Insider knowledge: Evan Williams Extra 43% whiskey is named whiskey by virtue of the fact it's from America. If distilled in Scotland the spelling would be Evan Williams Extra 43% whisky, as opposed to whiskey.
i give a 6 because of its wondrous aroma but that first sip is mabey caramel, maybe vanilla but you cant tell because of the alcohol taste override. but i guess you get what you paid for, i paid 13 for a 1L. only reason i chose to buy so bottom shelf was because the "ultimate beverage challenge" rated this product a 93/100. yes sir this whiskey is not for the faint of heart.
11th August 2014
saw a lot of good reviews so i decided to grab a bottle; and at this low a price, i didnt even think twice. I like it. it tastes like the typical bourbon, vanilla/maple and all, and for this price it's tough to beat. My only problem though is the mouthfeel, it feels a little like oil and water and something i can only describe as "liquid styrofoam" (it sort of feels like it's sqeaking) when you let it sit in your mouth for some time. it is good, but it probably wasnt made to be something to think about so much.
Main theme of this thing is bang for buck.
-M.G. (MNL, Philippines)
20th May 2014
Sweet nose, lots of toffee and butterscotch as well as oakiness. Flavors are rich and varied, the woody influences nicely counterbalanced by the nutty sweetness of the toffee and caramel influences. The finish includes a noticeable kick but it's not overwhelming. This bourbon has a perfect mixture of sweetness and spicy notes and rewards thoughtful relaxed sipping. And on top of all that, it's delightfully inexpensive. $11US for a 750mL bottle and allthis complex flavor and richness? SCORE!
22nd April 2014