Photos by Keenan Camp and Amanda Jane Long.

VAMP Family Outing to FEW Spirits!

This past Saturday VAMP took a family outing to the FEW Spirits Distillery in Evanston, IL for some drinks, fun, and spontaneously drunken made up Irish drinking songs. Our tour guide and VAMP Fan, Bailey, taught us how FEW has its roots in the Temperance Movement which started in Evanston, and passed out tastings of all of FEW's incredible bourbons, whiskeys, and gins - even a rye whiskey made in partnership with the Flaming Lips! Here are all the amazing spirits we sampled:

 Our tour guide Bailey.

Our tour guide Bailey.

 Flaming Lips Rye Whiskey

Flaming Lips Rye Whiskey

American Gin
Breakfast Gin
Barrel Gin
Bourbon Whiskey
Rye Whiskey
Flaming Lips Brainville Rye Whiskey
Single Malt Whiskey
Learn more about FEW's Spirits {HERE}

Fun Facts About FEW

  • Every FEW Spirit goes from barrel to bottle in their own hands, meaning every ounce of spirit you get from FEW has been cared for and crafted by FEW's master distillers.
  • In 2011 FEW got century-old prohibition laws overturned in Evanston to become its first distiller of grain spirits within the city limits!
  • Evanston was a dry city until 1972.
  • The graphics on FEW bottles harken back to the World Columbian Exposition (aka Chicago's World's Fair) in 1893.
  • "FEW" isn't an acronym, but the employees like to make up their own for company: "Finally Evanston's Wet!"

If you're a spirits drinker like us, it's worth your while to travel up to FEW Spirits in Evanston. You won't be disappointed. Contact Bailey below and tell her VAMP sent you!

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Don't Miss FEW Fridays!

Cocktails - Food Truck - Live Music
Every 2nd Friday of the month
5pm - 8pm
May 12 - September 8

FEW Spirits Distillery
918 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201