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    Elijah Craig 12 y/o

    I had wrote this stuff off after an initial taste. After having a few more glasses, I've grown to like it. Not my favorite but pretty good. Funny how you like stuff you initially thought disappointing.

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    Re: Elijah Craig 12 y/o

    Quote Originally Posted by McDouche View Post
    I had wrote this stuff off after an initial taste. After having a few more glasses, I've grown to like it. Not my favorite but pretty good. Funny how you like stuff you initially thought disappointing.
    Here's a link to a running thread on EC12 . . . glad you enjoy it . . .

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...raig+revisited
    "A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all . . . "

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    Re: Elijah Craig 12 y/o

    Quote Originally Posted by McDouche View Post
    I had wrote this stuff off after an initial taste. After having a few more glasses, I've grown to like it. Not my favorite but pretty good. Funny how you like stuff you initially thought disappointing.
    I had that experience with Maker's Mark - first taste did not impress me. I don't know if changing glassware (Glencairn instead of rocks glass) made the difference, or whether just coming bzck to the bottle later did it.
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    Re: Elijah Craig 12 y/o

    Quote Originally Posted by McDouche View Post
    I had wrote this stuff off after an initial taste. After having a few more glasses, I've grown to like it. Not my favorite but pretty good. Funny how you like stuff you initially thought disappointing.
    Happens to me all the time with the "don't like it, like it" syndrome. In fact, I've experienced the "like it, don't like it, like it" more than a few times, so don't be surprised if this happens to you. Some days the juice hits your sweet spot and other days it doesn't, so try not to rush to judgement when things don't impress you right away. As for me, I love EC12 and it is a permanent fixture on my bar, but it's not for everyone and that's okay. Just keep sippin' and grinnin'!
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

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    Re: Elijah Craig 12 y/o

    Over the years I have found EC12 to be variable. One bottle was terrible while another was very good. This was all a couple of years ago. They may have straightened all this out but I still don't trust it enough to buy it.
    Joe
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    Re: Elijah Craig 12 y/o

    Howdy,

    Knob Creek failed to impress, but I've only had one bottle. Seeing as JBB is my pet Bourbon, I might give KC another try. Interesting post, thanks.

    Eggman

    PS: Then again, maybe I should broaden my outlook and sample EC 12 yr!

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    Re: Elijah Craig 12 y/o

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonJoe View Post
    Over the years I have found EC12 to be variable. One bottle was terrible while another was very good. This was all a couple of years ago. They may have straightened all this out but I still don't trust it enough to buy it.
    Joe
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    Re: Elijah Craig 12 y/o

    I've gotten 2 bottles of EC12 over the last 6 months and both have been very good to excellent.
    I'm into a bottle of EC18 now and it is the best I've ever had.
    ovh

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    Re: Elijah Craig 12 y/o

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    I've gotten 2 bottles of EC12 over the last 6 months and both have been very good to excellent.
    Exactly the same for me, two bottles over the last several months and both great.

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    Re: Elijah Craig 12 y/o

    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Exactly the same for me, two bottles over the last several months and both great.
    Now you guys are just playing with me

    Next I'll be out buying it and end up leaving it at some party...

    "Hey, who's EC12 is this?".... "I dunno, must have been here when you moved in"
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