Reasonably priced, nicely balanced, and solid pedigree. It's my favorite.
Evan Williams Single Barrel
Bourbon /43.3% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
- Tasting Notes
- Honey, Oak, Vanilla
Evan Williams Single Barrel is the first and only vintage-dated Single Barrel Bourbon and 5-time Whiskey of the year award winner. Hand numbered with barrel number, barreled on and bottled on dates. Named after Evan Williams who opened Kentucky's First Distillery in 1783, our Bourbon is 86.6 proof and amber gold in color with aromas of dark caramel, sweet oak and vanilla with tastes of lush and spicy, oak with honey and vanilla notes.View all products by Evan WilliamsCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
pmm MurrayReviewed at evanwilliams.comReviewed at evanwilliams.com
Don't know which is better, this or the small batch. Plenty of backbone. Like it a lot.
JimReviewed at evanwilliams.comReviewed at evanwilliams.com
I really enjoy the Single Barrel. The last bottle I bought Barreled on 9-27-13, Barrell 898, Bottled on 7-16-21 had a very poor taste. It was as if the barrel was not fully shared and the bourbon had a dirt taste or rotten wood taste to it. It will not stop me from buying it again, however this was the first time in many many bottles of Single Barrel that it was a poor tasting experience.
Cadillac ManReviewed at heavenhilldistillery.comReviewed at heavenhilldistillery.com
This is great bourbon. I had been wanting to try it, having enjoyed other Evan Williams bourbons. Single Barrel is exceptional and exceeds expectations.
EW Single Barrel FanReviewed at evanwilliams.comReviewed at evanwilliams.com
EW's Single Barrel is my personal favorite bourbon and a great beginning to a relaxing evening.
CheersReviewed at evanwilliams.comReviewed at evanwilliams.com
Ken the CADDguyReviewed at evanwilliams.comReviewed at evanwilliams.com
Mixed with ginger ale.
jkgrandpaReviewed at evanwilliams.comReviewed at evanwilliams.com
Benn drinking Evan Williams for years because it is the best out there!
JimReviewed at heavenhilldistillery.comReviewed at heavenhilldistillery.com
Although the price has gone up over the years by a difference of $5 or more, it is still a bargain compared to other bourbons which rival its smoothness.
CharlieReviewed at evanwilliams.comReviewed at evanwilliams.com
I like Manhattans and use several Italian vermouths such as Antica. Without a doubt Evan Williams Single Barrel is one of my favorite Bourbons - smooth and just better than most.
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.