Review: Evan Williams Single Barrel 1999 VintageJanuary 7th, 2009
One thing to keep in mind about this review: it’s a single barrel bottling ( from Barrel #1). I highly doubt the bottle you buy will be from Barrel #1, which means that it won’t taste exactly like this one. The barrel your whiskey comes from might be from the same warehouse and even the same floor, but there will be differences, even if subtle.
Evan Williams Single Barrel (Barrel #1), 1999 Vintage, 43.3%, $26
This might the most drinkable Evan William Single Barrel vintage ever produced. It’s most noticeable personality trait is sweetness (gentle, not cloying), with notes of caramel corn, vanilla custard, candied fruit and subtle macaroon. Spearmint, cinnamon, nutmeg and charcoal provide some zest. Soft and clean on the finish, with gentle oak resin. A smooth, easy ride from beginning to end.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 85