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Drink Review: Evan Williams Peach Bourbon

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer

Flavored Whiskeys are the trend right now and regular readers know I've been reviewing the Revel Stoke line of flavored whiskeys as of late.  But in my latest trip to the liquor store, I came across a peach flavored whiskey made by Evan Williams.  Not having ever tried a peach flavored whiskey before, I was intrigued and decided to give it a try.

BACKGROUND:  Evan Williams is bottled and sold as a Kentucky Straight Bourbon, considered by many to be a knock off of Jack Daniels and being a knock off, available at a cheaper price.  A fair amount of bars utilize Evan Williams as their house whiskey.

20180823_132844-1Now about their peach bourbon......  

Here's how the Evan Williams website describes their peach flavored offering: 

  •      PROOF: 70 Proof
  •      COLOR: Golden Amber
  •      NOSE: Fresh, sweet Peach with Bourbon behind
  •      TASTE: Sweet peach with hints of honey & caramel
  •      FINISH: Bourbon is present, with a lasting soft sweetness.

I'm not a fan.  It's VERY peach forward, as in too forward, I might as well have been drinking peach schnapps!  It's like the makers literally just poured a couple shots of bourbon into a peach schnapps bottle and called it a blended, flavored whiskey.  The nose is peach, the taste is peach, the finish is peach with just an ever so slight hint of bourbon.  I tried it neat, I tried it on the rocks and I was flat out disappointed with each tasting.  It's SO peachy, I think it might be best served over vanilla ice cream.   I wanted a peach flavored bourbon, not a peach schnapps with just a hint of bourbon in it.

I paid $14.99 + tax for the Evan Williams Peach Bourbon which gets just two out of five stars.  The price is wallet friendly but if you appreciate a good bourbon, you won't appreciate this.  Evan Williams Peach Bourbon is NOT a repeat buy.  Anybody have any ice cream?

2 stars

Spend Wisely My Friends.....

 

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