Monday, July 8, 2013
Evan Williams Single Barrel 2003
I've never been a huge fan of the Evan Williams Single Barrel series, but I always like to try a new whiskey. As per usual, this year's release is just shy of ten years old, having been distilled in 2003.
Evan Williams Single Barrel 2003, Barrel 170, 43.3% abv ($25)
The nose is very grainy with light caramel. On the palate, it's very corny with just a touch of spice. The finish is peppery and slightly soapy. This is a well done bourbon which emphasizes the corn in the mash. The rye notes are so subtle that it almost has some wheater like qualities.
This is definitely one of the better Evan Williams Single Barrels I've had (and I've had most of them), and the good thing about this release is it's always a good deal and easy to find.