Winter might still be blanketing the nation, but already we’re getting some hints of spring. You can also find the whiskey world, that means news about the Kentucky Derby—the latest of which is the announcement of a new limited-edition bourbon Starting at Evan Williams.
Evan Williams, owned and distilled by Kentucky’s Heaven Hill, is best known for its budget-but-dependable Black Label expression, but the lineup also has other whiskeys like Bottled-in-Bond, 1783 and Single Barrel releases. These whiskeys are extremely popular with the latter. whiskey Fans and is generally considered an excellent and affordable option. bourbon There are so many options. There are also some experimental releases distilled in very small batches at the Evan Williams Experience on Louisville’s Whiskey Row, which we have covered This has been done before.
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This year marks the seventh year that Evan Williams has been an official sponsor of the Kentucky Derby Festival, the annual lead up to the Running of the Roses that’s in its 68th year. Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is releasing a new Single Barrel to mark the occasion. The 2015 Evan Williams Single Barrel bourbon was bottled at 119 proof. This is much higher than the usual Evan Williams Single Barrel. Each bottle also comes with a 2023 Pegasus pin. Additional information included with the bourbon details the day it was put into a barrel, the number of that barrel and the bottling date for those of you who can’t get enough whiskey-related factoids and statistics.
“Partnering with the Kentucky Derby Festival for this annual tradition is extremely special for us at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience,” said Evan Williams Bourbon Experience artisanal distiller Jodie Filiatreau in a statement. “We’re proud to play a role in helping make the Derby season the most exciting time of year for Louisville and everyone who comes here to celebrate from across the Commonwealth.”
Only 800 bottles of this limited-edition bottle (SRP $80 each) are available at Evan Williams Experience in Louisville as well as Kentucky retailers. Online retailers like Amazon can still sell Evan Williams Single Barrels. FlaviarEach one has a unique flavor profile. The Derby takes place this year on May 5 and 6, so there’s still plenty of time to find a bottle of your own to celebrate with.
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