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  1. #11
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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    Quote Originally Posted by higgins View Post
    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.
    I don't think that would be a fair comparison as the age-stated bottles will be pre-fire HH and taste quite a bit different from current HH. Many have commented on the prominent eucalyptus flavor that was common in older HH bottles but is nonexistent in what they're making now. It was a love-it-or-hate-it thing. I like current HH bottles quite a lot and while I find their older, pre-fire stuff interesting it's not something I reach for often.
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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    I think comparison is valuable because most all information is useful but Brian is correct, they're different creatures today.
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  3. #13
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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    10yr 1783 is really really good if you can find it. EWB is a great mixer.
    Bourbon only requires a glass.

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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    I think 1783 is one of the best values out there. It is the bar brand at The Porch where we congregate and, at $4.50 a pour .. it's the go-to when you just want a refreshing bourbon on ice without a lot of thought going into the purchase. At around $10 bucks .. it is better than many you can pay many more time for IMO.
    We did find some of the old 10-year old up in Georgia and have a few bunkered. It is much better than today's "10-star" ... but ... it's all good.
    Jon

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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    Yet another value brand I can't get here in AZ.

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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    I've tried the current versions back to back. 1783 is a more refined pour without some of the raw edges of the black label, but they are very similar.

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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    Recently did a comparo with an older 10yr age stated 1783 with a current release 1783. No contest there, the 10yr was much better. I used to recommend the 1783 when it was a 10yr but I don't any longer. The NAS juice does seem to hold up well to water as in melting ice, just doesn't work for me as a neat sipper. I still have a number of Bourbon knowledgable friends who drink it with ice and like it as a value pour.

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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    The 10 year version is certainly worth stocking up if you can find any.
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  9. #19
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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    I used to be a huge fan of EW 1783. But in the past few years I have been reaching for EW BIB and FC instead. I guess my tastes have just changed to higher proof expressions.

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    Re: Thoughts on EW 1783 vs EWB?

    I think 1783 would definitely be improved by moving the proof upwards.
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