Evan Williams White Label

Evan Williams White Label Bottled in Bond 100 proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey

1. What they say

Evan Williams Bottled-in-Bond is aged under government supervision and meeting the exact requirements for a Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon. It has all the kick you expect—but still goes down smooth.

2. Official tasting notes

  • Nose: Caramel with hints of vanilla, oak, and barley
  • Taste: Citrus on top of vanilla, and black pepper
  • Finish: Warm, long, and dry

3. Details

  • ABV 50%
  • Age NAS
  • Bottler OB
  • Bottling White Label
  • Cask American Oak
  • Category Kentucky straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Cost £35
  • Origin Heaven Hill Distillery
  • Region Kentucky, USA

4. What I say

Following on from Woodford Reserve’s Double Oaked expression I opted for Evan Williams White Label. Bourbon Bottled in Bond at 100 proof / 50% ABV this is Black Label ‘Cask strength’ version. I found this a little spirity and spicy with plenty of black pepper but still held a decent residual sweetness to keep it enjoyable.

5. The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

  • Colour Golden brown (12/20) medium tears and legs.
  • Nose Woody and cereal, woody spices, maize, sweet vanilla, cinnamon rolls, some caramelised sugars and milk chocolate.
  • Taste Smooth and soft for its ABV, leads with sweeter notes of caramel and honey, soft spices drift into cinnamon rolls, vanilla, cracked black pepper, milk chocolate, marzipan, fudge – rum & raisin.
  • Finish Long, drying and spiced with a residual sweetness.

6. Overall

Presented at a higher ABV I enjoyed this much more than Evan Williams Black Label, there is plenty of peppery nature to it and a depth of sweetness to keep it interesting.

7. Score 83/100

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