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upstate
01-05-2007, 07:27
Why these two? Thats what I had! This is my first van winkle product, so I will try to give my impressions. Lot B: dense, compact, rich. Tastes of maple, vanilla extract. Nose, delicate but leads you straight to the taste. Finish, about an hour per sip, really, easily the longest finish I have experienced to date and the warming of the alcohol is perfect. excellent bourbon, except I think I miss the rye. Enter the EC12. I have given my impressions of this before, I really like this one to, and for the first time noted the wintergreen everyone talks about. I was thinking it was the taste people were talking about, I experience it more as a mouthfeel(almost reminds me slightly of gin). anybody now how much rye is in EC12? Im trying to get a feel for my rye content preference. Anyways both excellent bourbons( they almost all are!!!). All responses welcomed.

emr454
01-05-2007, 08:27
I have not tried any of the PVW products yet, but I have tried the EC12 and it is my favorite so far. Very good buy for the price!

Eric

Vange
01-05-2007, 08:31
Lot B is one of my favs ESCPECIALLY in that price range. I tried EC18 and disliked it. Too charry for me. I have never tried EC12 though.

jburlowski
01-05-2007, 15:28
Love the Lot B; certainly in my top ten. EC12 can very very good and an incredible value. But since it varies so much in quality (taste profile) I've stopped buying it.

Old Lamplighter
01-06-2007, 00:25
Love the Lot B; certainly in my top ten. EC12 can very very good and an incredible value. But since it varies so much in quality (taste profile) I've stopped buying it.

This has been my experience as well with EC12. IMHO, of the EC12s I have had, none came anywhere remotely close to VW Lot B. I have not had the priviledge of enjoying Lot B very often, but, when I have it is easily in my top 10 every time.

scopenut
01-06-2007, 09:28
Lot B is easily in my top five. Have not tried the EC12.

-Kevin

wskybnt
01-06-2007, 23:53
Had them both. The EC12 is a nice pour, that I intend to have stocked and on hand, but it's not in the same game as lot B. Lot B is a top 10 for me....

SBOmarc
01-08-2007, 11:33
An intersting choice to deabte. I am second to none in my support and admiration for Lot B. In this market I can have EC 12 twice for what it costs for a single bottle of Lot B. This leads to another question...

At what point do you add value into the equation when choosing. When my wallet talks I have no problem making the EC 12 and others my choice. When I want to spend the "bonus" dollars, I look for Lot B and other $40 plus bottles.

Big Chipper
01-08-2007, 13:14
I could buy 2 1/2 bottles of EC12 for what one bottle of Lot B costs me. Every single time, I'd opt for the Lot B. It's more than 2 1/2 times better to me.

gothbat
01-08-2007, 14:59
My preference tends to lean toward wheat recipe bourbons like the Lot B so itís almost no contest for me on this one. The EC12 is a great value, I was surprised by how good it was and thinking about it makes me realize that itís been too long since I last bought this one. EC12 would win against a lot of the rye recipe bourbons Iíve tried but in this case it doesnít stand a chance.

Frodo
01-12-2007, 12:39
I could buy 2 1/2 bottles of EC12 for what one bottle of Lot B costs me. Every single time, I'd opt for the Lot B. It's more than 2 1/2 times better to me.

Interesting! When both of these were sold at the LCBO, the Lot B was twice the price as the EC 12 and about 1.5 times as good IMHO. There's nothing wrong with the Lot B and it is a more enjoyable pour than the EC 12 for me. But the EC 12 and ETL are the best values in Bourbonland I have come across for my palate with a tip of the hat to Weller 12yr and JBB.