Evan Williams Single Barrel is crap, skip it. Now I get to mix another fifth of less than stellar bourbon.
Bummer. It was great when I had it 10 or so years ago especially at the price. Haven't had it since then. It once got "whiskey of the year" by Malt Advocate - which is a fine honor and back when I had it I thought it well deserved the praise. But the quality may have slipped since then. OTOH from your dislikes of other whiskeys and the whiskey's you say are superior to one's I think are less than fantastic perhaps our pallets may not align. I'd love to do a whiskey tasting with you. How do we set that up?
I tend to dislike harsh, acidic, and alcoholic Bourbons. So I dislike Woodford and Bookers. I find many Bourbons boring - Larceny, Jefferson, Four Roses Small Batch, etc. I gravitate an underlying sweetness in the Bourbon - Knob Creek, Bulleit, Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, Basil Hayden, Blanton's Bakers, Four Roses Single Barrel, etc.
It might be you need to be the anti-Dixon. We had a wine store in town and whatever the guy suggested I knew not to buy. Our tastes were diametrically opposed. I've got a buddy and I always ask his opinion. We don't line up either, but if he thinks it is awesome I will as well. He appreciates several brands I find boring or dislike. I believe he drinks everything straight, with a splash or over ice. I try it straight and over ice and if it don't trip the trigger after trying on more than one occasion it becomes part of a ginger and bourbon.