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  1. #21
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    Re: BOTM 3/10: Evan Williams Black Label 86 proof

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    The stereotypical HH notes really come through with the HH. Grassy, minty, eucalyptus-y. The EWB is much more balanced. There are those herbal notes, but they are countered by caramel and a hint of wood.
    Nailed it. I'll be buying more of these.

    Thanks for picking this one, and resurrecting BOTM, Joe. I might have never tried it if not for you.

  2. #22
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    Re: BOTM 3/10: Evan Williams Black Label 86 proof

    Quote Originally Posted by Dramiel McHinson View Post
    I can't believe I missed that. Maybe that's why my grandfather was so confident in which were 7 and which were not. I will be visiting again in early summer. I will make a closer inspection if he hasn't drained them all by the time I get back. Regardless, it's a lot of EW.
    The current label has "1st" where the old one had "7".

  3. #23
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    Re: BOTM 3/10: Evan Williams Black Label 86 proof

    It might be blashphemus to mention a different variation of the BOTM, but I went to go pick up a black label and saw that the EW 1783 was only $1 more. Is it not that much better than the black label?

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    Re: BOTM 3/10: Evan Williams Black Label 86 proof

    Quote Originally Posted by nblair View Post
    It might be blashphemus to mention a different variation of the BOTM, but I went to go pick up a black label and saw that the EW 1783 was only $1 more. Is it not that much better than the black label?
    Haven't tried the current NAS version side-by-side with the BL. The 1783 used to be 10 years old but went NAS in late 2006. I'm sure it's no coincidence that was ten years after the HH Bardstown distillery was destroyed by fire.
    Scott

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    Re: BOTM 3/10: Evan Williams Black Label 86 proof

    I went out and purchased a bottle last night. Looking forward to trying it.

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    Re: BOTM 3/10: Evan Williams Black Label 86 proof

    I'm sipping on some EW Black right now. You just can't beat this stuff for the price.

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    Re: BOTM 3/10: Evan Williams Black Label 86 proof

    For a comparison of the current NAS and the 7YO, please see our discussion:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ead.php?t=9211

    Tony, Traver, and I did some drinkin' and some chattin' and recorded our comments.

    For the record, I really like EWB. I haven't bought it in some time, but I need to rectify that oversight on my part!
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    Re: BOTM 3/10: Evan Williams Black Label 86 proof

    Some great post back to some great old threads I really enjoyed them. You three should get together and do some more of these.
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider, is chaos for the fly.

  9. #29
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    Re: BOTM 3/10: Evan Williams Black Label 86 proof

    I remember trying EWB 20 years ago and thinking it was surprisingly good for the price. Esquire listed it as "the best cheap booze" a couple of months ago (http://www.esquire.com/features/drin...p-liquor-0209). I don't read the mag, but a while ago they also listed my favorite album (John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman) as the best ever, so sometimes they hit it right.

  10. #30
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    Re: BOTM 3/10: Evan Williams Black Label 86 proof

    I can heartily recommend EWB for deglazing your BBQ plate and amazing your friends as huge flames reach for your eyebrows!

    I really enjoyed this on the rocks over the weekend and it worked a treat in a bourbon & coke last night. Versatile, cheap and inoffensive good juice IMO

 

 

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