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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Evan Williams Sour Mash: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Evan Williams Sour Mash
Evan Williams Sour Mash
In a return to the world of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, we recently tried the Evan Williams Sour Mash. This charcoal filtered corn elixir put off aromas of charred oak, vanilla, and toasted nuts. Jeremy noticed the corn sweetness and Eric observed some grassy notes to go along with the typical bourbon scent. On taste the whiskey definitely had a grainy and spicy profile with a good burn but nothing too impressive. The strong oak flavors gave the bourbon a stout mouthfeel with a fiery finish. Peppery flavors lingered as the Evan Williams Sour Mash delivered some complexity, but in the end not quite enough of the notes were outstanding. It is a mixable, drinkable whiskey but nothing to be too excited about.

Evan Williams Sour Mash Bourbon

Average Score 53.3


Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, Irish, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. This WW feature was scored by Jay DucoteEric Ducote, and Jeremy Spikes. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own proprietary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.