FEW Standard Issue Gin
FEW // Illinois, USA
"Standard Issue" is Few Spirits' navy-strength gin, bottled at 114-proof. Juniper is the primary botanical, and fennel is also used in its production. FEW Spirits is based in Evanston, Illinois, just outside of Chicago.
Navy-Strength GinReferring to gins sold at a minimum of 54.5% ABV, most typically London Dry style.
"As a "navy strength" gin, FEW's Standard Issue is big in both proof and taste. Its powerful juniper flavor and high alcohol content are balanced by a strong secondary use of fennel, which adds both an anise note and perceived sweetness. This spice quality is significant, and one's enjoyment of the gin likely depends on one's enjoyment of fennel. But it's a well-made gin, and while it breaks slightly from tradition, its unique profile would surely stand out in cocktails."