The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, situated on Louisville’s Whiskey Row, celebrates its 10th anniversary with the release of a commemorative edition of Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon. Since its opening on November 15, 2013, the distillery has welcomed nearly one million guests, sharing the history of Evan Williams, Kentucky’s first distiller.
This special release, a 2013 vintage, is bottled at 110 proof to mark the anniversary. Each bottle is hand-dipped in silver wax and bears a label and tag featuring imagery of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. The bottles include handwritten label notes indicating the exact day of barreling, barrel number, and bottling date.
Jodie Filiatreau, Artisanal Distiller at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, spoke about the distillery’s role in revitalizing Whiskey Row. He described the commemorative bottle as a unique offering in line with the significance of the anniversary.
The bourbon, aged for 10 years, was barreled in August, October, or December of 2013 and matured on the second floor of Rickhouse LL at the Schenley location. It is made using Heaven Hill Distillery’s traditional bourbon mashbill, consisting of 78% corn, 12% malted barley, and 10% rye.
Available starting Saturday, November 18, the limited-edition bourbon will be sold at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience for $109.99 and at select retailers while supplies last. The public is also invited to an open house at the Experience, which will include tours and tastings, as well as a block party at Repurposed on Main.
The bourbon is aged under the supervision of Master Distiller Conor O’Driscoll at Heaven Hill’s rickhouses. Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon has received five “Whiskey of the Year” awards and is considered one of the most critically acclaimed specialty bourbons produced by Heaven Hill Distillery, the second largest holder of aging bourbon globally.