Evan Williams Bottled in Bond 2015

Evan Williams Bottled in Bond

I found the black label to be an affordable but very enjoyable drink that I took issue with on the finish. Maybe this bottled in bond version will address what I disliked?

Paid: $23 for 750ml

Region: Kentucky

50% ABV

Mashbill: 78% corn, 12% malted barley, 10% rye

Aged For: Minimum 4 years

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #3

Charcoal Filtered: Yes

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn



Color: Brown Copper

Nose: Dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, candy corn, and almonds make this a well rounded nose.

Taste: Vanilla banana custard is the best way I can describe what I taste. Leather, complemented by caramel, and butterscotch.

Finish: Warm and peppery with banana fudge and toffee. Lite hints of espresso.

Overall: An excellent price to punch ratio. Overall I did enjoy this one more than the black label as it is more complex with a better mouthfeel. I seem to have traded the metallic notes I detected in the black label for banana.

Score: 82/100

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