About FEW Breakfast Gin
Founded as a dry community, Evanston, Illinois was the birthplace of the Women's Temperance Movement and home to Frances Elizabeth Willard, an influential protagonist in the story of Prohibition. As the Temperance Movement approached a boiling point, abstinence slowly began to creep across the country and Willard and her league of temperance supporters turned Evanston into a stronghold.
For over 100 years, Evanston remained a dry town. It wasn't until Paul Hletko, owner and master distiller at FEW Spirits, began lobbying the town that the antiquated laws were lifted. "I'm the vice president of the PTA at my kids' school and I coach their soccer and T-ball teams," Hletko says. "People around town know me and what I'm about, which is handy when you're looking to change 100 years of laws.”
This special expression from FEW spirits was designed by distiller Steven Kaplan. Catered towards brunch eaters, with the classic French 75 cocktail in mind, they had initially considered adding coffee to make this gin distinct, but instead went with earl grey tea as a botanical, which was incorporated in the recipe to compliment juniper, citrus profile of the spirit.
Just like FEW Spirit’s other Gins, this expression has a complex, grain-forward mash bill made from corn, wheat and barley.
On the nose are aromas of bread, coriander, and lemon, tailed by notes of “brewing earl grey.” Hidden notes of lavender and black tea begin to emerge, layered above a hint of menthol, hops and barley.
The palate is refined, with earl grey, bergamot, citrus and fresh juniper notes. Mid-palate has the signature FEW creaminess and a burst of cinnamon on its dry finish. FEW Breakfast Gin is bottled at 42% ABV.
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According to Winston Churchill, "The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives and minds than all the doctors in the Empire," referring to the British officers using it to treat malaria in India.
Initially made for medicinal purposes, gin gets most of its flavor from the juniper berries added after the distillation process. It sure has come a long way from the Middle Ages, with the introduction of new botanicals, fruits, and spices, bringing it closer to people of all flavor varieties.
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