Evan Williams Bottled-in-Bond / Straight Bourbon
usa / 100 proof / 750 ml
You won't find much better value than what Evan Williams Bottled-in-Bond offers. Masterfully distilled by Heaven Hill, this five year old bourbon is a cocktail workhorse, with the perfect marriage of complexity, smooth character, and a higher proof that allows the flavor to carry through in even the most robust of concoctions. Still, with so many overpriced whiskies out there, this bourbon stands up, and frequently beats other bottles that cost twice as much or more. Warm Gingerbread and roasted peanuts begin on the nose, followed by a rich, almost oily palate with sweet vanilla, madeline, ginger and orange marmalade.