Evan Williams Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey follows a heritage of excellence established nearly 200 years ago. It was in 1783 that Evan Williams founded the first commercial distillery in the area that was admitted into the Union in 1792 as the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The basic processes used by Evan Williams are still employed by our little, family owned distillery. These tradition-laden methods are responsible for the rich, unique flavour of Evan Williams Bourbon. Today’s craftsmen at the Old Evan Williams Distillery feel a keen responsibility to continue the heritage established by Kentucky’s first distiller. The character of this exceptional man endures as an inspiration for excellence. We believe the character of the Bourbon honouring Evan Williams must match the character of the man. When you sip this mellow Bourbon, you are, indeed, tasting a tradition which dates back to the early days of our Republic! Evan Williams was a product of America’s most active and romantic era. He responded to his time vigorously because action was a means of survival.
Clear, coppery amber in colour. The bouquet is pungent cinnamon spice, Dentine chewing gum and white pepper spice with melon and cherry skin fruitiness. Rich and honeyed with pronounced cinnamon spice and faint zesty orange. Spicy but not hot. Lingering warming cinnamon spice with faint melon fruitiness. Sweet cinnamon spiced liqueur with some bourbon characters on the finish.