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Brands and Distilleries : Evan Williams

Issue 146 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 146

A tour of Toronto, Bourbon's Pompeii, Bladnoch Distillery and a look back at Glenmorangie's last 10 years


Evan Williams

Evan Williams 1989 (Bottled 1998)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
Light and restrained,but balanced.

Evan Williams 1990 (Bottled 1999)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
Improved with water. Restrained again with an edgier character than the 89.

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Evan Williams 1990, Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
8 Very different in style. Liqueur-ish.

Evan Williams 1991 (Bottled 2000)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
Fuller,but well balanced.

Evan Williams 1991, Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
8 Where did she go? Will she return?

Evan Williams 1992 (Bottled 2001)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
Solidly built and huge. A different style.

Evan Williams 1993 (Bottled 2002)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
More classic Evan Williams character.

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Evan Williams 1993, Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
8 The big, malty, chocolately style that I associate with Evan Williams. A lovely, voluptuous, afterdinner bourbon. Gains from a splash of water.

Evan Williams 1994 (Bottled 2003)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
Has the signature mix of honey,citrus, grip and precision.

Evan Williams 1995 (Bottled 2005)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
In a similar vein to 89 and 94.

Evan Williams 1996 (Bottled 2005)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
Big and bold.

Evan Williams 1997 (Bottled 2006)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
More ordered after the '96. Perfumed.

Evan Williams 1998 (Bottled 2007)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
The bigger fatter ones like this and the ‘92 are slightly less expressive.

Evan Williams 1999 (Bottled 2008)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
We're back to where we started.

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Evan Williams 23 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50%
8 A lovely bourbon, but I prefer it younger.

Evan Williams Black
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00%
7 Reminiscent of an old calvados at first. Palate is less creamy than the nose. For those who like it spicy. Water tames spices a little though.

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Evan Williams Single Barrel 1999 Vintage
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
8 Clean very precise and well crafted.

Evan Williams Single Barrel 2000 Vintage
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
8 An old bourbon? With lots of wood notes, all integrated and complex.

Evan Williams Single Barrel 2001
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
8 A more rye-accented single barrel but one which maintains this series' high standard of excellence.

Evan Williams Single Barrel 2003
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
8 A no nonsense, yet elegant Bourbon.

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Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon, 1994
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Another great vintage from Heaven Hill.

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Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2002
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
8 A superb Kentucky delight ! When old bourbons are oak controlled, they reach perfection.

Extending the family
Bourbon producer Heaven Hill is a family business that's branching out. Kate Ennis joined the extended family in Kentucky for a preview of their new vintage.

December 2003, Issue 36, page 48

The Urban Bourbon Trail
Fred hits the Kentucky Visitors Centres

April 2015, Issue 127, page 18

A Tale of Two Men
The times are a changing at Heaven Hill

March 2015, Issue 126, page 41

2010 marks the 10th anniversary of Whisky Live, first held in Tokyo and London 10 years ago. Whisky Live London 2010 will headline a number of new elements, including the first ever Whisky Antiques Ro...

January 2010, Issue 85, page 7

The New Story on Whiskey Row
Dave Waddelkl finds a visitor centre with a twist

March 2014, Issue 118, page 20

Festival time
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is normally a safe bet.This year,though, there was an unusual excitement to it,too. Dominic Roskrow reports.

October 2008, Issue 75, page 38

Stepping into Heaven
Louisville's Heaven Hill have taken visitor centres in to a new dimension. Charles K. Cowdery went to the opening

January 2005, Issue 45, page 52

A new frontier
Jonathan McCormick looks at selling bourbon to the Scots.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 20

The name game
The names of many American whiskey pioneers are still with us today on the labels they started. Charles K. Cowdery here looks at the men behind the labels and on pages 24 and 25 considers how other br...

July 2006, Issue 57, page 18

Celtic Cousins - Reviving part of Welsh culture
The Welsh Whisky Company is in business and impressing whisky experts with its product. Charles MacLean visited it

November 2004, Issue 44, page 22

A Phoenix from the flames
It's nearly 10 years since a major fire all but destroyed a great part of Heaven Hill. But the distillery's now thriving and going from strength to strength. Charles Cowdery reports

July 2005, Issue 49, page 25

Whiskey town weirdness
Louisville,home of bourbon,is under threat from the globalisers. Its quirkiness needs defending

November 2005, Issue 52, page 12

Age Matters, Or Does It?
The thorny issue of age statement versus non age statement

June 2017, Issue 143, page 12

No more flavoured whiskey
Fred looks at the ever increasing demand for line extensions

April 2014, Issue 119, page 12

Sharpest tack (Max L Shapira)
Stuart Maclean Ramsay meets Heaven Hill Distillery President Max L Shapira to find out how they keep it in the family and preserve tradition at one of America's premier bourbon producers

July 2002, Issue 24, page 34

Style and substance (The Rockwell)
Bourbon is the focus for London's hottest new style bar, The Rockwell in the Trafalgar Hotel. John Roberts brings you the lowdown on the English capital's hippest new hangout

February 2002, Issue 21, page 58

Collecting and Selecting
Fred and his search for that rare American whiskey

July 2014, Issue 121, page 12

Reaching the top
Top ranking Dubai takes whisky offers upmarket,Joe Bates finds out why.

