Our namesake, Evan Williams, founded Kentucky’s first commercial distillery along the banks of the Ohio River in 1783. Today, Evan Williams is the second largest selling Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey in the US and the world, distilled just a few blocks from the site where Evan himself built his distillery. Our Bourbons are made with a time-honored recipe, distilled and then carefully aged for a smooth and rich taste that has been perfected over generations.
NoseLight with deep vanilla and mint
TasteNotes of oak, brown sugar and caramel
FinishMedium to long
Evan Williams is a smooth, easy to drink Bourbon named after Evan Williams who, in 1783, opened Kentucky’s first commercial distillery along the banks of the Ohio River. Many years and barrels later, we’re still producing Bourbon with the same time-honored methods that Evan Williams did years ago.
Today, Evan Williams is the second largest selling Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey in the US and the world, distilled just a few blocks from the site where Evan himself built his distillery.
Evan Williams Black is 86 proof and aged far longer than we are required to by law. That proof and age leads to a Bourbon that we are proud of, made our way, and that is always rich, smooth, and full of character.
Evan Williams, our namesake and founder, started his first distillery on the banks of the Ohio River. Today, Evan Williams is the second largest selling Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey in the world, and is distilled just a few blocks from where Evan first built his distillery.
Times have changed since then. And while our distillery has changed too, the essentials of making Bourbon have remained the same Since 1783. Watch the videos below to get a behind the scenes look at how we’ve been making Seriously Good Bourbon all along.
NoseCaramel with hints of vanilla, oak & barley
TasteCitrus on top of vanilla & black pepper
FinishWarm, long & dry
Evan Williams White label is our signature 100 proof, Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon. To be labeled as Bottled-in-Bond,” a spirit must be the product of one distillation season and one distiller at one distillery, bottled at 100 proof and aged for at least four years under U.S. government supervision.
Evan Williams White is bold and full-flavored, with all of the kick that you would expect from a 100 proof Bourbon without sacrificing any of the smoothness. Perfect in a classic cocktail, as well as neat or on the rocks.
NoseOaky vanilla, sautéed butter & buttered sweet corn
TasteSemi-sweet, oaky & honeyed
FinishLean, off-dry & regal
Evan Williams 1783 is our signature, small batch Bourbon meaning that each batch is pulled from no more than 80 hand-selected barrels. It is extra-aged and uses the same sour mash process and traditional recipe made popular by our namesake. The result is a classic Bourbon- smooth rich, and worthy of the name.
Evan Williams earned the title “Kentucky’s First Distiller” in 1783, when he began his distillery on the banks of the Ohio River. Today that pioneering heritage is honored in the crating of this special Bourbon. Evan Williams 1783 has earned the “Highest Recommendation” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
ColorDelicate amber gold
NoseDark caramel, sweet oak & charred wood
TasteLush & spicy; oak with honey, apple & orange notes
FinishLong, graceful and relaxed
Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon is a five-time Whiskey of the Year award winner. Each year our Master Distiller selects barrels that meet his exacting standards. It’s a bourbon that is vintage dated, meaning each bottle is marked with the vintage date it was put into oak, along with the year it was bottled and the exact serial number of the single barrel that the Bourbon was drawn from.
Careful handcrafting and many years in the barrel result in our most premium and decorated Bourbon.
ColorPale goldern straw
NoseSoft, citrus honey with Bourbon behind
TasteSweet honey and allspice with vanilla & a hint of smoke
FinishBourbon is evident with long, slightly spicey finish
This is the shot that’s got everyone buzzing.
Meet Evan Williams Honey. This 70 Proof golden amber flavored Bourbon combines the smoothness of Evan Williams Straight Kentucky Bourbon with the sweetness of natural honey flavor. But more importantly, it tastes seriously good.
Honey is perfect for doing a round of shots with friends, simply chilled over ice or mixed with ginger ale, iced tea, or cola. It’s smooth like Evan, but sweet like honey. So go on, give it a shot.
All Flavor. No Sting. That’s how you get a party started.
NoseCherry and berry fruits, cinnamon spice
TastePlum and cherry sweetness, then caramel
FinishCherry pipe tobacco and marzipan
It is only right that we blend our smooth Bourbon with one of America’s most iconic flavors.
Evan Williams Cherry combines classic cherry flavor with Kentucky Straight Bourbon to create a sweet, delicious blend that is full of maraschino cherry goodness. Enjoy it chilled over ice, mixed with cola, or as a shot when you’re toasting with friends. It’s a sure fire way to up your flavor game.
Smooth Bourbon with a cherry zing. Thats how we like our Cherries in Kentucky.
Proof70 Proof, Cinnamon Infused
NoseSpicey cinnamon & melon notes
TasteSweet honeyed cinnamon building in spiciness
FinishWarming & delicate
Want to bring the heat to you next party? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Say hello to Evan Williams Fire. This seriously good cinnamon infused Bourbon takes the term fire in your belly to a whole new level. It’s got the hot cinnamon taste you love, with just the right amount of smooth Kentucky Bourbon blended in. 70 Proof with a light copper color, Fire brings the heat and keeps it going all night long.
Try it as a shot to get the party started, enjoy it on the rocks, or mix it with hard cider, cola, or Dr. Pepper®. Just make sure you can handle the heat.
All Heat. No Burn. It’s finally ok to play with fire.
NoseFresh, sweet peach with Bourbon behind
TasteSweet peach with hints of honey & caramel
FinishBourbon is present, with a lasting, soft sweetness
What’s better than kicking back on a sunny day with some Bourbon on ice? A glass of Bourbon that is full of southern Peach flavor.
Meet Evan Williams Peach. This 70 Proof golden amber flavored Bourbon is made with Kentucky Straight Bourbon and the sweet southern taste of Peach. Enjoy it on the rocks, mixed with iced tea, or as a chilled shot. Just make sure the sun is shining, you’ve got good company, and there’s nowhere else you need to be.
No fuzz. All Flavor. Ripe for shooting.
NoseCrème brûlée and nutmeg
TasteCreamy with vanilla notes, Bourbon bread Pudding
FinishThick and creamy mouthfeel with sweet and smoky Bourbon notes
The holiday season is all about tradition, and at Evan Williams, our favorite is sharing our original Southern Egg Nog with you. It's our way of ringing in the holiday season right. Evan Williams Original Southern Egg Nog is made with smooth Evan Williams Bourbon and real dairy cream.
For a taste that is bound to get you into the spirit of the season, Evan Williams Egg Nog is traditionally served chilled, garnished with a dash of nutmeg. It’s a holiday tradition you’ll look forward to all year. We know we do.
ColorSlightly cloudy pale gold
NoseCinnamon, ripe fruit, & cotton candy. Warmed: Apples & graham crackers.
TasteSweet, soft apples with allspice. Warmed: Baked apples & nutmeg.
FinishShort, sweet, & mouth coating. Warmed: Longer with citrus & cobbler
Nothing says fall like Evan Williams Kentucky Cider. It’s as American as apple pie, but better, since it's made with the all-American spirit, Kentucky Bourbon. Evan Williams Kentucky Cider is a seasonal blend of apple cider liqueur and Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. It is the original Bourbon-based apple cider that is made with extra-aged Evan Williams Bourbon.
Best enjoyed warm, look for Evan Williams Kentucky Cider in September. As the leaves begin to change color and you need a little something extra to stay warm on cool nights pour yourself a glass and enjoy.