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    Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    I've been digging thru the archives but haven't found much on EW 1783, which is supposed to be aged a little longer than the EWB.

    Anybody try it? Thoughts or characteristics? I appreciate any comments.

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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    I don't know what the respective ages are anymore since they both went NAS, but EW1783 definitely tastes a bit older to me. It has a more rounded flavor and much less of the grainy note that I get from EWB.

    EW1783 isn't anything special, but to me it just has that quintessential 'bourbon taste'. The price is right, too, at just $10 around here.

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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    I would say that EW 1783 is one of the least expensive whiskies that I could recommend. I was never sure why it seemed to be a few bucks cheaper than regular EW. Keep in mind when reading old posts that a few years ago, both had age statements, now they don't.

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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    They're about as close to brothers as whiskys can be. Originally designed by Parker Beam (reputably his favorite) 1783 was older (10 years) close in proof (86 vs 90) a bit richer, rounder and smoother than Evan Williams Black label without being a lot more expensive. Times changed but the flavor profile is still more so than EWB.

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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    I have considered suggesting EW 1783 as BOTM. At only about a dollar more for a 750, it seems significantly superior to regular EW. I buy it by the handle when I get a chance. (Of course, I buy lots of bourbon by the handle when I get a chance.)
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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    1783 is certainly a candidate for purchase by the handle.

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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    Decided to pick up an EW 1783 as a cheap bottle to have in the hotel during my travels this week. Anyone have an educated guess on the age? It has a very nice nose and so far a distinct upgrade from EWB. I will throw out 7-9 year bourbon as I get more of a resemblance to the EWSB that I have open at the house.

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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    Originally of course it was age stated at 10 years and though that has fallen off the label the brand/flavor profile is still of an older, richer version of EWB.
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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    i used to use the 1783 around the holidays to make a spiced apple-bourbon batch. i tried it with other brands but the 1783 worked best. i dont know how or why i settled on the 1783.....maybe the label and price got my attention one day. havent tried it straight in some time though.

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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    Considering that the current NAS 1783 is surely closer to 7 years than it used to be, it might be interesting to compare it to the old 7 year age-stated EWB. I would, but I'm fresh out of both.

 

 

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