Thursday, January 9, 2020

Evan Williams Bottled in Bond

Hi everyone, Today I have Evan Williams Bottled in bond kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey for the review. It is 100 proof genuine sour mash bourbon that is bottled in bond. Are all these jargons confusing to you? so was I. Let me break it down for you. 
100 proof means it has 50% alcohol by volume. 
Sour Mash is a process used in distilling that uses materials from an older batch of mash to start the fermentation of a new batch. It is similar to making of sourdough bread with water. Bourbon made using this process is called sour mash bourbon(From wiki). 
Bottled in Bond status is earned only by meeting strict government standards, originally passed in 1897 to ensure quality & consistency. In accordance with these standards the liquor must but produced in one distillation season (Jan to June or July to Dec) by one distiller at one distillery. It must be aged in federally bonded warehouses under US government supervision for at least 4 years and bottled at 100  proof or 50% ABV. 
Evan Williams proudly boasts its Bottled in Bond status by meeting all these standards in this elegantly while labeled bottle. 

Vital Stats-
Evan Williams Bottled in Bond
Price- $13.93 for 750ml bottle
Age-  At least 4 years
ABV- 50%
Distillery- Old Evan Williams Distillery, Louisville,KY
Awards Won- None found

Tasting info-
Serving  glass- Glencairn whisky glass

Serving  style- Neat
Appearance- Dark amber ...very soothing to the eyes
Aroma- Pleasant aroma of creamy vanilla, oak, spice, cinnamon, coffee
Flavor- Amazingly sweet & complex, rick oak , vanilla, cinnnamon, pepper
Body- Full
Finish- Warm, smooth lingering

SJ's rating- Top Shelf
I am blown away by this one. A bourbon of this caliber could be sold at much higher price range. It is like that humble wise man who does not boast his knowledge. A robust 50%ABV with a flavor to match at a very cheap price. I know.. it doesn't add up but try it yourself to find out. I loved it.

Occasions best enjoyed- Casual drinking, flight with other bourbons that have lesser ABV
Cocktails- Old Fashioned, Manhattan.
Hope you enjoyed the review. Cheers 🥃🥃🥃 & Enjoy Responsibly. Not in the mood to read? Listen to my SingleMaltLives Podcast instead.


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