American Whiskey Issue Seven Tastings

Evan Williams – Black Label

Evan Williams 
Black Label
Heaven Hill Brands

Proof: 86
ABV: 43%
Style: Bourbon
State: KY
Price: $$

Peggy Noe Stevens 8.5

Nose: Luscious caramel and banana, then dates and raisin. A hint of paprika  sneaks in turning into peppery goodness. Fresh caramelized wood.

Palate: Raisin again, meandering to cinnamon bread and black pepper. Floral and herbal notes are revealed after the spice. 

Finish: Great complexity around the flavor wheel.  Does not overpower but shows its strength.

Comments: This Bourbon begs for an Old-Fashioned, but an easy pour on the rocks.

Susan Reigler 8.2

Nose: Ripe apples dominate, then pears and some licorice.Vanilla and caramel notes are mild. A whisper of spice.

Palate: Fruity, with apples and pears persisting, joined by light caramel, mild licorice with a pinch of mint and some pepper spice.

Finish: Pepper persists in a lingering finish that ends in dry tannins.

Comments: There’s enough fruit and spice here that could make a very good ingredient in a Bourbon cocktail. 

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