American Whiskey - Bourbon

Evan Williams 2004 Vintage Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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    Rabble Rating
    4.5 / 5.0
    Price (USD)
    $27
    Proof
    86.8

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Notes

Each year, the distillery releases a 10yr old limited edition, single-barrel bourbon, which we list separately. This is the Evan Williams 2004 Vintage, which is aged between 9 and 10 years. The press release promises a bit more "assertive and bold than in years past." Look on the label for the particular barrel and warehouse location.

In a very positive review by Drink Spirits (Geoff Kleinman), they extolled its exceptional value: "In an age of significant price creep on premium and limited American whiskey releases, it’s mind-blowing that Heaven Hill has priced Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage at $26.99. At this price, it’s simply one of the biggest bangs for your buck that you’ll find in American whiskey... Put simply, this is great whiskey being sold at a fraction of the price that almost any other company would sell it at."


Evan Williams claims to be the second largest selling brand of bourbon in the US. The brand itself is named for the reputed "first distiller" in 1783. We consider it a remarkably inexpensive bourbon. 


About the Producer:

Heaven Hill Distilleries was founded shortly after prohibition and in the height of the Great Depression with no brands and no ready available stocks of whiskey. Today, they claim an inventory of over 675,000 barrels. The company reports that it is "the largest independent, family-owned producer and marketer of distilled spirits in the country." While Heaven Hill focuses on bourbon, it produces a wide array of spirits. 

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Memphis (8) (4/20/2014)
Fully solid, does not have a distinguishing characteristic to compliment or criticize. Won't be disappointed. EDIT: 3 person tasting last night using 5 point scale: Color: 4 Nose: 4 Initial Impact: 4 Heat: 3.7 Sweetness: 4 Viscosity: 3.33 Primary Flavor: 3.7 Secondary Flavor: 3 Residual Impact: 3.33 Stands up to Ice: 2.7 Want Another: 4 Total: 3.6 the winner
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Muncher (58) (3/29/2014)
Bought mine for 23 bucks. Someone could make an argument for paying twice that and I wouldn't object. Has a bit of the "muskiness" that I like about Blanton's but instead of being dry and more subtle this one is bold and sweet. Fantastic bourbon. I'm definitely going to buy a bottle of their vintage release every year from now on.
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Dakota (136) (2/28/2014)
22$ dollars. 10 year bourbon. Single Barrel, I made every drink with this Old Fashioned, Mahattan, Whiskey Sour, solid every time. Let me back my words up, watch Wine Enthusianist or Beverage tasting Institute rate this, it's going to be in the 90's u can wait for that or stay ahead of the pack and be a leader.
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