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Traditional
Bourbon

When it comes to good bourbon, our proof is in the barrel.

Black label tasting notes

  • Proof

    86 Proof
  • Color

    Medium Amber
  • Nose

    Light with deep vanilla and mint
  • Taste

    Notes of oak, brown sugar and caramel
  • Finish

    Medium to long

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Traditional
Bourbon

When it comes to good bourbon, our proof is in the barrel.

Evan Williams is a smooth, easy to drink Bourbon named after Evan Williams who, in 1783, opened Kentucky’s first commercial distillery along the banks of the Ohio River. Many years and barrels later, we’re still producing Bourbon with the same time-honored methods that Evan Williams did years ago.

Today, Evan Williams is the second largest selling Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey in the US and the world, distilled just a few blocks from the site where Evan himself built his distillery.

And if you’re looking for a little more kick , try Evan Williams White label; Our signature 100 proof, Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon.

Evan Williams is a smooth, easy to drink Bourbon named after Evan Williams who, in 1783, opened Kentucky’s first commercial distillery along the banks of the Ohio River. Many years and barrels later, we’re still producing Bourbon with the same time-honored methods that Evan Williams did years ago.

Today, Evan Williams is the second largest selling Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey in the US and the world, distilled just a few blocks from the site where Evan himself built his distillery.

And if you’re looking for a little more kick , try Evan Williams White label; Our signature 100 proof, Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon.

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Flavored
Bourbon

If you’re looking for that same Evan Williams smoothness but want something the whole party can enjoy, then look no further, friends.

Honey tasting notes

  • Proof

    70 Proof
  • Color

    Pale goldern straw
  • Nose

    Soft, citrus honey with Bourbon behind
  • Taste

    Sweet honey and allspice with vanilla & a hint of smoke
  • Finish

    Extra aged Bourbon is evident with long, slightly spicey finish

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Flavored
Bourbon

If you’re looking for that same Evan Williams smoothness but want something the whole party can enjoy, then look no further, friends.

Smooth like Evan and sweet like Honey. That’s what you get when you mix extra-aged Evan Williams Bourbon with natural honey flavor. The whole party is going to love it. Chilled shots with good friends on a night that’s sure to have stories to tell the next morning.

And don’t forget the other flavors. Evan Williams Cherry Reserve and Evan Williams Cinnamon Reserve bring the party too. Made with Evan Williams Bourbon and natural flavors, they’ll fit right into your shot lineup.

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Speciality
Bourbons

Our Master Distillers Parker and Craig Beam honor Bourbon tradition and heritage by crafting premium Bourbons for true Bourbon enthusiasts.

Single Barrel tasting notes

  • Proof

    86 Proof
  • Color

    Delicate amber gold
  • Nose

    Dark caramel, sweet oak & charred wood
  • Taste

    Lush & spicey; oack with honey, apple & orange notes
  • Finish

    Long, graceful and relaxed

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Speciality
Bourbons

Our Master Distillers Parker and Craig Beam honor Bourbon tradition and heritage by crafting premium Bourbons for true Bourbon enthusiasts.

Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon is a five-time Whiskey of the Year award winner. Each year our 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.

Named for the year Evan Williams first established his distillery in what is now Louisville, Kentucky, Evan Williams 1783 is a small batch Bourbon that is extra-aged and pulled from no more than 80 hand-selected barrels. This Small Batch Bourbon is full of flavor and has earned the “Highest Recommendation” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

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A special time of year calls for a special type of Bourbon. Our Bourbon-based Egg Nogs and Apple Cider are just the way to toast the fall and Holiday seasons.

Egg nog tasting notes

  • Proof

    30 Proof
  • Nose

    Crème brûlée and nutmeg
  • Taste

    Creamy with vanilla notes, Bourbon bread Pudding
  • Finish

    Thick and creamy mouthfeel with sweet and smoky Bourbon notes

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A special time of year calls for a special type of Bourbon. Our Bourbon-based Egg Nogs & Apple Cider are just the way to toast the fall & Holiday seasons.

Evan Williams Original Southern Egg Nog and Evan Williams Peppermint Chocolate Egg Nog are both made with extra-aged Evan Williams Bourbon and real dairy cream. Perfect for entertaining, and a holiday tradition to look forward to all year.

