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RegChumpington
01-16-2012, 08:35
Hey everyone,

I recently was reacquainted with Evan Williams black label, which I'd avoided as a rule since college. I was pretty pleasantly surprised by it and decided to look and see what other offerings are available. I saw mention of the white label / 100 proof version (which is still on the EW site) which I don't think I've seen in southern California. My searches of the usual suspects online also turned up nothing. Is this still being bottled?

Thanks much!

JayMonster
01-16-2012, 08:58
If I am not mistaken the "White Label" is BiB, so perhaps altering the search accordingly may produce the results you are seeking. I can't definitively that it is still being produced, but a search for Evan Williams BiB certainly brings up plenty of sources that still sell it.

mosugoji64
01-16-2012, 09:07
Here's a thread about EWBIB:
http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16087&highlight=EW+bib+roll+call
Post #16 has a list from HH of states that sell it. I highly recommend tracking down a bottle - it's good stuff!

RegChumpington
01-16-2012, 09:17
Well, thanks for the info... that seems to be a pretty small target to hit. Guess I'll watch eBay for a bottle, which I am interested in solely for the value of the container as a collectible and not the contents therein (which will be promptly and properly drained, of course.)

sku
01-16-2012, 09:23
Heaven Hill makes a bunch of pretty good, low priced BIBs that are only available in very limited markets, usually around Kentucky. Along with EW BIB, there is Old Heaven Hill BIB, JTS Brown BIB and Heaven Hill Gold Label. I've never seen any of these in California.

wmpevans
01-16-2012, 10:38
Evan Williams white label is the BIB expression.

This is readily available in the metro Atlanta market at $20-$22/1.75 L.

It's pretty good stuff, with a typical HH taste profile.

And I'm not related, although I'm sure we share some Welsh ancestry.:cool:

William Evans

soad
01-16-2012, 12:07
Heaven Hill makes a bunch of pretty good, low priced BIBs that are only available in very limited markets, usually around Kentucky. Along with EW BIB, there is Old Heaven Hill BIB, JTS Brown BIB and Heaven Hill Gold Label. I've never seen any of these in California.

Can anyone compare/contrast Old Ezra 101 (which I have and love) and other actual Heaven Hill products of similar proof...HH BIB and EW BIB.

I really want to try the BIB's but live far from where they are available....am I getting a good representative taste from these products by drinking the Ezra, or do I need to go on a road trip? :cool:
thanks!

tmckenzie
01-16-2012, 17:09
I got my last bottle in a VA abc store when we were making brandy at Mt. Vernon last year. I sure did enjoy it.

T Comp
01-16-2012, 18:01
Heaven Hill makes a bunch of pretty good, low priced BIBs that are only available in very limited markets, usually around Kentucky. Along with EW BIB, there is Old Heaven Hill BIB, JTS Brown BIB and Heaven Hill Gold Label. I've never seen any of these in California.

It would be interesting if somebody could pull off a tasting of the 4 year old rye finished Heaven Hill made BIB's and report on any discernible difference. I believe their current labels for these are the Old Heaven Hill, JTS Brown, Evan Williams and JW Dant brands. Is HH actually able to put out a different taste profile for each label brand just on barrel selection? I'm most familiar with the Old Heaven Hill but once had a 2 ounce sampling of the Evan Williams BIB and thought it was superior.

kc outdoorsman
01-17-2012, 12:28
I found some at HY Vee in KC Mo and it was cheap but rough. Not my choice

ethangsmith
01-17-2012, 15:22
Can anyone compare/contrast Old Ezra 101 (which I have and love) and other actual Heaven Hill products of similar proof...HH BIB and EW BIB.

I really want to try the BIB's but live far from where they are available....am I getting a good representative taste from these products by drinking the Ezra, or do I need to go on a road trip? :cool:
thanks!

The Old Ezra is 7 years old and 101 proof, most of the HH BIB products are 4 years old. I have found the Old Ezra to be much more sweet with stronger wood and vanilla flavors than any of the HH BIB stuff- including the T.W. Samuels, Old HH, J.W. Dant, and J.T.S. Brown. If it were up to me, I'd pick the Old Ezra 101 every time. Not to say any of the HH BIB products are bad. All of them are excellent but lack much depth and barrel flavor. If you're into higher proof whiskey that has a good portion of grain flavors, the HH BIB products would be an excellent choice. I like to always have a supply of both the Old Ezra 101 and Old HH BIB on hand since they are inexpensive and good whiskey for the money.

T Comp
01-17-2012, 17:57
The Old Ezra is 7 years old and 101 proof, most of the HH BIB products are 4 years old. I have found the Old Ezra to be much more sweet with stronger wood and vanilla flavors than any of the HH BIB stuff- including the T.W. Samuels, Old HH, J.W. Dant, and J.T.S. Brown. If it were up to me, I'd pick the Old Ezra 101 every time. Not to say any of the HH BIB products are bad. All of them are excellent but lack much depth and barrel flavor. If you're into higher proof whiskey that has a good portion of grain flavors, the HH BIB products would be an excellent choice. I like to always have a supply of both the Old Ezra 101 and Old HH BIB on hand since they are inexpensive and good whiskey for the money.

Yeah I forgot about T.W. Samuels as another 4 year HH BIB. Very good description of them having great grain flavor but lacking depth and barrel flavor...just what you need on some nights. Old Ezra 101 is not readily available here unfortunately but luckily I have some dusty Medley distilled Ezra Brooks to take care of my Ezra itch :grin: .

Photodudems
01-19-2012, 16:21
I got my last bottle in a VA abc store when we were making brandy at Mt. Vernon last year. I sure did enjoy it.

I get it in VA all the time. About $13 for a 750.