Best budget Bourbon 2020
There’s no drink so ripe with history and so rich with flavour quite like Bourbon.
And there’s no ‘right’ way to enjoy Bourbon, but there are certainly ways of drinking the liquor that make for a more enjoyable experience.
You don’t have to spend hundreds on fancy bottles to drink excellent Bourbon. In fact, there are some fantastic lesser known bottles hiding in price points that you wouldn’t expect.
Bourbon sales across the world have been steadily on the rise in recent years. A growing appreciation for whiskey amongst millennials has pushed the spirit to the forefront of cocktail culture. And, of course, there are those who’ve known all along how to get the most from America’s favourite spirit.
Best budget Bourbon: Evan Williams Black Label (86 Proof)
A solid, unpretentious brand of Bourbon that pleases whiskey novices and experts alike, Evan Williams manages to hit the right spots with a price point accessible for all. The Bourbon was named after Evan Williams who, in 1783, opened Kentucky’s first commercial distillery along the Ohio River.
The brand is widely renowned as one of the world’s best selling and offers well-rounded, medium-bodied spirits with an ABV of 43%.
Despite its budget price, this Bourbon offers a range of aromas and flavours throughout the tasting journey. Expect initial hints of vanilla and mint followed by caramel and brown sugar notes.