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    Dumb Noob Question

    I have thoroughly enjoyed EC 12 year old. It has become one of my favorites. I've probably had 7 or 8 bottles now.

    This last bottle I purchased was almost undrinkable. Smelled and tasted extremely musty!

    What could the cause of this be? Does this happen quite a bit, rarely, sometimes, etc.?

    Just curious.

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    Re: Dumb Noob Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Geekboy View Post
    I have thoroughly enjoyed EC 12 year old. It has become one of my favorites. I've probably had 7 or 8 bottles now.

    This last bottle I purchased was almost undrinkable. Smelled and tasted extremely musty!

    What could the cause of this be? Does this happen quite a bit, rarely, sometimes, etc.?

    Just curious.
    Yep, it occurs. EC12 is like the little girl with the little curl -- when it is good, it is very, very good, and when it's bad, it is horrid.
    Nobody (that I know of) has explained it, but it has happened to a number of us. Unfortunately for me, it happened on my very first bottle, and I almost never tried it again.
    Bottom line, for me, is that EC12 is both such a good value and an occasional enough pour for me that it's not that big a deal. However, in your case, you're just going to have to decide whether or not the low price offsets the occasional bottle you'll get that you don't care to drink.
    Tim

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    Re: Dumb Noob Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Geekboy View Post
    I have thoroughly enjoyed EC 12 year old....This last bottle I purchased was almost undrinkable. Smelled and tasted extremely musty!

    What could the cause of this be? Does this happen quite a bit, rarely, sometimes, etc.?
    See my post on this subject from about two years ago. I had a bad cork that produced this mustiness.

    Jeff
    "One never knows, do one?" Fats Waller, American Musician, 1904-1943

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    Re: Dumb Noob Question

    I'm pretty new as well and feared that when I got to EC12 on my wish list I would experience this. Luckily, it was great and is one of my favorites now. It's $21.99 where I live and it was worth every penny. Hopefully it'll always be a delicious experience!

 

 

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