Based in Louisville, Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon is a five-time Whiskey of the Year award winner. Each year Master Distillers Parker and Craig Beam select barrels that meet their exacting standards. It’s a bourbon that is vintage dated, meaning each bottle is marked with the vintage date it was put into oak and the year it was bottled. A delicate amber gold in colour, with a nose of dark caramel, sweet oak and charred wood, it reveals a lush and spicy palate with honey, apple and orange notes.
Good strong name, is Evan. Apparently those who met this distillery’s founder, Evan Williams, ‘learned quickly what a likable kind of guy he was’. Sounds a bit like… Alter Ego: Evan Davis; instantly affable, with smooth, easy tones and a zippy edge; pleasurable company whilst pootling around the house, though it might be a tad early during the Today programme…