FEW Standard Issue Gin

Navy-Strength Gin

FEW // Illinois, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    88
  • Avg. Rating

    3.71
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 7 )

"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.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    57.0
  • Navy-Strength Gin
    Referring to gins sold at a minimum of 54.5% ABV, most typically London Dry style.
  • Cask Type
    unaged

Tasting Notes

"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."

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