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Evan Williams Single Barrel 2007 Vintage (Barrel No. 724), 43.3%

Price: $30 Issue: Fall 2016 Reviewer: John Hansell

Aged slightly more than 9 years. (The annual single barrel releases jumped last year from approximately 10 years old to 9 years old, with both a 2005 and 2006 vintage released in the same year.) A mélange of fruit (apricot, candied citrus, pineapple, golden raisin) spiked with fresh mint and cinnamon on a bed of caramel and vanilla. In true form, this bourbon is flavorful and well-rounded.