Review: Evan Williams Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey / by Jason Hambrey

Virgin Charred Oak
~78% Corn, 10% Rye, 12% Malted Barley
Distiller Heaven Hill (Bardstown, Kentucky)

Bottled-in-Bond whiskies are generally terrific value, and this is no exception. It generally comes in at a relatively cheap price point, and the whisky is worth a look, if you see it.

Review (2016)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: 9 51 51038

  • Bottling Date: 2015

Quite a bit of candy on the nose, with slightly out of key dried apricot notes, cement tiles,  and wet dirt with more honey and caramel coming off the nose as it sits. On the palate, it is quite hot but dominates with flavours of kombucha, dried berries, and caramel – a bit rough in places too. Lightly vegetal with some mentos and good mouthfeel on the finish.

Recommended (81% of whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).

Value: Average to High, at $37. Higher in some areas where this is quite cheap.