Evan Williams (whiskey)

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This article is about Evan Williams bourbon whiskey. For other uses, see Evan Williams (disambiguation).
Evan Williams Bourbon Whiskey
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Bottle of Evan Williams
Type Bourbon whiskey
Manufacturer Heaven Hill
Country of origin Kentucky, United States
Introduced 1783
Alcohol by volume 43.00%
Proof 86
Related products Heaven Hill

Evan Williams is a brand of bourbon whiskey bottled in Bardstown, Kentucky[1] by the Heaven Hill company. The product is aged for a minimum of four years.[2]


Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Super-Premium Bourbon

Most Evan Williams bourbon is sold as the mass-market "Black Label" variety, which is aged 5 to 7 years.[citation needed] Evan Williams also bottles Evan Williams 1783 bourbon in more limited quantities and a nine-year-old single barrel bourbon sold in vintage dated bottles sealed with black wax.

As of June 21, 2010, Evan Williams was the second largest-selling Kentucky bourbon and had the fastest-growing market share among the top-volume American whiskey brands (with a 12.4% sales growth rate), according a press release issued by the producer citing A.C. Nielsen Scantrack 2010 data.[3][4]

Evan Williams began distilling in 1783 near Louisville, Kentucky after emigrating from Wales.[5] Evan Williams Black is 43% alc/vol (86 proof) unlike some popular whiskeys which are 40% alc/vol (80 proof).


Varieties of whiskey using the Evan Williams brand name include the following:[citation needed]

  • Evan Williams Green Label, 80 proof
  • Evan Williams White Label, 100 proof
  • Evan Williams Black Label, 86 proof
  • Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage, 86.6 proof
  • Evan Williams 1783, 86 proof
  • Evan Williams Red Label, 101 proof
  • Evan Williams Blue Label, 107 proof
  • Evan Williams Egg Nog, 30 proof
  • Evan Williams Honey Reserve, 70 proof
  • Evan Williams Cherry Reserve, 70 proof
  • Evan Williams Apple Orchard, 70 proof


Historical marker for Evan Williams in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky

On Feb. 16, 2011, the "Black Label" expression tied with 100 proof Very Old Barton as "Best Buy Whisk(e)y of the Year" in the 17th Annual Malt Advocate[6] Whisky Awards.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Evan Williams official website. Accessed April 2010.
  2. ^ Robare, Matthew M. (March 10, 2011). "Honey whiskey leaves drinkers buzzing". The Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Retrieved January 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ Heaven Hill Distilleries Press Room website page.
  4. ^ Evan Williams Bourbon Builds on Sales Growth with new Multi-Million Dollar Marketing Campaign, Heaven Hill Distilleries Press Release, June 21, 2010
  5. ^ Evan Williams official website - History
  6. ^ Malt Advocate official website. Accessed Feb. 2011.

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