Evan Williams Single Barrel (Barrel No. 1) 2004, 43.3%

Price: $27 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: John Hansell

Polished and nicely balanced, with caramel as the main note, followed by candied fruit, soft vanilla, sweet corn, and nougat. Subtle spice (ginger, cinnamon) and gentle oak on the finish round out the sweet notes. Easygoing demeanor and very drinkable. Great value too! A very pleasing, versatile bourbon. Value Pick.