Today I opened a bottle of 10 Yr EW Single Barrel. It is nothing if not smooth, ie. not harsh, but that is all I can say is positive about this pour. I am afraid the smoothness comes at the expense of taste in this case.
I find that the most drinkable bourbons I have tried are any of the VanWinkle bottles, at any price point.
Just the ramblings of a novice!!
Tim (Seems to be a popular name around here)