Launched just recently, Few Spirits is a small-batch distillery owned by Paul Hletko located in the northern Chicago area in Evanston. Hletko takes crafting his spirits to a serious level combining organic grains with traditions recipes to make his own brand of American gin and white whiskey. The two spirits are handled with the utmost care and bottled in-house. The bourbon and rye are aged in-house as well in the corner of the former auto garage of a distillery.
For those who may not know, Evanston was kept a dry community from 1873 up until 1972 when legalization of alcohol had been made. The city didn’t have a liquor store until 1984. So for Few Spirits, this is ground breaking with the city now having not only it’s own craft distillery but also marking an end to Evanston’s prohibition in a way.
Few Spirits have already begun a mass distribution around the Chicago area to many bars and even some retailers. To check out a list of where you can pick up their brand of American gin and white whiskey, click here. Be sure to look for the old-fashioned paper labels, which evoke Chicago’s World’s Fair of 1893. The prices of Hletko’s spirits are also priced high at near $50 a bottle. Then again, Few Spirits makes premium products in which Hletko markets his distillery as high-end and exclusive.
To look more into Few Spirits and follow what’s up with the new distillery, you can either check them out on Facebook or follow them on Tumblr. And for more about their products and mission as a local, handcrafting distillery, visit their main website at .