Evan Williams Single Barrel 1994 Vintage (Barrel #1), 43.3% ABV

Price: $25 Issue: Summer 2004 Reviewer: John Hansell

This is an elegant whiskey with lots of finesse. Its primary flavors are vanilla, mint, and candied fruit. A touch of honey, light toffee, slight nuttiness, and rum notes round out the palate. Very clean, with a pleasingly dry finish. And nicely rounded too! Each year's vintage is slightly different. Some have been quite rich and full in texture. This one is more subtle and teasing-and it's one of the better ones.