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  1. #11
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    Re: Elijah Craig 12 y/o

    I've never had a problem with EC12 but I rarely buy it. When I'm in the mood for some Heaven Hill juice, something else always wins. I've gotten close a few times.

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    Re: Elijah Craig 12 y/o

    I've been off it for a while as i too have wasted money on several tainted purchases, i might gamble another $45 over the xmas period given these recent reviews sound promising though...

    It is no secret that I love that elixir of the gods, bourbon.

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    Re: Elijah Craig 12 y/o

    Is there any bourbon (currently available) more controversial than EC12?
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    Re: Elijah Craig 12 y/o

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    Is there any bourbon (currently available) more controversial than EC12?
    Good question, it took me several years to figure out EC 12 and 18.
    The last 2 years being very informative via 2 bottles of the '07 and 1 bottle of the '08 Parker Heritage Collection and now I can truthfully say that I get it.
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    Re: Elijah Craig 12 y/o

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    Is there any bourbon (currently available) more controversial than EC12?
    And the EC18 too! But I happen to love them both. Always have and never managed to get a bum bottle. The EC12 flies around here and is a regular pour when visitors drop by.
    "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

    I have never experienced any tainted bottle of EC12. The several that I have purchased have been very good. And, I will say that my last couple of bottles of EC18 have been magnificent.
    JOE

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    Re: Elijah Craig 12 y/o

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    I have never experienced any tainted bottle of EC12. The several that I have purchased have been very good. And, I will say that my last couple of bottles of EC18 have been magnificent.
    Same with me. EC18 was my "gateway" bourbon that caused me to fall in love with this stuff in the first place. But for an every day pour, EC12 has never failed me.
    "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

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    I have never experienced any tainted bottle of EC12.
    Maybe they're shipping the good stuff to the Big Chicken and to be truthful it has been several years but they were putting out some bad bottles back then. To this day I don't trust it enough to buy it.
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    Re: Elijah Craig 12 y/o

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    Is there any bourbon (currently available) more controversial than EC12?
    OGD BIB, maybe?

    My palate is not as well developed as many of the regulars here but the half-dozen or so bottles of EC12 I've bought over the last couple years have all seemed fine, and uniform. I like it, and quite a lot at that. Not necessarily on my short list of favorites but definitely in the second division.

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    Re: Elijah Craig 12 y/o

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonJoe View Post
    Maybe they're shipping the good stuff to the Big Chicken and to be truthful it has been several years but they were putting out some bad bottles back then. To this day I don't trust it enough to buy it.
    Joe
    They know not to mess with the Big Chicken! I'm out of EC12 right now. But, I'm my way to the Post Office in a few minutes, and I'm going to stop by Sherlock's on the way and pick me up a bottle. We'll see if my luck continues.
    JOE

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