Our Kentucky Straight Bourbon is full of character and simply done right. Named after Evan Williams, who opened Kentucky’s 1st Distillery in 1783. Evan Williams Black is aged longer than required by law and bottled at 86 proof. The result is a Bourbon that is smooth, rich and easy to enjoy. Evan Williams is medium amber in color and has aromas of vanilla and mint with a taste of oak, brown sugar and caramel. Evan Williams is the #2 selling Kentucky Straight Bourbon brand in the world.
Distillers of good, quality Kentucky bourbon since 1783, the folks at Evan Williams aren’t just some of the best players in the American whiskey game: They practically invented the game itself. Evan Williams was the first bourbon distillery to open its doors in Kentucky and has consistently produced an incredibly popular and highly drinkable American whiskey for centuries now. Carefully distilled and then aged for twice as long as the standard bourbon, this is a highly drinkable and largely underappreciated award-winning bourbon.
We understand that those on a strict gluten-free diet might have concerns about various spirits containing trace amounts of wheat or other glutenous products, but we have great news for the gluten-free crowd: All well-made and properly distilled liquor is inherently gluten-free. Despite being distilled from a mash containing both corn and barley, Evan Williams Bourbon, like all good bourbon, follows the very precise distillation process in which the pure alcohol is siphoned from the top of the still while any heavy gluten-containing particles are left safely at the bottom. This alcohol is then processed, aged in charred oak, and then safely bottled for a perfectly gluten-free beverage.
As one of the world’s best-selling and most popular whiskey brands, Evan Williams prides itself on being an especially tasty everyday bourbon due to its extra-long aging process that keeps its bourbon in charred oak barrels for a minimum of four years before bottling. In order to meet the legal requirements necessary to be sold as “bourbon,” it must be produced in the United States from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn, distilled to no more than 160 proof (80% alcohol by volume), aged in new, charred oak containers for a minimum of two years, and then bottled at 80 proof or more (reading at least 40% alcohol by volume). The distillers at Evan Williams decided to double that standard for a beautifully balanced, smooth, and full-flavored sipping bourbon.
Often considered to be the gold standard of how Kentucky bourbon should be made, Evan Williams is a great gift for any whiskey-lover. Evan Williams’ Black Label Bourbon is a simple but thoroughly enjoyable crowd-pleaser of a whiskey that is slightly sweet, surprisingly smooth, easily mixed into endless cocktail options, Save yourself a trip to the liquor store and let Drizly do the legwork for you: Kick back, relax, and have a bottle of Evan Williams Bourbon delivered right to your (or a friend’s) front door.