Evan Williams Single Barrel 1997 Vintage, 43.3%
Price: $26 ● Issue: Spring 2007 ● Reviewer: John Hansell
A bright and lively bourbon. Nicely balanced, too, with notes of caramel custard, red licorice, orange marmalade, golden raisin, and coconut cream, underpinned by crisp rye and tantalizing cinnamon. A gently sweetish whiskey -- not cloying in any way. In fact, it's very drinkable. And it's a whiskey that demonstrates great harmony between youth and maturity.