That said, it had a very cool chocolate hint that I miss and keep meaning to come back to.
I think the current bottling taste a lot like some EW 10 year which I can still pick up at about $14 a bottle so I will stick to it. I have several bottles of EC12 from 1986 that I think has a very different taste profile from the current stuff which I prefer.
EC 12 was one of the first bourbons I encountered when I rediscovered bourbon a decade and a half ago. I have not found any of the eponymous (B_P) bottling, however, so am hoping someone in Bardstown next week will share!
For a number of years there was a store in my area that sold EC12 for 16.99. I bought it for years and then just started to take it for granted. Then one day it was 25.99.
Just spent a lovely two hours with EC12. Have been drinking it for years. Sometimes the flavor profile drifted a little but it has been a long time since I have been disappointed.
My take is the same, not always the first rate but always a good choice, especially for the price.
I couldn't find EC12 for a while. A new store opened a couple of weeks ago and they have it. I bought a bottle since it has always been a favorite. This is the first time I have had a bottle that I didn't think was very good. It's very woody and almost has a bitter taste. I hope my taster was just off. I'll give it another try this evening.
love it. it's one of the bottles i always have on hand and replenish before it's dry.