Evan Williams New vs Old Comparison
Evan Williams New vs Old
Evan Williams Black Label goes way back
The table below outlines the two whiskeys.
How do they compare?
And the winner is...
The spice and oak are also delivered in entirely different ways. Today’s Evan Williams has a little more roasty and oaky bite. It’s not quite rough or harsh, but doesn’t feel refined. The 7 Year is still dark, oaky, and spicy, but has this densely dark smoothness, refinement, shimmer, and vibrance to it that’s puzzling and intriguing.
Considering that Old Grand Dad 114 didn’t taste so good after having Buffalo Trace, I still consider Evan Williams Black Label to be quite a compelling budget bourbon that definitely lost, but put up a valiant effort in a lopsided comparison. The most ironic thing it is that I paid about double for today’s version (about $14) than I did the one from 1990 ($7).
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