A friend bought this in Ohio and I sampled it tonight with him. It was a big litre bottle and the stock looked very new with freshly applied labels. The label states 7 years, I heard some distillers are taking the age statements off some of their whiskey due to an apparent shortage of some aged stocks, but this bottle states 7 years as traditionally.
I found this particular bottle the best Evan Williams 7 years old I ever had. The whiskey was soft to the palate, with a soft spring water-like taste backdropping the whiskey. The texture of the whiskey was fine, elegant, there was little alcohol burn, no "graininess" and no "camphor-like" taste which some Evan Williams has. All the true flavour of corn, wood and some rye came through untrammelled, in perfect balance. It was a marked improvement on the bottles I've tried in the last few years. It was better than any VS Cognac I know and than most VSOPs I know. I wonder if this is all-Bernheim stock and whether that may have improved the whiskey. Whatever the explanation, this is a remarkable value, I think I was told the litre cost 12 dollars! This is silky flavorful well-aged whiskey, as good as many whiskeys that cost much more, in fact better than most no matter what their price.
Hurrah for Heaven Hill, it goes from strength to strength.