December 19, 2005

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

Evan Williams Egg NogInitial 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.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at December 19, 2005 6:14 AM
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I get two bottles from my boss every year for Christmas. Since I don't drink (alcohol) I have learned to make a Cake w/Homemade Frosting with it. My Cakes have been such a hit!!! Although, my husband and daughter love it straight out the bottle.

Posted by: Macbooper at February 1, 2017 11:34 AM


Posted by: DOLLBABY at November 24, 2016 12:09 PM

love this Egg Nog.the best I have ever had. it is a shame we can only get around the holidays

Posted by: Patti Evans at December 31, 2015 4:50 PM

Omaira Burneo, crown Wine and spirits on south Dixie. They have it now!

Posted by: Christian Alvarez at November 7, 2015 12:09 PM

Is the best drink I get on my life.
I live in Miami, Florida, when and where can I buy this, I am waiting since last year to drink again.
Thank you,

Omaira Burneo

Posted by: Omaira Burneo at October 29, 2015 11:06 AM

Been buying this for more years then I can remember as a holiday staple. It's so much better then what I've tried own as well as others & priced right as well. It's a win/win in my book. For under $10 anyone wanting to try it can't go wrong. Just this year tried the nutmeg/cinnamon combo to garnish. Lovely.

Posted by: diana at December 12, 2014 2:36 PM


Posted by: ANNICE at April 28, 2013 9:49 PM

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.

Posted by: Chaz at December 9, 2012 10:46 PM

Eggnog is one of the holiday traditions (both spiked and unspiked, mostly spiked) we look forward to every year.
Tried Evan Williams for the first time last night. It was by far the best spiked we have ever had. our only regret was that we didn't buy more. Can't wait to go out and get a bigger bottle.

Posted by: The Bug at January 1, 2011 2:04 PM

Would love to buy some more in the Saint Louis Missouri area,,, can't find any... any help would be apprecieated. thanks

Posted by: Ian Larson at December 6, 2010 7:57 PM

Love the Ervin Williams Egg Nog how can I order some?

Posted by: Tom Lovett at March 28, 2010 12:48 PM



Posted by: Al Schmitt at January 16, 2010 2:07 PM

I have never had egg nog as good as this except my own.(ha ha ha) Yours was absolutely the best and more potent then mine. I have told so many friends and whoever would listen about Even Williams Egg Nog. The problem is that there was none to be found after about my first bottle.That was about 3 wks. before xmas. I want it all year around. Is there anywhere else that we can get it?

Posted by: Carol at January 4, 2010 7:04 PM

I would like to know where couold i find a bottle of evenwilliams eggnog in chicago?

Posted by: renee at December 24, 2009 6:38 PM

I've used Evan Williams for a couple of years now and I rate it at the TOP. I opened a bottle last Christmas 2008 and left it in the Pantry at Room Temp. I opened it a few days ago and finished it off and it was just as good as a year ago. Excellent!

Posted by: JJ at November 20, 2009 10:51 PM

Stefan/Joe, I had the same question. Found a post on another forum that says it has a 7-month shelf life. So there goes my unopened bottle from 2006... :-(

Link to the post, if you're curious:

Posted by: JS at December 24, 2007 9:20 AM

i SEE THE QUESTION by Stefan about shelf life,,, but no response... I have a bottle (opened yesterday) that is either 1 or 2 years old. Seemed to be a bit thick and some lumps this morning. Is it starting to separate? go bad? There does not seem to be an expiration date on the bottle.... comments??

Posted by: JOE at December 12, 2007 2:22 PM

Can you tell what is the shelf life of the Evan Williams Egg Nog?
Thank you

Posted by: stefan at March 18, 2006 3:05 PM

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.

Posted by: anon at December 21, 2005 4:11 PM

Really? Did you chill it? We liked it fine when we kept it in the fridge...weren't as impressed with it warm. And as for tasting like Wlid Turkey can you possibly say that's a bad thing?

Posted by: Liquor Snob at December 19, 2005 4:40 PM

I love bourbon; it's my favorite drink.

I love egg nog; it's my favorite holiday drink.

I bought Evan Williams egg nog a few weeks ago. It tastes like 101 proof Wild Turkey and milk... in other words, nasty.

Posted by: anon at December 19, 2005 3:46 PM
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