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trumpstylz
06-24-2011, 04:09
I haven't had this one since it changed from the 10 year a while back. Is it worth the money? What are your thoughts?

cigarnv
06-24-2011, 05:28
IMO a waste of $$$. The weakest of the entire EW line.

sailor22
06-24-2011, 10:57
I used to use it as a value pour and an example of how you didn't have to spend a lot of $ for good juice. But after a blind test a few months back that saw it come in way last out of 6 pours priced similarly I have changed my opinion. Save your $ and try something else first. As always JMHO and YMMV.

BourbonJoe
06-24-2011, 11:23
I drank it when it was 10 years old. When they removed the age statement they lost me.
Joe

mosugoji64
06-24-2011, 12:10
I'm going to go out on a limb here and be the voice of opposition. I bought my first bottle of this recently and enjoyed it quite a bit. While it would be considerably better at a higher proof, it's good and very good for the money. A friend of mine tried 1783 in the past and found it cloyingly sweet, but really enjoyed the pour he got from my bottle. I don't know if I got lucky or not, but this bottle has a great corn husk flavor with a vanilla/caramel background and a pleasing hint of tobacco in the finish. It's very inexpensive, so I say if you're interested give it a try. If you don't like it, you can send me the leftovers :grin:

Gillman
06-24-2011, 14:11
Jeff Yeast nailed the palate years ago! I haven't tried it in recent years, I wonder if it is the same.

Gary

tmckenzie
06-24-2011, 14:37
It is probably the best of the ew line along with the bib. I have not notcied a change with the age statement being gone, I only rarely am able to get it as it is not sold in NY.

Dr. François
06-24-2011, 17:16
Jeff Yeast nailed the palate years ago! I haven't tried it in recent years, I wonder if it is the same.

Gary

Was this the asparagus bourbon?

Gillman
06-24-2011, 18:06
Yes, that was his term to describe the taste.

I hope it hasn't changed taste because it was so unique (even if not quite 10 years old).

gary

ethangsmith
06-25-2011, 05:26
I like it as a decent, mellow, easy-to-drink pour in the evenings if I'm not looking for something too sophisticated.

PaulO
06-25-2011, 07:13
I think it's a decent well bourbon. I found it to be like a milder tasting version of regular EW. I didn't notice any odd flavors or smells. It costs only around $10 here.

rocky480
06-29-2011, 14:22
Here in VA, it's around $14, I think, and I wasn't impressed by it. EW BIB is a couple of bucks cheaper, and a lot better IMO, but that's just my tastes chiming in on the question.

Photodudems
07-05-2011, 18:12
Here in VA, it's around $14, I think, and I wasn't impressed by it. EW BIB is a couple of bucks cheaper, and a lot better IMO, but that's just my tastes chiming in on the question.

EW BIB rocks! I love the stuff.

Rughi
07-05-2011, 23:14
EW BIB rocks! I love the stuff.

They don't have Heaven Hill Bond nuthin' out here in California (except for McKenna Bond...so far :cool: ). Do the Evan Williams and Heaven Hill bonds of similar ages have similar profiles, or are they distinct from each other?

Roger

tmckenzie
07-06-2011, 04:40
I find each has it's own profile. They do a good job on those bonds.

PaulO
07-06-2011, 04:50
JTS Brown tastes different to me compared to JW Dant and Heaven Hill 4 year and 6 year old.

trumpstylz
07-06-2011, 13:31
I recently tried JTS brown bonded, Heavenhill bonded, and fighting cock (all the same mashbill) and they were all pretty close with some slight differences. All 3 had that distinct heavenhill nuttyness that I dont get as much of in EW (haven't tried the dant). I'll probably stick with HH bonded and EW bonded just because of the price.