September 2009, Issue 82, page 34

The birth of American whiskey
How did bourbon get established, and who were the people who perfected it? Charles Cowdrey looks back to frontier times

July 2005, Issue 49, page 20

A true boon in Kentucky
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is one of the year's whiskey highlights. Damian Riley-Smith brought back a suitcase full of fond memories

March 2003, Issue 29, page 24

Treasure Store
New Le Clos store enhances Dubai airport's fine spirits reputation.

April 2013, Issue 111, page 78

The feast of Bourbon
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is starting to attract people from across the world. Dominic Roskrow went to find out why

November 2003, Issue 35, page 27

Has Kentucky Lost it's Mojo
Is Kentucky in danger of losing its special place in the hearts of whiskey lovers? Some say the decline has already begun. Charles K. Cowdery finds out...

January 2011, Issue 93, page 14

American idols
Most single malts are named after their distilleries, which in turn are mostly place names. Most blended Scotches are named after the merchants who created them although a few, such as Cutty Sark (a s...

July 2006, Issue 57, page 24

The Bardstown Bourbon Crawl
Your guide to drinking in Bourbon's capital

February 2014, Issue 117, page 53

A Little Piece of History
Once, Old Crow was synonymous with quality bourbon, but for some years it has been lost in the wilderness. Now it's set a new lease of life. Dominic Roskrow reports

January 2011, Issue 93, page 22

Single Barrel Bourbons
A brand's true DNA

October 2016, Issue 139, page 43

The bar in the Bluegrass
Ken Hoskins visits Lousiville's Seelbach Hilton Hotel, where Al Capone gambled away his ill-gotten gains, F.Scott Fitzgerald became so drunk he was physically ejected and Max Allen Jr., Kentucky's leg...

February 2001, Issue 14, page 56

Bourbon Marches On
Liza gives us a roundup of the bourbon scene in USA today

January 2015, Issue 125, page 31

A state of mind
The state of Kentucky offers the whiskey lover a great deal of choice. But there's plenty for the non bourbon drinker too.

June 2009, Issue 80, page 38

Trying to blend in
What is wrong with American blended whiskey? Maligned and misunderstood, American blends may be due for revival by Charles K. Cowdery.

April 2010, Issue 87, page 46

Are we running out
Probably not, says Charles Cowdery, but supplies are as tight as they have been in many years

March 2006, Issue 54, page 56

Roll up for the bbq
Charles Cowdery lights for the fires for a perfect day out.

July 2008, Issue 73, page 56

The four Ps of presents
In this round table we ask how you make whisky the gift of choice over other luxury goods using price,positioning, promotion and packaging.

November 2006, Issue 60, page 14

The Art of Craft
Scott Spolverino looks at the rise of micro distillers.

October 2011, Issue 99, page 20

Don't Drink and Drive
The Editor takes to the streets of Louisville for a round of drinking golf.

January 2010, Issue 85, page 48

From Bardstown to Brooklyn
Charles Cowdrey reports on a one-woman crusadeto bring Kentucky's finest in to the Big Apple

October 2005, Issue 51, page 48

That was the year that was
This month's round table looks back at the past year and looks forward to the year ahead

November 2004, Issue 44, page 20

God bless Herr Bourbon
Heinz Taubenheim's grand passions have made him the toast of the American whiskey world. Susanne and Juergen Deibel meet the genie behind the bourbon bottles

February 2000, Issue 8, page 28

Gateway to China
The best bars in Shanghai

December 2016, Issue 140, page 55

Welsh success
Welsh distillery Penderyn has been bottling its whisky for nearly five years now,and it's going from strength to strength.Dominic Roskrow travelled to the Brecon Beacons National Park to visit it.

November 2008, Issue 76, page 42

Quenching the thirst for exploration
Scott Longman recalls the tale of two 19th century heroes who, when requested to do so by the President, pushed back the frontiers of America – with the help of 120 gallons of whiskey

November 2001, Issue 19, page 52

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Ginza a go-go
Dave Broom takes us on a walking tour through one of Tokyo's popular drinking districts.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 36

Kentucky Whiskey
A focus on who is doing what and where

July 2016, Issue 137, page 89

Drinking in the Big Smoke
We look at some excellent whisky bars in the English capital, but also at what is happening elsewhere in the country, a distilling revolution is beginning to bear fruit

February 2012, Issue 101, page 44

USA Whiskey Today
Liza gives a rundown on the state of the industry today

July 2015, Issue 129, page 65

In search of the world's best whiskies
This is the third time we have held the Best of the Best. But as Dominic Roskrow reports, this is the biggest and most ambitious attempt yet to find the world's best whiskies

March 2005, Issue 46, page 18

The dynamics of dynasty
Our writers look at several businesses across the globe find out if family owned is the secret? Does being family run mean slicker and more innovative, more adaptable; or does it put pressure on futur...

February 2012, Issue 101, page 12

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