Evan Williams Black Label

Evan William Black Label

Price Paid: $15 for 750ml

Distilled / Owned By: Heaven Hill

Region: Kentucky

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn


Mashbill: 78% Corn, 12% Malted Barley, 10% Rye

Aged For: Minimum 4 Years

Cask Type: New Charred Oak, Char #3

Filtered: Charcoal Filtered 

Color: Cinnamon Brown



Nose: Sweet Corn, a distinct alcoholic ethanol then hits. Touches of oak and vanilla.

Taste: Oily, very oak char forward. Hints of caramel and brown sugar.

Finish: Slightly hot, cracked pepper. Surprisingly long finish ruined by metallic aftertaste that lingers with the finish.

Comments: Evan Williams is an affordable (under $20) bourbon that’s easy to find. It makes and excellent mixer for bourbon cocktails. I would avoid the green label but find this to be excellent considering the price point and availability. The label seems to be trying to emulate Jack, but I prefer Williams to Jack.

Final Score: 75 out of 100

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