Well, it happened - tonight, out of the blue, my wife asked me to pour her "some of that whiskey you had the other night"... this happened to be EWSB '94, which she had a sip of, and said it was "bearable" at the time.
Tonight, she drank a decent 2 oz. pour, and claimed that she was "starting to like the stuff".
Oddly enough, I offered her a sip of my EC12, which she didn't like at all. I'm wondering if it was the higher proof, along with the additional flavor complexity when compared to the EWSB? I've always found the two to have some similar tastes, although I will concede that the EC12 is a bit "bigger".
Any suggestions on other "lighter" bourbons that I could give her? She tried Maker's Mark when I bought my first bottle of it, and didn't really care for the taste... but that was before she was interested in whiskey at all.
At any rate - I'm just really excited that she's finally starting to see what I make such a big deal about. Even if she never catches the bourbon bug like I have, it's good to know that I might be able to coax her down the path.