Excerpt: At the end of the day Evan Williams retains its reputation for producing above-average whiskey at below-average prices, and I’m especially happy that the extra money spent on the Single Barrel is rewarded with additional aromatic and gustatory intrigue.
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1783 has been a cornerstone of the Evan Williams profile for many years, although it often flew under the radar. Distilled by Heaven Hill and bottled for the Evan Williams line, this 1783 bottling comes from the recent brand overhaul and re-design. Let's see if they overhauled the contents as well.
Biscuits, brown butter, cornbread and honey, toffee and vanilla. Light and sweet with plenty of dessert notes.
Medium mouthfeel, there's some more toffee, honey and a light bread note. Faint pepper.
Short but crisp finish. Cracked pepper, light vanilla bean and some rising bread.
A great mid shelfer that can perform neat, on the rocks and in a cocktail, but don’t expect fireworks from all 3. The bump up in proof is minute, but noticeable, and it's a good choice on Heaven Hill's part.
Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.
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