SBC #37 Few Bourbon “The Strong - The Proud - The Few”

Breaking Bourbon Award Winning Single Barrel Club picks are selected by Breaking Bourbon, and whenever possible with the help of Patreon supporters. The bottles are made available to Patreon supporters first by pledge tier. If any bottles remain after all supporters have had an opportunity to purchase, they are made available to the public on a first come, first served basis. Each barrel is sponsored by a retailer partner, who sells the bottles directly to end purchasers.

Retailer Partner: De Wine Spot

Name: Few Bourbon

Company: FEW Spirits, LLC

Distillery: Few Spirits

Age: 2 Years (Actual age of the barrel is over 3 years, however bottle carries a 2 year age statement)

Proof: 101  

Mashbill: 70% Corn, 20% Rye, 10% Malted Barley

Yield: 63 Bottles

Release Date: December 2020

Single Barrel Club Rollout Schedule

Simultaneous Rollout with SBC #36 Widow Jane 13 Year

$25 - Friday 12/18/2020 @ 2PM ET

$14 - Monday 12/21/2020 @ 2PM ET

$7 - Tuesday 12/22/2020 @ 2PM ET

$3, $2, $1 - Wednesday 12/23/2020 @ 2PM ET


Pick #37 is a single barrel FEW Bourbon in partnership with De Wine Spot. De Wine Spot is located in Brooklyn, NY, and we have now done quite a few picks with them. It will be released simultaneously with SBC #36, Widow Jane 13 Year Bourbon.

We went into this tasting not knowing what to expect. We tasted FEW Bourbon quite a long time ago, and found it quite rough around the edges. But we believed it was worth revisiting and wanted to see what the single barrels had to offer. Boy are we glad we did! Aged in 15 gallon barrels for at least 3 years, all three samples offered a fairly robust flavor profile. However, the one we liked the most offered quite a bit more oomph than the others, drinking with more intensity than its 101 proof would suggest. An interesting cinnamon - rye - bananas flavor popped on the palate, with a surge of spice and relatively long finish. Similar to some other smaller barrel bourbons we’ve tasted recently, there was just something about the barrel that was interesting and different but not too far off the traditional spectrum. While we had gone into the sampling hesitant about the barrels, we left pleasantly surprised.

For the sticker concept, we teased out some of the historical significance of FEW Spirits’ hometown of Evanstan, Illinois, a suburb just north of Chicago. In 1900 Evanston became the headquarters of the Temperance Movement - a women-led movement that included reform of labor laws, child welfare laws, age of consent laws, prison reform, temperance education in schools, and women’s suffrage. This effort was institutionalized by the National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in 1874, and in 1879 the Union elected its second president, Evanston native Frances E. Willard. The sticker for the pick incorporates the element of women’s role in this historical movement, and plays off the iconic image of “Rosie the Riveter,” a cultural icon of World War II, but symbol of women’s strength and equality.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Werther’s Original | Aged leather | Dark fruit | Intense

Palate: Rye spice | Cinnamon | Barrel char | Cocoa | Bananas | Bold with a gripping intensity

Finish: Surge of spice | Dry oak | Barrel char | Caramel sweet note | Long

A bold presentation for a bourbon that drinks much more intensely than its proof suggests.

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Written By: BB Team

December 17, 2020
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