Price Range: $10 - 15
Proof: 86 proof
Age: Estimated 6 to 7 years
Mash Bill: 78% corn, 10% rye, 12% malted barley
Color: Yellowish amber
Nose: Orange citrus notes mixed with warm oak notes. Hints of vanilla and butterscotch.
Taste: Deep aged oak with black pepper and cinnamon. Butterscotch and caramel finish.
Value: Outstanding value
Cut to The Chase: Yes, buy. Adds variety to your bourbon collection.
Hard to believe I paid only $11.00 a bottle. A lot of bourbon for the money. Drinks like a $30 bourbon. Proves the point that you don't need to spend a fortune to find great bourbon. Don't let the low price scare you off. This is the real deal and at 86 proof it's got attitude. Most bourbons in this price range are released at 80 proof feel watered down -- thin. So, in this price range, having an 86 proof bourbon is an added bonus. EV Black Label transcends its price range by a mile.
If you're looking for a well-priced bourbon that delivers, then look no further than Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon. If like bourbon with edge and oak, then you will enjoy Evan Williams Black Label. If you're an ice person, a few cubes would smooth out the edges, but if you like oak and spice, drink it neat. Eleven bucks – really? Can't beat the price and the quality speaks for itself.
Reviewed by: Jack Epps, Jr.
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