So far, every bottle (total of 3, so not a huge sample) of EC12 I have had strikes me as overly woody and a little too rough. Yet, I have thoroughly enjoyed the ECBP. Now I have a chance to pick up some EC12 from a grocery-store "selected" barrel. Have you guys found these sorts of selections to be quite similar to the small batched bottles you have had, or is there a good chance I would get something significantly different? (I know I've seen reports of big variations between standard bottlings of this whiskey, but my bottles all seem the same, though bought in different seasons, and I am hoping for a change of pace.)
Even better, if you live in Wisconsin, have you tried a Woodman's EC12 selection?
Yeah I know it's only a $25 gamble and it is not likely to be undrinkable, but one more half-empty bottle of the same-tasting stuff on my shelf is probably one too many at this point.
Thanks for the input!