Evan Williams Bourbon Egg Nog Review
Evan Williams Holiday Egg Nog
30 proof egg nog liqueur mixed with Evan Williams bourbon
Typical Price: Under $10 for 750ml
Initial Thoughts: For most people, egg nog is a drink that goes hand-in-hand with the holidays. For us, bourbon is a drink that goes hand-in-hand with most days. If you're looking for a solid combination of the two for under ten bucks, we recommend the pre-mixed variety from Evan Williams, because it gives you the holiday comfort and the buzz, without the muss and fuss of making your own nog. Plus, you don't actually have to see all the eggs that go in there.
This stuff is sweet, but that's to be expected from any egg nog, and the bourbon offers a nice caramel back end that augments the natural flavor of the nog, and helps fortify you for time with the relatives. We liked the cinnamon and nutmeg flavors that swirled around over our tongues as well, keeping the eggy sweetness from being overbearing.
Cocktail Recipes: This stuff is ready to go right from the bottle, unless you want to splash a little more Evan Williams in there. It's the holidays...who are we to judge?
Finishing Thoughts: Don't be surprised if this stuff is a little less thick on your tongue than the virgin nog that comes out of your local dairy case. We found it to be very tasty, however, and a far better holiday tradition than fruitcake in any form, to say the least. You'll definitely want to drink it chilled, or at least over ice, because it will help thicken it a bit and give you the full egg nog experience. You also might enjoy sprinkling a little bit of cinnamon or nutmeg over the top of your glass, or dropping a cinnamon stick in there. We recommend it for your company's holiday gift swap, Christmas Eve (or Christmas Morning), and next to the plate of cookies you're leaving for Santa.
For more information about the bourbon that graces this noggy goodness, go to EvanWilliams.com.
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Posted by Jake Jamieson at December 19, 2005 6:14 AM
Evan Williams Egg Nog is a cream-based product, made with real Bourbon. Not only does the Bourbon give it a great flavor, but the Bourbon acts as a natural preservative for the product. Because of this, it lasts longer than milk, but not forever. We recommend that it be consumed within 12 months, if unopened, and once opened, it should definitely be refrigerated and consumed within 6 months to keep its great taste. If you see that your bottle has gone lumpy or the mixture has separated, we would not recommend drinking it.
Yeah, I chilled it. I haven't tasted it warm.
I'm not a wild turkey fan. I just don't like the way it tastes. It's one of the few bourbons I don't like.
I like to drink my bourbon neat or double-tall with diet coke and ice. Jim Beam Black is my bourbon of choice for its superb price/deliciousness ratio.