And during the fall, Bourbon and apple cider are the perfect match. Evan Williams Apple Orchard is the original Bourbon-based apple cider that is made with extra-aged Evan Williams Bourbon. Best enjoyed warm, look for Evan Williams Apple Orchard in September as the leaves begin to change color and you need a little something extra to warm up with.

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Evan Williams Original Southern Egg Nog and Evan Williams Peppermint Chocolate Egg Nog are both made with extra-aged Evan Williams Bourbon and real dairy cream. Perfect for entertaining, and a holiday tradition to look forward to all year.

And during the fall, Bourbon and apple cider are the perfect match. Evan Williams Apple Orchard is the original Bourbon-based apple cider that is made with extra-aged Evan Williams Bourbon. Best enjoyed warm, look for Evan Williams Apple Orchard in September as the leaves begin to change color and you need a little something extra to warm up with.

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We know you have questions so we thought we'd give you some answers. Master Distiller, Craig Beam takes on all your tough questions on Bourbon. Everything from the distilling process to the nutritional information of our brands, Craig tells all.

What is America's Native Spirit?

Bourbon was declared "America's Native Spirit" in 1964 by an act of Congress. I am pretty proud to be making something that started here in America.

What's the difference between whiskies and Bourbon?

Well, this is something I learned at a pretty young age, but is a great question. All Bourbon-regardless of the brand or where it's made-is whiskey, but all whiskey is certainly not Bourbon. In addition to Bourbon whiskey, there's Tennessee whiskey, Scotch whisky, Irish whisky, Canadian whisky. There's blended whiskey, too. In fact, most Scotch, Irish and Canadian whiskies are blends of some sort or another.

What makes a whiskey a Bourbon?

We've got some strict laws governing Bourbon, which is good for you because you always know your getting something good! By law, Bourbon must be made up of at least 51% corn and aged a minimum of two years in a new charred white oak barrel, but we age ours much longer. Bourbon can be made anywhere in the United States, though almost all brands are made in Kentucky, and Kentucky is the only state allowed to put its name on the bottle. Bourbon is not Bourbon unless the label says so.

What is the difference between Bourbon and a Tennessee whiskey?

There was a time when a whiskey could only be called "Bourbon" if it was distilled in Bourbon County, KY. By an Act of Congress passed in 1964, any straight whiskey that is 51% corn, with other grains completing the mashbill, distilled at 160 or less proof (no matter where) and aged at least two years in new, charred white oak barrels can be legally called a straight Bourbon. Tennessee whiskey undergoes the "Lincoln County process"-the whiskey is filtered through a column of charcoal chips before being put into barrels, making it a bit different and not legally a Bourbon.

Where did the name "Bourbon" come from?

Ahh...a little history lesson from me! It actually takes its name from Bourbon County, located in the central Bluegrass region of Kentucky. It was formed from Fayette County in 1785 while still a part of Virginia and named to honor the French Royal Family and was once the major transshipment site for whiskey heading down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans. Barrels shipped from its ports were stamped with the county's name, and Bourbon soon became the more popular name for whiskey.

What does a Master Distiller do and how does he affect the Bourbon?

Well, I don't want to sound too boastful here, but the Master Distiller oversees the entire whiskey-making process - grain buying, milling, yeasting, fermentation, distillation and aging, which includes production scheduling and taste testing. Don't get me wrong...there are a lot of people that help along the way. However, it's my taste and nose that I've come by through years of working with my Dad and granddad that really sets the standards for the brand and even the distillery. And, you can't have thin skin either, as those standards are often judged by whiskey writers and Bourbon lovers everywhere! Luckily, we have won a lot of awards so my Dad and I feel pretty good that most of the time we get it right.

I sometimes hear the term White Dog. What does this mean?

When I taste people on Bourbon and tell them that it actually comes off the still clear...well, they look at me a little funny. It's true though. Newly made whiskey comes straight off the still clear in color. Then, we barrel and age it. It is the aging that gives Bourbon the amber color it is known for. The industry term for that clear spirit straight off the still is White Dog; though some people call it new make whiskey too.

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