Evan Williams Bottled In Bond is the exact same whiskey as the Evan Williams Black Label, but distilled, aged and bottled in accordance with the Bottled-In-Bond rules. It also happens to be a good bourbon. Evan Williams definitely benefits from the higher proof and as with most BiB products it’s a great value if you’re looking for whiskey that delivers versatility.
For decades Bonded spirits were seen as “the good stuff” because they assured consumers of a certain standard of quality which follows through today. Bonded whiskey is typically cheap and always bottled at 100 proof which makes it easy to sip but robust enough for cocktails. I always have at least one Bonded bourbon in my house at all times for that exact reason.
Evan Williams Bottled In Bond Info
Region: Kentucky, USA
Distiller: Heaven Hill
Mashbill: 75% corn, 13% rye, 12% barley
Cask: new charred oak
Age: 4+ years
Evan Williams Bottled In Bond Review
Caramel heavy dark sweets, wood, French vanilla, dark fruit and sweet cream move out at a lazy pace with a light touch of maple and raw grain coming through now and then.
Creamy caramel, toasted corn, spice, French vanilla and dark fruit account for most of the flavor with a nice light creamy sweetness and a touch of leather lending additional dimension.
Long and spice driven accompanied by notes of dark fruit, dark sweets and wood.
BALANCE, BODY & FEEL
Good balance, medium body and a smooth, almost velvety, texture.
Evan Williams Bottled In Bond is a tasty bourbon at a phenomenal price. Pleasant neat, robust in cocktails and enjoyable with or after meals. This is one of those whiskies that are so versatile that I like to keep it around as much as possible now that it’s available in Los Angeles. When it comes to value it’s a great deal and has a lot to offer the senses for under 20 bones. If you haven’t tried this one yet give it a go when you get a chance.