Evan Williams Honey Bourbon bottle

Evan Williams Honey Bourbon

Category

Region

ABV

35%

Distillery

Age

NAS

Cask Type

New Charred Oak

Evan Williams Honey Bourbon is a wonderful choice for anyone desiring a mild, light, and well-crafted bourbon. The bourbon is flavored with real honey, and has a lower proof than most average bourbons, making it an excellent option for a light afternoon cocktail.

Evan Williams Honey is made and owned by the famed Heaven Hill Company. To ensure the highest quality control possible, the bourbon is distilled and bottled at the Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky.

Mash Bill

Evan Williams Honey Bourbon consists of a traditional mash bill profile, with its ingredients by percentage being 78% corn, 12% malted barley, and 10% rye.

The bourbon is aged for a minimum of four years at the Heaven Hill Distillery and has achieved the distinction of being ranked as one of the world’s top-selling whiskey lines.

Recommended Cocktails to Make with Evan Williams Honey

Cocktail Choice #1: “Classic Mint Julep”

This is one of our favorite Evan Williams Honey Bourbon cocktail recipes. For ingredients, you will need the following: 2 ounces of Evan Williams Honey Bourbon, 1 teaspoon of sugar, ½ teaspoon of water, 2-3 mint leaves, and shaved ice. We recommend first filling your glass about ¾ full of shaved ice, followed by the addition of the bourbon, then finally adding the sugar and water mixed solution on top. Once these steps are complete, you will then want to gently stir the cocktail and finish it off with the addition of mint leaves for garnishing.

Cocktail Choice #2: “Evan Old Fashioned”

For this cocktail, you will need 1 and ½ ounces of Evan Williams Honey Bourbon, 3 dashes of bitters, .25 ounces of simple syrup, a cherry, and an orange swath. We recommend first pouring the the bourbon over ice into your glass, then adding the bitters and simple syrup. You will want to gently stir this mixture with careful attention being paid to not further melt the ice, and then add the cherry and orange swath for garnishing. Once these steps are complete, you are ready to enjoy your cocktail!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to buy Evan Williams Honey Bourbon?

Evan Williams Honey Bourbon is quite easily found around the country at most local liquor stores. Some of our favorite national retailers that carry the bourbon include “Total Wine & More,” “Spec’s Wine, Spirits, & Finer Foods,” and “Walmart.”

How expensive is Evan Williams Honey Bourbon?

Depending on which retailer you choose to purchase from, you can expect to pay a retail price of roughly $25.99 for a 1.75 liter bottle of Evan Williams Honey Bourbon.

What is the alcohol content of Evan Williams Honey Bourbon?

Evan Williams Honey Bourbon has an average alcohol by volume percentage of 30% at the time of bottling.

Tasting Notes

Description

Aesthetically, Evan Williams Honey Bourbon is captivating to the eye. Unlike most whiskey bourbons, Evan Williams Honey Bourbon has a warm and light golden hue, reminiscent of sunlight passing through honey.

Nose

Upon initial exposure of Evan Williams Honey to the taster’s nose, the bourbon presents pleasant notes of honey, orange blossom, and hints of citrus. Over the subsequent few moments, the bourbon begins to introduce notes of smoked oak and peppered spice.

Palate

The first thing you will experience upon tasting Evan Williams Honey is a delightful sweetness, with hints of ginger, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon. As those initial notes begin to subside, undertones of black pepper, spice, and cinnamon begin to come to the forefront.

Finish

The overall tasting experience of Evan Williams Honey bourbon culminates with a lovely lemon zest and citrus paired with black pepper and cinnamon.

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