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flintlock
01-05-2011, 13:44
The new Evan Williams SB expression is showing up on the shelves and I haven't pulled the trigger yet. I'm still bunkering 2000 (which I liked very well) and some 97.

Has anyone tried a bottle? How did they do with this product?

smokinjoe
01-05-2011, 13:49
The new Evan Williams SB expression is showing up on the shelves and I haven't pulled the trigger yet. I'm still bunkering 2000 (which I liked very well) and some 97.

Has anyone tried a bottle? How did they do with this product?

That's the first I've heard that it has hit retail. Thanks for the heads up. The EWSB's have ranged from good, to fantastic, with me. I would expect this to be at least within that range. There is a 100% guarantee that I will buy one as soon as I see it. And, probably more, thereafter. :)

flintlock
01-05-2011, 13:55
Well, I guess I need to get a bottle post-haste. I assumed it was everywhere else, and were getting the tail end of things. How rare to be on the cutting edge! :cool:

PAspirit1
01-05-2011, 14:44
That reminds me that I want to make sure and pick up some more of the 2000.

Lucas Jackson
01-05-2011, 19:04
I tried the 1999 and thought it was so-so. The 2000 was much better to me. Ill be sure to get a couple 2000's for the bunker before they go bye bye. I will also be awaiting the arrival of the 2001 vintage. Both bottles I have had were very drinkable bourbon and had some character.

Thanks for the heads up!

jburlowski
01-14-2011, 16:39
Just tried the 2001. First impression: something is missing here --- very weak and thin with very little flavor.

I must stress this is my first taste... but at this point it doesn't look good.

bourbonNOOG
01-14-2011, 17:19
Just tried the 2001. First impression: something is missing here --- very weak and thin with very little flavor.

I must stress this is my first taste... but at this point it doesn't look good.

Glad I didn't pull the trigger at 28.99 yesterday.

cigarnv
01-15-2011, 02:55
Just tried the 2001. First impression: something is missing here --- very weak and thin with very little flavor.

I must stress this is my first taste... but at this point it doesn't look good.

I think you are on target John...... At $27-30 there are better values.... IMO this includes the EW BIB for $11-14.....

George
01-15-2011, 10:37
I wanted to grab a bottle of the 2001 I saw on the shelf, but the price was $34, which I felt was a bit high. :smiley_acbt:

I really liked the 1999 and 2000.

smokinjoe
01-15-2011, 11:46
I picked one up the other day, and, I've been playing around with it, since. It is one of the less bold iterations from the series. And so, I can see where John can find it to be weak and thin on first blush. I find more to it, though. It seems older than it is, as there is a hit of nice oak on finish. It's very refined. Nice vegetal, leather, black tea, and toffee come through, but none is dominant. They make their quick appearance and then meld back into the mixture. This bourbon reminds me very much of many of the ER17's from the BTAC. The EWSB is refined, subdued, and...elegant, just like I find the ER17's to be. If you desire a whalloping big bourbon, this may not be for you. I, though, am a fan.

Now, it's off to Stats and the Dome to pound beers, hoot and holler, and cheer on the Falcons! Burp...

cowdery
01-15-2011, 18:51
I'm with Joe. It won't knock you on your ass. It's more like a comfortable visit with an old friend. Nothing spectacular and nothing new, but deeply enjoyable nonetheless.

squire
01-16-2011, 11:55
I haven't been really tempted by the EWSB in quite awhile now but this one bears looking into.