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Every Evan Williams Bourbon Reviewed [Complete Guide]

Last updated Nov 19, 2020 | Published on Nov 16, 2020


by Matty Sims

Evan Williams Bourbon
Evan Williams BourbonDetails
Mashbill78% Corn, 12% Malted Barley, and 10% Rye
In the Bottle86 Proof
Age4 Years Minimum
Size750 mL and Up
Suggested MSRP$12.99
Parent CompanyHeaven Hill Distillery
DistilleryEvan Williams Distillery
Bardstown, KY
ProsOaky and Sweet, Great for Cocktails
ConsNot Complex
RatingSilver 83 Points
InventoryDaily Drinker

Evan Williams Distillery was founded in 1783 as Kentucky’s First Distillery. It was located on the banks of the Ohio River making transporting the whiskey easy. You can visit the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on Whiskey Row in downtown Louisville. It’s a great tasting experience.

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Evan Williams Bourbon Review

Evan Williams Bourbon

Evan Williams Bourbon in the Glass

Coats the glass. Medium viscosity. Copper color.

Nose – 82 Points

As I’m examining the viscosity of the bourbon I’m already getting sweet oak notes. Nose in the glass and it’s definitely oak, burnt brown sugar, and caramel. I also get cinnamon rolls with raisins.

There’s an orchestra of flavors but they’re not always harmonious.

Taste – 84

The palate matches the nose. The sweet oak note is the major player. I get buttered raisin toast with cinnamon sugar followed by black pepper.

Finish – 84

Sweet oak, cinnamon, and black pepper. It’s a medium finish.

Verdict – Silver 83 Points

It’s a solid daily sipping whiskey. However, I prefer Evan Williams Bottled in Bond or the Single Barrel. All that being said, don’t hesitate to stock your collection with this bottom shelf bargain.

It would also be great in a cocktail as I mentioned above. The oak and cinnamon notes play well with traditionally sweeter cocktails.

Frequently Asked Questions

Evan Williams vs Jim Beam vs. Jack Daniels

Is Evan Williams better than Jack Daniels?

Jack Daniel’s barely squeaked out the win by one point in my review.

Is Evan Williams made by Jim Beam?

No it is not. It’s made by Heaven Hill. I also ranked it higher than Jim Beam White Label bourbon.

Is Evan Williams a Wheated bourbon?

No, it is not a wheated bourbon. Its mashbill is 78% Corn, 12% Malted Barley, and 10% Rye

Is Evan Williams bottom shelf?

Yes, it is bottom shelf bourbon, but still worth stocking as a daily drinker or for cocktails.

Is Evan Williams a good bourbon?

Evan Williams bourbon is good. I would recommend this as a great entry point for bourbons with oaky notes.

What is Evan Williams’ price?

Evan Williams Bourbon Price
Evan Williams Bourbon Bottle SizePrice
750 mL$12.99
1 Liter$14.99
1.75 Liter$19.99

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Evan Williams Bourbon Experience – Whiskey Row Lousiville, KY

Evan Williams Green Label Review

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Evan Williams 1783 Review

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Evan Williams Bottled in Bond White Label Review

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Evan Williams Single Barrel Review

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Evan Williams 12 Years Old Review

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Evan Williams Master Distiller’s Select Review

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Evan Williams 23 Years Old Review

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Written by Matty Sims

Matty Sims is the Editor-in-Chief at a digital media company. LeAnn (his wife) and his daughters Claire, Maddy, and Adele along with a brand new pup Booker live in Taylors, SC, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He enjoys cracking a well-aged bottle of bourbon with friends and sharing stories, or cracking one of his favorite daily sippers on the back porch while the pup and his kids play in the backyard. He is a storyteller at heart, and Bourbon has deep roots in storytelling.

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