Evan Williams Bottled-in-Bond pays tribute to Bottled-in-Bond Act, a piece of legislation, which set the industry standards at the end of 19th Century.
Due to flood of counterfeit whiskey in 1897 the US Congress passed Bottled-in-Bond Act, which required that the whiskey inside the bottle has come from a single distillery and was produced within one season (January to June or July to December). Moreover the whiskey had to be aged in bonded warehouse under federal supervision for a minimum of four years and bottled at 100 Proof (50% abv). Evan Williams it the second best selling bourbon in the world with annual sales of 2.4 million cases (2017).
Nose: lots of caramel and vanilla, maple syrup, apples, plums, cherries, dash of pepper, roasted peanuts and charred oak.
Palate: vanilla custard, caramel, butterscotch, banana bread, nougat, pepper, touch of aniseed, hints of tobacco and charred oak.
Finish: medium long, with notes of vanilla, caramel, dried fruit, baking spice and oak.