FEW American Gin
FEW // Illinois, USA
FEW Spirits American Gin is distilled to an unusually low 130-proof from a mashbill that is 70% corn, 20% wheat, and 10% malted barley. Eleven botanicals are utilized in its production, including juniper, bitter orange, lemon peel, vanilla, and Cascade hops.
Modern GinAlso has been referred to as "Contemporary", "New Western", "New Wave", and "New American". This style is not legally defined. In general, this category of gin, while it does contain juniper, places less of an emphasis on this botanical. Other botanicals not classically used in London Dry gins are often utilized and often highlight botanicals grown in the region the gin is produced. Most produced as either London Dry or Distilled Gins.
"Distilling grain to a lower proof than most gins allows for much more character of the base spirit to come through, inviting comparison to genever. The spirit on this one is quite soft and approachable, settling sweetly on the palate (a touch of vanilla may help here as well). The botanicals play a restrained role, with juniper and floral notes coming to the fore along with vanilla and orange peel. It's an easygoing gin, perhaps a little too much so; juniper lovers may find themselves looking for a bit more bite. Those seeking to explore gins on the maltier end of the spectrum will find it an approachable entry to the style."