Evan Williams 23 (Gift Shop Exclusive)
Added on Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 07:48 PM
  Bottler: Heaven Hill
  Age: 23 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 53.50 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $400 Availability: Specialty Stores
This is the bottling available exclusively at the Heaven Hill Visitor Center gift shop.  A different style bottle was used for an export bottling of the Evan Williams 23.
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The nose is hugely oaky with caramel and toffee. The palate set me back with an acid attack. It's sharply acidic, then yeasty. With a bit of air, caramel notes emerge, but it's still really sour. The finish gets back to some of the candy notes but still has that acidic sharpness.

 

I really didn't care for this. The nose is nice, but the palate is way out of balance with the heavy acidic notes. This was a gift shop bottling, and I've heard that some of the export bottlings are better, but this one is seriously flawed, and for the price, that's a real crime.

 
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