Went to Heaven Hill's tasting room and tried the EW SB Vintage (98) and the EC18.
I was disappointed with the EC18 (sorry Andy). There was too much tannic oak on the end of it.
I was very pleased with the EWSB. It wasn't mind blowing, but considering I am not generally impressed by any of the EW expressions, this was outstanding. I rated it .5 higher than the EC18 on my personal 10 point scale.