I just got back from the store with some 1999 and am trying it for the first time. While looking around here I saw this thread on the 1998 mentions that 1999 is supposed to be the first year at Bernheim post fire.

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...=Evan+Williams

Being new to this hobby and this pour I must say this stuff is extremely smooth. It's very polite, seems a good introductory bourbon for guests. I like it, the smooth finish hides the proof quite well and there is little if any burn.

I'm curious as to what some vets think about this vintage. Is this getting back to the roots of what it was before the fire or simply not that different from previous expressions?