Distillery: Heaven Hill
Proof: 100 ABV: 50%
Mash Bill: 78% Corn 10% Rye 12% Malted Barley
Aged 4 Years (BIB Standard)
Evan Williams white label (or Evan Williams Bottled In Bond) has a strong brown sugar, vanilla, and caramel nose on it. Florals and malt also sit lightly and gently on the nose, with undertones of hazelnut coffee and musty wood. Not much of a trace of alcohol on the nose at all. On the tongue, I got strong caramel and dark stone fruit. It’s sugary and sweet up; as it sits, the barrel taste begins to come out slowly. Considering the high proof, the alcohol taste is very mild and moderate and finishes with hardly any burn. In fact, it finishes with the sweet and oaky notes that I picked up on the nose.
Overall, this isn’t a super overly complex whiskey, but it’s very affordable and makes a great budget bourbon. A budget bourbon that is not only great for sipping but it also doesn’t make you feel guilty for mixing it. I don’t believe that Evan Williams Bottled In Bond will turn into an elusive unicorn whiskey (like many others have) anytime soon. I believe that this whiskey will be readily available anytime you would like it.