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    Heaven Hill 10 YO and Evan Williams 1783

    It seems that Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible hints that these are the same whiskey. Can anyone confirm?
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    There's been a lot of talk lately about Jim Murray's book, unfortunately the lastest edition of his work I have is a 2000 reprint of text from 1997. I believe it must be time for an upgrade.

    As far as the whiskies go, the Very Rare Old Heaven Hill is a 10yo BIB and the only 10yo Heaven HIll branded whiskey I know of, whereas the Evan Williams 1783 is 10yo and 86 proof (and more expensive). I personally have always been disapointed by the 1783, but really like the VROHH. Could be the same whiskey as different proofs, but I know which I like and which I don't.
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    It's from the same mashbill different proofs ...

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    Last edited by boone; 03-26-2006 at 09:15.
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    Bettye Jo, how many bourbon mashbills does Heaven Hill use?

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    Search on "mashbill" Posts by "Boone", and There You Have It!

    I just happened to remember that Betty Jo (no "e") made a post about this very thing not too long ago. (Now if I could only remember where I left my keys to my absent wife's car . . . Otherwise, it may have a dead battery when she returns.)

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    Nope. The HH10yo tastes like bourbon (very good bourbon!) The EW1783 tastes like asparagus.
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    Don't say that! I'll stop liking asparagus
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff
    Nope. The HH10yo tastes like bourbon (very good bourbon!) The EW1783 tastes like asparagus.
    Well Pal, that asparagus just beat the pants off of Elmer T. Lee at our last bourbon tasting. Five seperate individuals rated 1783 better than ETL.
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    Well Joe, there will always be a bottle for you on the shelf here in Lexington. It'll be the one I passed up while reaching for that ETL!
    Last edited by jeff; 03-30-2006 at 04:49.
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    I believe that methyl mercaptan, a compound that is thought responsible for the odd reaction some people have after eating asparagus, is present in small quantities in whiskey. I have read a few article that claim that everyone's urine is the same after eating asparagus, but the ability to detect the odd smell differs throughout the population and is believed to be a genetic trait. I have sampled from several bottles of EW 1783 and asparagus and cooked cabbage are the predominant flavors to me. Maybe I am just super-sensitive to this chemical. I was also ridiculed when I commented that I could taste acetone in some bourbons, especially Stagg 2002. Click here

    Last edited by jeff; 03-30-2006 at 09:38.
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