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    Evan Williams Black or Old Forester?

    If those were your only choices - which one?

    My pallette can't tell much difference, and I don't have a preference. Old Forester has a better lookin' bottle IMHO.

    Anyone have a definite preference?

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    Re: Evan Williams Black or Old Forester?

    Mine wouold be the OF100. But if I had to attempt an apples-to-apples comparison (EV Black 86 vs. OF86), then I would still give the nod to OF. The OF to me is heavier and richer; I sense more caramel, vanilla, spice and wood char in the Brown-Forman product. I do enjoy the EV Black though.
    Murf

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    Re: Evan Williams Black or Old Forester?

    Good point full_proof, I should have specified - EWB and OF86.

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    Re: Evan Williams Black or Old Forester?

    Like he said. . .

    I'd hold off and save up a couple of weeks longer to get the OF 100 (if) that is a choice.

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    Cool Re: Evan Williams Black or Old Forester?

    Old Forester, for me.

    Tim
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    Re: Evan Williams Black or Old Forester?

    Evil Evan.
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    Re: Evan Williams Black or Old Forester?

    Are you talking about the standard 86 proof Old Forester?
    If so then I will have to go with Heaven Hill's flagship, Evan Williams.

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    Re: Evan Williams Black or Old Forester?

    i'd flip a coin, cant go wrong with either. although, i drink evan williams alot more,
    "Always carry a large flagon of whisky in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake."
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    Re: Evan Williams Black or Old Forester?

    Old forester 100. One of the best values on the market.

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    Re: Evan Williams Black or Old Forester?

    I think for me, it would be a push if the OF is 86 proof and the EW is the 7 yr. Nod goes to OF if 100. I have not had the EW since they dropped the age statement. Does anyone notice any significant change in the taste profile since?

    JOE

 

 

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