dinsdag 7 september 2021

Evan Williams Black

In April I co-hosted a ‘Bourbon town’ masterclass about the whiskey-range of Heaven Hill. A recording can still be found on our blogpages (select ‘More’ in the top menu). A couple of weeks ago I received a huge box with all the bottles from this range. In the next weeks I’ll be playing, experimenting, sampling and tasting this great whiskey. 

I’m starting with the entry-level bottle: Evan Williams Black. This is a nice no-nonsense bourbon that every whisky enthusiast will love to sip. 
  • Mashbill : 78% Corn, 12% Malted barley and 10% Rye.
  • Bottled at 43% Alcohol (86 Proof) which is a bit higher than most competitors in this price range. 
  • Light aroma with deep vanilla and even some mint. 
  • Taste : Notes of oak, brown sugar and caramel
  • Medium to long finish.
You can enjoy this bourbon neat, with ice, with soda, with ginger-ale or ginger beer. Even with cola if you want. 

I decided to taste it neat with a few nice slices of Eifel sirloin steak and fries. Perfect combination. (And yes, it’s really possible to drink whiskey with a meal… I just wouldn’t recommend to do it every day 😉)

About the meat: Eifel cattle are a typical beef breed that’s kept on the large herb pastures of the mid-Eifel. My supplier sources this meat from farms near St-Vith in the German-speaking part of our country. 

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