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arsbadmojo
03-12-2007, 07:11
If those were your only choices - which one?

My pallette can't tell much difference, and I don't have a preference. Old Forester has a better lookin' bottle IMHO.

Anyone have a definite preference?

full_proof
03-12-2007, 07:29
Mine wouold be the OF100. But if I had to attempt an apples-to-apples comparison (EV Black 86 vs. OF86), then I would still give the nod to OF. The OF to me is heavier and richer; I sense more caramel, vanilla, spice and wood char in the Brown-Forman product. I do enjoy the EV Black though.

arsbadmojo
03-12-2007, 07:37
Good point full_proof, I should have specified - EWB and OF86.

Pharaoh
03-12-2007, 13:34
Like he said. . .

I'd hold off and save up a couple of weeks longer to get the OF 100 (if) that is a choice.

ratcheer
03-12-2007, 14:26
Old Forester, for me.

Tim

reg
03-14-2007, 17:55
Evil Evan.

OscarV
03-15-2007, 14:04
Are you talking about the standard 86 proof Old Forester?
If so then I will have to go with Heaven Hill's flagship, Evan Williams.

straightwhiskeyruffneck
03-16-2007, 02:31
i'd flip a coin, cant go wrong with either. although, i drink evan williams alot more,

J.W.
03-16-2007, 07:06
Old forester 100. One of the best values on the market.

smokinjoe
03-16-2007, 09:38
I think for me, it would be a push if the OF is 86 proof and the EW is the 7 yr. Nod goes to OF if 100. I have not had the EW since they dropped the age statement. Does anyone notice any significant change in the taste profile since?

JOE

ej178
03-18-2007, 20:13
Old Forester has hints of citrus (orange peel) I don't find all that great. EW for me.

straightwhiskeyruffneck
03-18-2007, 23:12
I think for me, it would be a push if the OF is 86 proof and the EW is the 7 yr. Nod goes to OF if 100. I have not had the EW since they dropped the age statement. Does anyone notice any significant change in the taste profile since?

JOE

i've tasted them both, side by side and couldnt tell the difference. but it was right when the new bottles came out, and may not had any change yet. anyone else?

whitepine
03-19-2007, 21:04
Prob evan Will. Its my main choice but I drink OF quite a bit

Route 66
03-21-2007, 02:31
I bought a 1.75 liter of Old Forrester 100 proof once($25). It was the harshest 100 proof bourbon I've tried although I haven't had very many 100+ bourbons. And in fairness it was the least expensive 100 proof I've bought too. It's flavor wasn't overall very appealing to me either but I did get more acquainted to it after a while.

That being said; for the $16 to $17 that a 1.75 liter of Evan Williams Black can be had for around here, it's my personal "staple" bourbon. Better to me than say - Jim Beam White but not as good as Old Grand Dad BIB or Wild Turkey 101. Since it costs less than even the Jim Beam White it has great versatility drinking it straight or in mixers.