gin products on the market, which are gaining critical acclaim.
The FEW Spirits distillery is very much a craft distillery. They chose the name 'FEW' partly because they don't make a lot. They boast a grain-to-glass philosophy and source ingredients as local as possible. Evanston was home to US prohibtion and 'FEW' is also an ironic nod to a Frances Elizabeth Willard who played a significant role in the temperance movement with the Women's Christian Temperance Union. The labels on all the FEW Spirits products carry images from the Columbian Exposition of 1893.
FEW Rye is made from a rye heavy mash-bill which also contains corn and malted barley and is bottled at 46.5% ABV.