Evan Williams Bourbon in Bardstown, Kentucky has announced the newest addition to its growing line of flavored whiskey with the launch of Evan Williams Apple Bourbon. The company says it marries bourbon with the crisp taste of green apples for a delicious taste experience.
Apple Flavored Bourbon Overtakes Honey Flavored Bourbon
Apple has seen heightened success across the brown spirits category as the flavor surpasses honey in popularity according to IWSR. As the flavored whiskey category has continued to expand, both established flavors like honey, and newer entrants like apple, are propelling the segment to nearly 10 million nine-liter cases, showing that flavored whiskeys are still a key growth opportunity. The addition of Evan Williams Apple rounds out the flavor offerings within the Evan Williams flavors franchise, providing retailers an opportunity to build on the franchise success. The company says that Evan Williams Honey grew at seven percent over the last 12 months.
Tasting notes provided by Evan Williams say the Apple Bourbon is crisp, green apple forward with Bourbon behind. The taste is juicy, sweet apple with hints of caramel and light spice, with a long, smooth finish of a green apple and Bourbon blend.
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“Evan Williams Apple is an approachable flavor that stays true to the quality of Evan Williams Bourbon and personality of the brand,” said Julie Cole, Evan Williams Brand Manager. “We look forward to bringing in new consumers to the Evan Williams franchise, as well as giving our current consumers more choice.”
Evan Williams Apple will be supported by the “Picked Fresh. Poured Smooth” tagline, as well as a dedicated media program and point-of-sale products throughout summer 2019. Mirroring the rest of the Flavors line, Evan Williams Apple is bottled at 70 proof and has a suggested retail price of $14.99 for a 750ml bottle.