Evan Williams
Added on Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 at 10:45 PM
  Bottler: Heaven Hill
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $13 Availability: Wide
The third best selling American whiskey.  
Member Ratings and Notes

A straight forward Bourbon with a sweet corn flavor that travels consistently from nose to finish.  Not complex, but light and easy drinking.  I would take Evan over his competitors Jack and Jim.  He tries harder.



N: Notes of corn (and faintest new-make vegetal leafiness) and some moderate wood influence. Light cinnamon, very light black cherry. A slightly varnishy/thinner note. Light caramel and very faint vanilla. 


P: Medium-light on the plate but becoming heavier. Caramel and toffee are forefront with new caramel dominant; corn notes are right behind it. Very faint wood, and a hint of raw sugar that is an echo of the new make notes from the nose. Very late black cherries.


F: Vanishingly quick. A bit of pepper, a bit of caramel and corn. Hints of vanilla and mild wood.


It's not fully developed and would benefit from a little more time in wood, but the elements I like are there. This is way better than your average Jim Beam - by a longshot. Totally drinkable, totally mixable.  

Candy corn nose, big on vanilla, background cinnamon, cherries, all milder. Palate is not a revelation, but nice. The finish here is the problem, where it gets alcoholy and too hot for 43%.
I guess you get what you pay for, and this is a fine choice for the money. Decent enough.

Yeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaawwww!  That's some sippin' whisky!


Do I need to formalize the notes here?  It smells like bourbon, it tastes like bourbon.  It is bourbon.  And you know what... it's pretty tasty.  Not in a "call Fuji and wax poetic" sort of way.  More like a "While I'm on the internet this goes down smoother than ice on teflon."


Three cheers to a cheap bourbon that doesn't suck.


n: bourbon. Nothing unusual and off-putting, which is perfectly acceptable for a very inexpensive whiskey.


t: dry corn sweetness, Corn Pops™ Cereal dust, and some caramel ice cream topping. The wood dust and vanilla show in middle with a hint of black cherry juice. Finishes really short and quick with some alcohol burn. 



Whiskey Master List
Whiskey Value and Selling Online FAQ
Contact Rare Liquor Collectors
Popular Articles