View Full Version : How do you prefer your EC12?

09-15-2012, 13:23
Typically, I taste a bourbon neat in a Glencairn, then add a drop of water, then in a rocks glass with ice. Over the years, I have concluded that I prefer the EC12 on the rocks. I'm not quite sure why, but I suspect that ice helps mask the flaws while enhancing its more pleasant attributes. What say you?

09-15-2012, 14:49
I prefer all my whisk(e)y neat. I don't dislike it with a splash of water or a bit of ice, but I prefer it neat 99.9% of the time.

Young Blacksmith
09-15-2012, 16:14
A small cube is nice, but neat will do when I'm out of ice.... :)

09-15-2012, 17:12
I drink it neat, but I drink most everything neat. I'll try it with a cube tonight, out of curiosity.

09-15-2012, 17:48
It's below 100 proof, so neat. If it was above 100 proof I of course prefer neat. The super aged bourbons that are super proof I prefer neat of course and the watered down bourbons around the 80 proof mark of course deserve to be drank.............neat. Other than that I mix the fuck out of rum, vodka, gin (what's that) and tequilla.

09-15-2012, 18:30
Stop mixing your tequila and drink it neat. Come on man! :grin:

I had my EC12 with a cube. For me, it killed off the vanilla flavor which is my favorite part of EC12 and made it into a much more nondescript pour. I'll take this one neat for sure.

09-15-2012, 18:47
I prefer my EC12 down the drain. :grin:

White Dog
09-15-2012, 18:58
I prefer my EC12 to be distilled in Bardstown.

09-15-2012, 19:11
I prefer my EC12 down the drain. :grin:
Literally LOL.

I prefer my EC12 to be distilled in Bardstown.
I first started drinking bourbon at the end of the time when this was likely to have come from Bardstown and sure enjoyed the bottles I got then. Wish I'd bunkered some.

09-15-2012, 20:12
I prefer my EC12 down the drain. :grin:

The off the shelf bottle I have has been poured down the drain on a couple occasions...I just can't get into it. The EC 12 (15) that the GBS did is drank neat.

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09-15-2012, 20:21
In the company of attractive women who also enjoy whiskey.

Trey Manthey
09-16-2012, 07:50
In a Boulevardier!

09-16-2012, 08:46
Aged another six years.

Not sure why, but this one just seems young at twelve compared to others with similer age.


09-16-2012, 12:54
It is strange how it can taste a little young (a little hot with a little green wood flavor) at 12 years, right?

But I like its sweet hot-ness. So I drink it neat.

Phil T
09-16-2012, 13:51
Left on the shelf..I'm not a fan

09-16-2012, 23:13
I have never had a bottle of EC12 that I didn't like. I think it is a great value for a bourbon with some decent age. I have a couple of pours every week and drink it neat.

09-17-2012, 06:51
I've had mixed results with EC12, like many here, but I typically like it with about a teaspoon of cold water. It doesn't fare that well on ice (and I am not at all afraid to put ice in my bourbon).

09-17-2012, 09:06
I prefer my EC12 neat.

09-17-2012, 11:47
I prefer my EC 12 to not have that terrible metallic taste that you find in some bottles of it.
Joe :usflag:

09-17-2012, 13:15
I like my EC12 new make to be aged in warehouses that produce EWSB.

Otherwise, I like it left on the store shelves.

09-18-2012, 06:01
In the company of attractive women who also enjoy whiskey.

And a straw, straight from the bottle. Ain't that why they call it Kentucky Straight Bourbon?:lol: