I was contacted by Few Spirits and asked if I would like to try some of their spirits. Um, yea I'd love to!! I told them to send me a couple they thought I'd like and was told that they would send me one of each! Awesome!
I was also sent a list of cocktails that were created by different people to try. Now that I like gin I decided to try one with gin and another one with their single malt whisky. I like the smell of their gin, it smells pure and fresh (if that makes sense). I also wanted to taste the Anguish & Regret because the description of it was something that I had never heard of before. They describe it as "special twist on Chicago favorite malört. This spirit is an 80-proof infusion of a house-made ras al hanout Moraccan spice blend with an earthy, floral bitterness that's great in a variety of cocktails." "Something like Chartreuse but without any sugar.) I wasn't sure what to expect, so I took a little sip.
I absolutely tasted the earthy, floral bitterness! In their list of cocktails there is a House Martini that is made with Anguish & Regret, so I think I am going to try that one soon.
These spirits are good! I think if you enjoy gin or whiskey you will enjoy the variety created by Few Spirits. Here is a short description (provided by Few Spirits) of each of the spirits they make:
- Few American Gin, a unique gin distilled from a wheated-bourbon mash and flavored with juniper, coriander and citrus as well as more unusual botanicals including whole vanilla beans and Cascade hops grown at the distillery
- Few Standard Issue Gin, a navy-strength gin (114-proof) made in the classic London dry style, with lots of juniper as well as a hint of fennel
- Few Barrel Gin, a gin made from a different spirit base and using different botanicals than the two above, aged in a combination of new oak and used Few Bourbon and Rye barrels. It's sort of halfway between a gin and a whiskey and is great in cocktails that call for either one.
- Few Bourbon Whiskey, a bourbon made from a mash of 70 percent corn, 20 percent rye and 10 percent malted barley. The high rye content makes for an especially spicy bourbon, as does the beer yeast we use for fermentation.
- Few Rye Whiskey, an award-winning rye distilled from a mash of 70 percent rye, 20 percent corn and 10 percent malted barley. It's fermented using a French wine yeast from the Loire Valley, which contributes lots of fruity flavor on top of rye's traditional spiciness.
- Few Single Malt Whisky, a truly American single malt distilled from 100 percent malted barley, a portion of which is smoked with cherry wood. There's a subtle fruity smoke and cappuccino notes in this unique whisky that's nothing like a Scotch.
- Few Anguish & Regret, our special twist on Chicago favorite malört. This spirit is an 80-proof infusion of a house-made ras al hanout Moroccan spice blend with an earthy, floral bitterness that's great in a variety of cocktails. (It's something like Chartreuse but without any sugar.)
Here are pictures of the cocktails I made. The first one contains Few Standard Issue Gin and the second one contains Few Single Malt Whisky:
If you are looking for a new kind of spirits to give away for the holiday season, you might want to give Few Spirits a try! Here is a link to their site, you can also find out where you can buy it here.
Hope you all had a good weekend! Happy Monday!
The Cocktail Lady