Evan Williams began distilling bourbon on the banks of the Ohio River in 1783. Little did he know at the time that this would lead to the crafting of a full family of bourbons, including the five-time Whiskey of the Year award-winning Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon.
Each year, the Master Distiller at Evan Williams Distillery hand selects the barrels that meet his exacting standards to be bottled as a single barrel bourbon. Each bottle is vintage dated with the year that it was placed in the barrel and the year it was bottled. Additionally, the bottles contain the exact serial number of the barrel from which the bourbon was taken.
This year, the bourbon is bottled at 86 proof and has a delicate amber gold coloring. Smells of dark caramel and charred wood entice you to take sip. At first, the bourbon contains maple syrup, vanilla and toffee notes which make room for a candied fruit, cinnamon spice, and refreshing mint taste. The finish is long, relaxed, and graceful.
While Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon can be enjoyed alone, it also mixes well as a part of these recipes.
TWIN PEAKS MANHATTAN
- 1 1/2 oz. Evan Williams Single Barrel
- 1/2 oz. Dubonnet Rouge
- 1/4 oz. triple sec
Build and stir in cocktail glass or rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a cherry or lemon twist.
- 3/4 oz. Evan Williams Single Barrel
- 3/4 oz. apple liqueur
- 5 oz. spiced cider
Pour all ingredients into a mug and garnish with a cinnamon stick.