FEW Cold Cut is a new expression in the ever-innovating Evanston, IL-based brand’s portfolio in which cask-strength FEW bourbon is mashed, fermented, distilled, aged and bottled at the FEW distillery, then “cut” with cold brew coffee for an entirely new drinking experience.
FEW Cold Cut begins with dark, roasted coffee on the nose followed by the classic FEW Bourbon flavor of cinnamon and clove backed up by corn sweetness and oak with hints of coffee that build sip after sip before a soft, approachable finish that lingers on the palate. Because it is cut with cold brew rather than hot coffee, drinkers will experience a smoother taste with less astringency.
“There are a million applications for FEW Cold Cut from cocktails to cooking. I’m going to try it out in a Manhattan this Thanksgiving to see if I can counteract some of that big turkey dinner,” quipped FEW Spirits founder and master distiller Paul Hletko.
An initial 1,000 cases will be available nationwide in November in 750ml bottles. It can also be purchased online through ReserveBar.com.
The Cold Cut Manhattan
- 2 ½ oz FEW Cold Cut
- 1 oz Sweet vermouth
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- Flamed orange twist to garnish
- 3 Coffee beans to garnish
Add all ingredients to mixing glass. Add ice. Stir until mixing glass frosts over. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, or into rocks glass over ice. Garnish with flamed orange twist and three coffee beans.