Evan Williams Single Barrel Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Evan Williams Single Barrel

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:

    43.3%

  • Age:

    7 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: One of the most underrated single barrel Bourbons on the market.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Delicious single barrel here, with much more going on than expected.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: Evan Williams Single Barrel offers a traditional and consistent flavor profile at an affordable price. The good news is you won’t need to scour every liquor store in town for a bottle either.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish is moderate length with fruit flavors continuing along with caramel and some spice.
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  • Intro:

    This is a sample of a single barrel from Evan Williams, a Heaven Hill expression. Barreled on August 8th, 2011 and bottled on June 15th 2018, from dumped barrel #889. I tasted this initially while comparing some other Evan Williams expressions on a stream with a friend, then circled back for a full review the following day. It's been a while since I've had some of these, but they've always been an excellent value, so I'm looking forward to trying a few more soon. Let's dive in.

  • Nose:

    A bit light on the nose but loaded with toffee, some nice oak, a hint of musty tobacco. Rich compared to other EW in this price range, and a bit of an upgrade on the nose as well.

  • Taste:

    Thin to medium on the palate but entirely pleasant. Rich brown sugar, really delicious nougat, some toffee, light honey and some tobacco here as well. Faint fruits like raspberry.

  • Finish:

    Short and a hair hot, but complex with lots going for it. Finish is more like raspberry and cocoa, with a hint of vanilla and some toffee.

  • Overall:

    Really interesting single barrel, and really quite good. Very good. Delicious single barrel here, with much more going on than expected.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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