Inspired by the past, Few Spirits is releasing its first-ever Bottled-in-Bond Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This comes as the bourbon industry will soon celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Bottled-in-Bond Act.
Few’s new, four-year-old bourbon was created in accordance with the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897 and the product started hitting the shelves in key markets and through a direct-to-consumer channel this month, with plans to expand in 2022 and beyond.
The new expression is being introduced in celebration of the brand’s 10th anniversary, as well as looking forward to next year’s 125th anniversary of the passage of the Bottled-in-Bond Act.
Paul Hletko, Few Spirits founder, said in a prepared statement the new Bottled-in-Bond Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a nod to the inspiration they pull from the past, but also an indication of what’s to come.
“We’ve expanded our facilities and laid down thousands of barrels of ageing whiskey stock for decades to come,” he said. “Moving into 2022, all Few Whiskey that comes to market will be aged at least four years and the distillery will continue to release bottled-in-bond products as well as new, innovative, and sometimes quirky releases that reflect the DNA of Few Spirits.”
So what does it mean to be “Bottled-in-Bond?”
Bottled-in-bond is a label for an American-made distilled beverage, usually whiskey, that has been aged and bottled according to a set of legal regulations contained in the US government’s Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits. It was put in place as a government-backed guarantee of a product’s quality and authenticity at a time when adulteration of spirits was relatively common.
To be labeled as bottled-in-bond or bonded:
- The spirit must be the product of one distillation season by one distiller at one distillery.
- It must have been aged in a federally bonded warehouse under US government supervision for at least four years and bottled at 100 (US) proof (50% alcohol by volume).
- The bottled product’s label must identify the distillery where it was distilled and, if different, where it was bottled.
- Only spirits produced in the United States may be designated as bonded.
More official information on the bourbon can be found below.
- 2,000 initial cases.
- 750 ml bottles.
- Bottled at 100 proof/50% ABV .
- Mashbill: 70% Corn, 20% Rye, 10% Malted Barley.
- Aged in Minnesota oak barrels for minimum of 4 years.
- Initial availability: NY, IL, CA, FL, CO, and the direct to consumer channel at BuyFEWspirits.com.
- SRP: $50.
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