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    Re: BOTM 12/05: Elijah Craig 12yo

    Just one more reason that Leslie is one of the most gracious women I have had the pleasure of meeting. I mean how many others would have tolerated me all the way from Bardstown to Louisville and back?

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    Re: BOTM 12/05: Elijah Craig 12yo

    Dane, that's something we don't talk about.

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    Re: BOTM 12/05: Elijah Craig 12yo

    coupled with the fact that apparently it is going to disappear from the shelves around here soon means I will attempt to pick one up tonight. Hopefully I am not too late.
    Elijah Craig 12 y/o is still available in the 1.75 liter size in PA. It is on sale for $29.99.
    Nothing personal towards you, in my complaint about PLCB, I hope you understand. You, and a few others, have been nothing but helpful.
    Yes I saw the large bottles but unfortunately there are no 750's left in the area. I just can't go and buy a 1.75 on the off chance that I will appreciate it, even at a very reasonable price. Now that's not to say that I wouldn't give one away as a christmas present, and after all I would be obliged to stick around for a drink or two, wouldn't you think?

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    Re: BOTM 12/05: Elijah Craig 12yo

    Because it is the BOTM, I bought one as I replied before. Well, today when I got home, listening to Piano Lessons, I poured a shot over the rocks and tasted it. It was good. I was waiting for the ice to melt but wanted to taste it sooner. So I added water. Wow! what a discovery. The delay of the ice cube melting can be averted by adding water!

    Well, I think before I wrote how I thought that the Elijah Craig was a bit hard for me to drink so I added 7UP. Well, its easy with a bit of water!

    So I finished that drink and decided to try this trick on my Evan Williams 7YO. I am drinking it now and finding it QUITE FLAVORFUL. I thought it was only ok for mixing... and rough at that. Now, I discovered I like Evan Williams 7YO just fine with water added! Actually its excellent.

    So, now I am wondering how many of you also add water and how much?

    Thanks,

    Paul Cote

    P.S. Learning how to drink Whiskey on my own with your help.

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    Re: BOTM 12/05: Elijah Craig 12yo

    There are several bourbons to which I regularly add a bit of water: Stagg and WLW for obvious reasons, but I also add a bit to almost all Heaven Hill products. For whatever reason their bourbons are a little on the woody side for me, but just a splash of water, litterally, and it morphs into an excellent drink, especially the EC18. I also tend to add a little water, 5mls or so, to most Wild Turkey offerings.

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    Re: BOTM 12/05: Elijah Craig 12yo

    I finally decided my taster was back to normal, after a cold that peaked around Thanksgiving. I figured it was time to weigh in regarding the BOTM.

    My bottle of EC 12 y/o has been open for over a year. I know because I moved it here when we made the move from CA in August, 2004. There's less than a quarter of the bottle left. Also, the stopper doesn't fit as firmly as I think it should. In fact, when I invert the bottle with the stopper all the way in, there's a tiny bit of seepage.

    I mention all that because the contents taste nothing like I remember. No eucalyptus, no Vicks Formula 44, etc. Well "no" may be an exaggeration, but not by much. The nose is pleasantly sweet, but very weak. The palate is mainly bitter. I'm not sure I'd recognize the contents of this bottle as bourbon.

    I'm going to give this bottle another try in a month or so. If it still tastes the same, I will dispose of it. IMO I allowed this bottle to sit too long while in contact with the air. At least I hope that's what happened. I'd hate to think I'd lost my taste for this bottling.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

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    Re: BOTM 12/05: Elijah Craig 12yo

    When you visit the Heaven Hill Vistitor's center and take the tour, your stop in the tasting room usually includes a sample of EC 18 and EW SB (at least my first tour did). They present a small portion of each in the Glencairn glasses they use and have a small pitcher of water beside it. When you taste each they advise to add just a drop of water to the glass and taste again. It's amazing how that little tiny bit of water can unlock flavors. Now I drink most of my bourbons straight up but from time to time if I have some handy I'll add just a drop or two and see if I can duplicate that experience. I don't always notice a dramatic difference but just something about sitting in that barrel shaped room on 'hallowed ground' really enhances the experience. (It also helps when your surrounded by SB.commers doing the same)

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    Re: BOTM 12/05: Elijah Craig 12yo

    I bought a bottle of Elijah Craig. I also have a bottle of Evan Williams and a bottle of Jim Beam Black.

    My wife has been drinking my Evan Williams and it is getting used up faster than the others for sure.

    I don't think it is just because the bottle looks nice though that might be a part of it.

    I have been told by her that it tastes good in the egg nog. Well, I thought why does she not just use the Evan Williams in the Egg Nog. So I gave her a whiff of that and she said it smelled like egg nog. I said I thought it might be the vanilla, but it might be the nutmeg too I don't know.

    Today I had a job interview and if I get the job it is highly likely I'd have to move to KY. I didn't like the idea of moving there before but the more I think about it, I like it. The cost of living is relatively low I believe and it is a lot prettier than Kansas.

    Curious about other members who might live in KY. This job would be in Erlanger which is by the Cincinnati airport.

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    Re: BOTM 12/05: Elijah Craig 12yo

    Paul,
    Take it from a native, Kentucky is beautiful!!! The Erlanger/Cincinnati area is very nice and combines a nice urban area with the pleasures of the country about 10 minutes away. Plus the fact we have more bourbons available here than anywhere else in the world.

    Ken
    PS. The Buffalo Trace Distillery is about 45 minutes from Erlanger. Stop by for a visit!

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    Re: BOTM 12/05: Elijah Craig 12yo

    I have never lived in KY but the people I know who have or do are fanatically in love with the state. I have visited there several times and it is certainly nice. And, I have heard they make some pretty good bourbon, there.

    Tim

 

 

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