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    Evan Williams: A Bourbon that's Charcoal-Filtered?

    Hello All!

    This is my first post, and I joined the site with a very specific question in mind. As a bourbon lover who's long on enthusiasm but short on cash, I'm always looking for a good bottle at an even better price. I recently switched from Jim Beam White Label to Evan Williams, which is cheaper here in Chicago. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I like it as much, if not more than, Jim Beam White!

    One thing I don't understand, however, is that Evan Williams is a charcoal-filtered bourbon. I always thought that charcoal filtering is what distinguishes Tennessee whiskey from bourbon.

    Maybe this question was already answered in some thread that I just can't find...


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Northwest of Peoria

    Re: Evan Williams: A Bourbon that's Charcoal-Filtered?

    Welcome robrent.

    the explanation can be found here http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ead.php?t=6835

    In short it is a different kind of charcoal filtration, activated charcoal. Done just before to bottling.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Central Taxachusetts

    Re: Evan Williams: A Bourbon that's Charcoal-Filtered?

    Don't be afraid to try some Old Grand Dad. You can get the 100 proof BIB for less money than Jim Beam. Good deal since I think it's twice as good.


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    Re: Evan Williams: A Bourbon that's Charcoal-Filtered?

    Cool! Thanks a lot for the info. Now I can have a drink without all the preoccupation in my mind.

    Maybe I'll continue posting on the other thread once I've had a look.

    I don't think I've tried Grand Old Dad, either, so I'll have to give that a shot.

    I also think some of the Old Weller's are of excellent quality for the price. I recently tried Evan Williams Single Barrel for the first time. Really a steal considering what a magnificent bourbon it is (albeit at a much higher price than Evan Williams)!




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