Evan Williams Black Label Review [In Depth]
Evan Williams Black Label Bourbon
Evan Williams Black Label Details
Distillery: Heaven Hill
Type & Region: Bourbon, Kentucky
Composition: 78% corn, 10% rye, 12% barley
Aged: At least 4 years
Color: 1.2/2.0 on the color scale (chestnut, oloroso sherry)
Price: $12-16 (750mL)
From the company website:“Our Kentucky Straight Bourbon is full of character and simply done right. Named after Evan Williams, who opened Kentucky’s First Distillery along the banks of the Ohio River in 1783, it’s aged far longer than required by law. The result is a Bourbon that’s smooth, rich, and easy to enjoy.”
Evan Williams Black Label overview
Some of the versions I’ve seen include (with links to whiskyauctioneer)
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Evan Williams Black Label smell
Evan Williams Black Labels actually smells pretty good off the bat, and I’m impressed with the first impression. I’m also surprised that it’s not nutty, mostly grassy, as Heaven Hill bourbons can sometimes be densely nutty (e.g., Henry McKenna 10 Year).
Evan Williams Black Label taste and aftertaste
It’s a little more oaky, earthy, and spicy forward, similar to the scents, but with still enough sweetness, fruitiness, and herbalness so it doesn’t feel so young, cheap, or “off” in an unpleasant way. The biggest plus is that it actually feels balanced across the various traits and it’s not all a flat and bland blob of nothingness.
Evan Williams Black Label Rating
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