Evan Williams 12 Red Label

EW 12

Price: $30 in Japan for 700ml, $125 in U.S.A. for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Heaven Hill

Region: Kentucky

50.5% ABV

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

Aged For: 12 years

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #3

Chill Filtered: Charcoal filtered



Color: Chestnut

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Oak, spice, chocolate, pepper, vanilla, cake, and molasses

Mouthfeel: Medium body

Palate/Taste: Corn and oak, with cinnamon, clove, pepper, tobacco, and caramel

Finish: Medium length and warmth with lasting oak, vanilla, caramel, and spice

Thoughts: A great buy if you pay the Japanese price of $20, but dear god don’t pay the $100 and up at the Evan Williams experience, it’s good, but not that good.

Score: 84 out of 100

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