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Issue 124 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 124

David Beckham Interview, Battle of the Blends, Ardbeg Distillery, Japan focus

 

American Whiskey - Bourbon

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Elmer T. Lee
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A superbly balanced giant. More on the sweet side than the spicy one. Should marry so well with my pecan pie! Avoid water.

Elmer T. Lee Commemorative Edition
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 46.50%
8 Upfront, in your face and hard to dislike. If Dolly Parton was a whisky – it's this!

Elmer T. Lee Kentucky Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Light in both flavour and body for a small batch bourbon. Clean, crisp, enjoyable.

Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 The fruitiest of the Bourbons. After dinner?

Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Delicious. Dangerously drinkable. Bigger and richer than I remember.

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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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