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Evan Williams Bottled in Bond, 50%

Price: $17 Issue: Fall 2017 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

Some bourbons are balanced or complex; this is an all-around versatile pour with initial notes of lightly toasted oak, brown sugar, and butterscotch. A fun maltiness, concentrated caramel, and slight hints of cinnamon and watermelon Juicy Fruit hammer home its sipping potential, but its short to medium finish suggests that it's more suited for cocktails. But hey, why not both?