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    Ewsb 2000

    Hey all,

    Wondering what your opinions were about EWSB 2000. This is the first bottle I have had, as I have been drinking 98's and 99's. I must say I was very underwhelmed. Poured my first glass, and the initial smell was of tasty caramel. Then I took my first sip. The first word that popped into my head was 'chemical'. After a few more sips, actually poured it out (something I have rarely done with any bourbon).

    I hope maybe after it gets some air to it I'll see some changes. If not, I'm probably going to dump it down the drain......

    Anyone else notice this taste?

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    Re: Ewsb 2000

    I greatly prefer the 2000 to the 1998 and 1999, but that's why we say "your mileage may vary."

    They are, however, unquestionably different, probably the greatest deviation over a couple year period ever.

    The 2000 may grow on you.

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    Re: Ewsb 2000

    An interesting thing them taste buds.....

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    Re: Ewsb 2000

    Don't give up hope, I've had a few bottles I wasn't overly fond of... but they either grew on me or they opened up to fantastic bourbons. The biggest one was a bottle of ER101 that tasted VERY off... but as it opened up and sat a bit became pretty great stuff.

    I disliked the OF repeal bourbon at first, but it's grown on me... hang in there!
    "So long as the presence of death lurks with anyone who goes through the simple act of swallowing, I will make mine whiskey"

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    Re: Ewsb 2000

    I like the 2k way better than the 99.
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    Re: Ewsb 2000

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanSheen View Post
    I like the 2k way better than the 99.
    or at least the SB you had from 2K is better than the SB from 99....

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    Re: Ewsb 2000

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    or at least the SB you had from 2K is better than the SB from 99....
    Yeah, but the diaper profile was hardly limited to a region or a few barrels.
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    Re: Ewsb 2000

    I have a bottle of the 2000, and like it alot... I'd let it sit for awhile, try again later. The alcohol bite seems to separate itself from the the other flavors. I do get a little pepper spice on the tip of my tongue that's a bit sharp...

    Jeff
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    Re: Ewsb 2000

    There was some discussion on the EWSB '00 under a thread in the Premium section. It starts on page 2:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...t=13467&page=2

    You might find some useful things there.

    Mark

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    Re: Ewsb 2000

    Thanks for all the responses. I tried again a few days after opening, and I noticed an improvement. The chemical taste had subsided, and it seemed to be a bit smoother. On the road now, so I'm looking forward to getting home and havin' another 'snort'.... .

 

 

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