This 2007 vintage Evan Williams Single Barrel was put into the barrel on February 13, 2007, and then was taken out of the barrel on March 31, 2016. That’s a little earlier than usual but it is just a crazy good bottle of bourbon that was already more showy at that stage than any of its siblings before it. All Evan Williams is made with Heaven Hill’s Distillery’s standard low rye bourbon mashbill of 78% corn, 10% rye, and 12% barley.
It’s bottled at 86.6 Proof and it has a ton of zest to it. It’s a bigger and bolder expression them some other years, bottled after only spending 9 years in barrel as opposed to some which are 10+. Caramel, cinnamon, butterscotch notes hit on the attack with good weight followed by a with a long middle a good burn that leaves a dash of honey and cocoa notes behind with it along with plenty of good heat.