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Overall rating
80.50/100
votes
4
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel
Vintage
21.01.2004
Bottled
06.10.2014
Casknumber
1287
Strength
43.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
240-3382
Barcode
0096749750009
Added on
01 Jul 2016 7:51 am by adrenalin
UncoloredSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Evan Williams 2004

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.50 points

  1. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    *for Cask # 1154

    anything and everything that’s good about this is on the nose, on the taste and finish… nothing! best to get a straw and inhale through the nose

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    Thanks to karloff for the sample.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  3. peatbogger scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    What I wanted more of in the taste I found by nosing the empty glass.

    Maybe it is the weak finish that make it such a nice and easy drinkable bourbon.
    • Nose
      Very gentle, almost shy, a mild but distinct smoke, sweet charred wood.

      Oreos biscuit with sweet orange creamfilling.

      For a bourbon the vanilla is mellow and muted.

      Low on alc fumes so you can really stick your nose in the glass, and then there is a clear smell of wood, more like fresh wet pine than oak.
    • Taste
      Very prominent on the wood, and it's more recognicable as oak now. Mild (not peppery) but noticable spice. Some very rich and full dark fudge develop if you inhale. But it fades all to quickly leaving you wanting more.
    • Finish
      If that last blast from the body had carried over to the finish it would have been perfect, but all that's left is a little bit of the spice. and that goes away rather quickly too.

  4. karloff scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    I have heard some great things about this bourbon on my research before I bought it , great reviews, write ups , it's won loads of awards, so I was expecting something special , and it wasn't.  Don't get me wrong, it was a great price and I still really enjoyed it. Would it have it again? Definitely. Other batches from other years might be better. 
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      70 70

  5. karloff scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    For what I paid for this , I really can't complain , I thought it was a good solid sipping bourbon. 
    • Nose
      It has a light and subtle nose of sultanas, orange peel and marmalade.  There is a slight hint of coconut and a slight hint of tobacco. Vanilla and oak linger in the background. 
    • Taste
      The taste is quite smooth and creamy , you can really taste the oak on the palate.  Vanilla ice cream and a mixture of spices. This is great to drink straight , it goes down really well, too well I think.
    • Finish
      A light and creamy finish, and you think wow, then all of a sudden it falls rather flat.  Quite disappointing. 

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