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birdman1099
11-17-2008, 17:52
I cam across a few EWSB 1992 and I picked them up.(since I heard the 1991 won world whiskey award.)

I opened it and was not immediately impressed. so, I put it up for a while and went back to check it.


nothing !!!!!:hot:


I am really surprised anyone would bottle this stuff. it is just not good.

Any chance i got a "bad" bottle?

I'd hate to open up another one to find out they taste the same.


Who else has had this and what are your thoughts????

cowdery
11-17-2008, 21:38
You most likely did not get a bad bottle and they most likely will all taste the same.

Was this your first experience with Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage?

Some years are better than others, but anyone who loves one year and hates another has a very sensitive palate. To me, there isn't that much variation from year to year.

What's cool about EWSB is that it is the best 9-year-old whiskey Heaven Hill can find in its warehouses at any given moment.

A 1992 EWSB is solidly pre-fire and, therefore, definitely DSP-31 production, all of which is rated "buy" by me, so you probably can find a nearby SBer willing to take it off your hands.

spun_cookie
11-17-2008, 21:45
... but anyone who loves one year and hates another has a very sensitive palate. To me, there isn't that much variation from year to year.

I would like to think I am a sensitive guy (ha ha), but there are some distinct differences in these puppies. The most noticeable to me was the 96 to 97. Different bourbons if you as me... I have a 91 (curtsy of AC), but I have not tried it... Why don't you ship me that handle of that old green labeled stuff... I think it was DSP 16 and I will send you my 91 for it... I know it does not seem fair, but I am OK with the sacrifice :D

Oh..m and the 92 is very ordinary... Not bad, but not great.

fishnbowljoe
11-17-2008, 22:08
I have a bottle of 93. Wonder if it's worth opening. Joe

spun_cookie
11-17-2008, 22:17
I have a bottle of 93. Wonder if it's worth opening. Joe
Joe, for $20, who cares. What else are you going to do with it?

Worst case it becomes a comparison bourbon or bourbon and coke bourbon, best case you really like it... And still... Its only $20.

ACDetroit
11-17-2008, 23:03
there are some distinct differences in these puppies. The most noticeable to me was the 96 to 97. Different bourbons if you as me...
Oh..m and the 92 is very ordinary... Not bad, but not great.

Yeah "E", I would hope you can tell the difference between 96 and 97! They were made at 2 different places! :lol:

Tony

Virus_Of_Life
11-18-2008, 00:29
I thought '90 was the Whiskey of the Year? Anyway I am pretty sure I have one with that imprinted on the wax. Maybe it is a '91, heck I ain't digging it out right now just wonderin'.

birdman1099
11-18-2008, 07:19
Was this your first experience with Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage?



I've had a few other vintages that i really liked. this one tastes nothing like the others I've had. (that i can remember)

birdman1099
11-18-2008, 07:22
Why don't you ship me that handle of that old green labeled stuff... I think it was DSP 16 and I will send you my 91 for it... .



stop dreaming about my green label stuff !!!:skep:

I trade you a 92 ewsb for that 91 !!!!:grin:

jeff
11-18-2008, 17:02
I too was disappointed with the '92. The 1991 iteration was my very favorite to date. The '92 was rather hot and tannic IIRC.

Virus_Of_Life
11-22-2008, 15:00
I thought '90 was the Whiskey of the Year? Anyway I am pretty sure I have one with that imprinted on the wax. Maybe it is a '91, heck I ain't digging it out right now just wonderin'.

While taking photos for my inventory database [for insurance reasons] I came across this existing photo I took when I found the 1990. There are other things in the picture but you can clearly see the 1990 and the WOTY around the neck.

smokinjoe
11-22-2008, 15:30
While taking photos for my inventory database [for insurance reasons] I came across this existing photo I took when I found the 1990. There are other things in the picture but you can clearly see the 1990 and the WOTY around the neck.

Huh, I've never seen that bottle with the WOTY on the neck. Cool. :cool:

BTW Christian, are you practicing cookin' mash in that crock pot? :D
:toast:

ILLfarmboy
11-22-2008, 15:57
Huh, I've never seen that bottle with the WOTY on the neck.....



One local Hy-Vee took advantage of that woty tag and sticker. They jacked the price up for that year's release to about 40 bucks.

birdman1099
11-22-2008, 18:20
From the Evan Williams website...





Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage http://services.contentmagic.com/images/article/86_1095273583123.jpg

Like a fine wine, each bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon contains a vintage date telling the exact day it was put in an oak barrel to age. Every year, a new vintage of Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage is released to critical acclaim. The 1990 Vintage was the first Bourbon to be awarded "Whiskey of the Year" by The Spirit Journal. The 1991 Vintage was awarded "Domestic Whiskey of the Year" by The Malt Advocate and "Spirit of the Year" by Wine & Spirits. Most recently, the 1992 Vintage was named "Spirit of the Year" by Food & Wine and "Best Bottling of 2001" by Wine Enthusiast.


I don't see how my 1992 could win ANY type of award !!!:skep:

unclebunk
10-17-2009, 17:41
I found a 1990 EWSB and a 1992 as well today. But the price ($45 each) stopped me from buying them. This is pre-fire HH juice, and that intrigues me, but after reading some of the comments about the 1992 bottling tasting crappy I'm even more reluctant. Any thoughts?

hectic1
10-18-2009, 08:34
I found a 1990 EWSB and a 1992 as well today. But the price ($45 each) stopped me from buying them. This is pre-fire HH juice, and that intrigues me, but after reading some of the comments about the 1992 bottling tasting crappy I'm even more reluctant. Any thoughts? $45 a bottle for those is too high IMO. I have found 1989, 1990, and 1993 versions in the Chicago area and all were under $30.

tommyboy38
10-18-2009, 12:01
When I first bought a bottle of EWSB, IIRC it was about $15 for the 1990 or 1991. I've seen a few older bottles in some stores with jacked up prices.
They'll probably still be thee in another 10 years as they keep raising the prices.

unclebunk
10-18-2009, 12:43
$45 a bottle for those is too high IMO. I have found 1989, 1990, and 1993 versions in the Chicago area and all were under $30.


When I first bought a bottle of EWSB, IIRC it was about $15 for the 1990 or 1991. I've seen a few older bottles in some stores with jacked up prices.
They'll probably still be thee in another 10 years as they keep raising the prices.

I agree with both of you. If the guy would drop them to $30 I'd get them, but $45 seems way too steep.