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    Ewsb 1992

    I cam across a few EWSB 1992 and I picked them up.(since I heard the 1991 won world whiskey award.)

    I opened it and was not immediately impressed. so, I put it up for a while and went back to check it.


    nothing !!!!!


    I am really surprised anyone would bottle this stuff. it is just not good.

    Any chance i got a "bad" bottle?

    I'd hate to open up another one to find out they taste the same.


    Who else has had this and what are your thoughts????
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    Re: Ewsb 1992

    You most likely did not get a bad bottle and they most likely will all taste the same.

    Was this your first experience with Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage?

    Some years are better than others, but anyone who loves one year and hates another has a very sensitive palate. To me, there isn't that much variation from year to year.

    What's cool about EWSB is that it is the best 9-year-old whiskey Heaven Hill can find in its warehouses at any given moment.

    A 1992 EWSB is solidly pre-fire and, therefore, definitely DSP-31 production, all of which is rated "buy" by me, so you probably can find a nearby SBer willing to take it off your hands.

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    Re: Ewsb 1992

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    ... but anyone who loves one year and hates another has a very sensitive palate. To me, there isn't that much variation from year to year.
    I would like to think I am a sensitive guy (ha ha), but there are some distinct differences in these puppies. The most noticeable to me was the 96 to 97. Different bourbons if you as me... I have a 91 (curtsy of AC), but I have not tried it... Why don't you ship me that handle of that old green labeled stuff... I think it was DSP 16 and I will send you my 91 for it... I know it does not seem fair, but I am OK with the sacrifice

    Oh..m and the 92 is very ordinary... Not bad, but not great.

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    Re: Ewsb 1992

    I have a bottle of 93. Wonder if it's worth opening. Joe
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    Re: Ewsb 1992

    Quote Originally Posted by fishnbowljoe View Post
    I have a bottle of 93. Wonder if it's worth opening. Joe
    Joe, for $20, who cares. What else are you going to do with it?

    Worst case it becomes a comparison bourbon or bourbon and coke bourbon, best case you really like it... And still... Its only $20.

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    Re: Ewsb 1992

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    there are some distinct differences in these puppies. The most noticeable to me was the 96 to 97. Different bourbons if you as me...
    Oh..m and the 92 is very ordinary... Not bad, but not great.
    Yeah "E", I would hope you can tell the difference between 96 and 97! They were made at 2 different places!

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    Re: Ewsb 1992

    I thought '90 was the Whiskey of the Year? Anyway I am pretty sure I have one with that imprinted on the wax. Maybe it is a '91, heck I ain't digging it out right now just wonderin'.
    Last edited by camduncan; 11-18-2008 at 00:51.
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    Re: Ewsb 1992

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Was this your first experience with Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage?
    I've had a few other vintages that i really liked. this one tastes nothing like the others I've had. (that i can remember)
    Cheers,

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    Re: Ewsb 1992

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    Why don't you ship me that handle of that old green labeled stuff... I think it was DSP 16 and I will send you my 91 for it... .


    stop dreaming about my green label stuff !!!

    I trade you a 92 ewsb for that 91 !!!!
    Cheers,

    Scott

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    Re: Ewsb 1992

    I too was disappointed with the '92. The 1991 iteration was my very favorite to date. The '92 was rather hot and tannic IIRC.
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