Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2004 is next up in the EW SiBV lineup we’re running through this week on TWJ. I have 2 different bottles from 2 very closely related barrels (the other is #268), but I won’t be posting both this week. I thought about it and decided to kick it aside for a later date and put something else into the lineup for Bourbon Heritage Month.
Tomorrow we’ll be doing a 2005 bottle so we can complete the picture and get a sense of the last 3 years of Evan Williams Vintages. Though, as a reminder, because these are single barrels unless you get the same barrels I do our experiences are going to be different. Which is also what makes SiB bottlings so much fun.
Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2004 Info
Region: Kentucky, USA
Distiller: Heaven Hill
Mashbill: 75% corn, 13% rye, 12% barley
Cask: new charred oak
Age: 9 years (4/5/04 – 2/5/14)
Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2004 Review
Rich dark fruit, caramel, cinnamon heavy baking spice, vanilla wafer, graham crackers, toasted nuts and a solid wooden flooring. It’s dense, heavy and has a fantastic overall character to it.
Dark fruit, caramel, wood, toasted corn, vanilla, a whole rack of spices with nutty overtones and biscuity undertones. A richer bit of dark sweets kicks up toward the end and pushes the complexity of this whiskey up a notch.
Caramel, wood, dark fruit, dusty corn and a bit of citrus on a long lingering fade.
BALANCE, BODY & FEEL
Great balance, full body and a heavy syrupy texture.
Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2004, Barrel 270, is a tasty bourbon with a lot to offer in the aroma and flavor departments. Overall there is a warm full quality and has a solid bourbon character. A great representation of Evan Williams.
Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2004 Review - Score Breakdown
- Nose - 89
- Palate - 87
- Finish - 88
- Balance, Body & Feel - 88
Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2004 bottles are a great value. Good whiskey at a great price.