"Nose: Light and minty, some vanilla. Mouth: This whiskey has grown up well. The body is medium to light, and the palate bears some leather, tobacco, vanilla and hints of caramel. The finish is medium to long, and oh, so warm and soothing.
Overall: Here's an "around the house" bottling that's a lot more sophisticated than expected. Drink it on ice, with a splash of water or club soda, or make above-average cocktails and mixed drinks with this bourbon."
Evan Williams' extra aging gives it a richer, smoother Bourbon taste than the competition.
It was give a 90-rating by Wine Enthusiast who commented that Evan Williams has, "a deep vanilla nose...and the palate shows notes of oak, vanilla and dark berries."
International Spirits Challenge 2003 - Silver medal
2003 San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Silver medal
2003 Best Buy Whiskey of the Year - Malt Advocate Magazine
2004 San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Gold medal