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This one has pretty much the same description as all of the other bourbon honey liqueurs: “Kentucky liqueur made with extra-aged bourbon infused with real honey.”
Color: Pale yellow. It reminds me of a watered-down light beer.
Nose: Sweet as candy with overtones of gasoline and menthol.
Palate: An imbalance of sickly sweet, artificial heat (think diluted Red Hots) and a weird herbal character. There’s a strange fake fruity-floral note throughout.
Finish: Uncomfortably long and cloying sweet.
Verdict: Evan Williams Honey Reserve is gross. There’s nothing enjoyable about it.