1783 is a brand new expression of Evan Williams Bourbon, clearly designed with one factor in thoughts: Affordability. It’s a step up from commonplace Evan Williams Black Label, with a fancier bottle and a barely larger abv (however nonetheless no age assertion) — and whereas its $20 price ticket is about double what Black Label will run you, in at present’s market you received’t discover many bottles on the shelf at this value stage until you’re actually dipping into the bottom shelf.
The whiskey surpasses expectations at this value stage, providing a easy however fairly spirit that layers cloves, ginger, and vanilla on the agreeable nostril. No surprises await on the palate, with sees mild granary and popcorn parts balanced by clear notes of chocolate, giving the whiskey a sweetened breakfast cereal character that goes down simple. Mild peanut and popcorn parts on the end belie what’s clearly a younger spirit — although it’s mature sufficient to showcase an ample brown sugar character and extra, lingering spice parts.
You in all probability received’t be sipping this solo as a Pappy chaser, however as a straightforward base for almost any bourbon cocktail, 1783 is a strong go-to.