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ACDetroit
09-18-2007, 11:03
Just thought some of you in the area might want to attend. I will not be going but I wish I was. The new vintage 1998 bottle is being unveiled in October. Good for the first 350 respondents.

http://www.bardstownbourbonsociety.com/preview/info.shtml


Cheers!

jeff
09-18-2007, 11:33
I checked last night and it was already sold out.

fog
09-18-2007, 13:17
I checked last night and it was already sold out. I read here that last year's 10 yo bourbon was not distilled at HH due to a fire.

When did they start distilling again? Will this years single barrel be from HH distillate?

ggilbertva
09-18-2007, 13:30
I read here that last year's 10 yo bourbon was not distilled at HH due to a fire.

When did they start distilling again? Will this years single barrel be from HH distillate?

The fire happened in November of 1996. Any bottle dated after that would be Jim Beam bourbon. I'm not sure when HH will transition the EWSB back into a HH product but for now, I beleive it is still Beam. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

cowdery
09-18-2007, 13:35
EWSB always has a barrel entry date on the label. Anything entered after November of 1996 isn't DSP-31. Some of the 1996 and all of the 1997 is whiskey made at Jim Beam to Heaven Hill's specifications and supervised by Parker and Craig Beam (P&C). Subsequently, Brown-Forman also made whiskey for them, supervised by P&C, etc. Sometime in 1999 they began producing in their new home, the Bernheim facility in Louisville, but it took maybe another year or more before P&C got the operation there the way they wanted it, so these next few years of EWSB will be interesting. They will be the only legacy of the 96 fire that you'll be able to taste.

There seems to be nothing to be concerned about, as the 1997 is very good and perhaps superior to some of the recent DSP-31 vintages. I'm looking forward to tasting the new one next month, much more so than I have looked forward to one in years.

NorCalBoozer
09-19-2007, 20:37
The fire happened in November of 1996. Any bottle dated after that would be Jim Beam bourbon. I'm not sure when HH will transition the EWSB back into a HH product but for now, I beleive it is still Beam. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.


....then i might actually start liking EWSB again.

I had an incredible '88 but the 95 & 96 were not to my liking.

ggilbertva
09-20-2007, 05:57
....then i might actually start liking EWSB again.

I had an incredible '88 but the 95 & 96 were not to my liking.

I have not had the '95. I thought the '96 was ok and the '97 is very good. I think they did a good job with this years offering. I'm excited to get my hands on the '98.

ACDetroit
09-20-2007, 08:27
I was just at a store yesterday and they had a 1993. Can anyone give me their thoughts?
What is your favorite vintage of EWSB? :grin:

I like my 1994 but have not seen one in a while I have a 1995 sealed but sounds like it might not be great! (I'm sure it's still good)

Let me know.

BourbonJoe
09-20-2007, 18:20
What is your favorite vintage of EWSB? :grin:



The 1994 is about the best one I've had but I'm not that crazy over any of 'em.
Joe :usflag:

mgilbertva
09-20-2007, 20:59
I'm rather a fan of EWSB, although I have not had the opportunity to branch out past the '96 and '97. Thanks to luv2hunt and some lucky dusty hunting expeditions, I have a collection that runs '90-'97, but since most are solo bottles, I don't want to open them quite yet.

I find EWSB to be a subtler, and quite elegant whiskey. It requires a bit more effort than some bourbons to tease out its complexities, but it rewards the attentive and the patient.