Evan Williams (whiskey)
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|Country of origin||Kentucky, United States|
|Alcohol by volume||43.00%|
|Related products||Heaven Hill|
Most Evan Williams bourbon is sold as the mass-market "Black Label" variety, which is aged 5 to 7 years. 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.
Evan Williams began distilling in 1783 near Louisville, Kentucky after emigrating from Wales. 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:
- 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
- Evan Williams official website. Accessed April 2010.
- Robare, Matthew M. (March 10, 2011). "Honey whiskey leaves drinkers buzzing". The Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Retrieved January 7, 2011.
- Heaven Hill Distilleries Press Room website page.
- Evan Williams Bourbon Builds on Sales Growth with new Multi-Million Dollar Marketing Campaign, Heaven Hill Distilleries Press Release, June 21, 2010
- Evan Williams official website - History
- Malt Advocate official website. Accessed Feb. 2011.
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