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Unread postby mickblueeyes » Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:55 pm

Anyone have any comments on the differences between years on these? I have 86, 87, 88, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, & 96. I have only cracked the 86 (which I did when it first came out, and now regret, as I can't find anymore), but was planning on doing a vertical at some point. Has anyone else done a vertical on these?

As a postscript, if anyone knows where to find some 86, 89 or 90, you could make me a happy camper :P
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Unread postby bourbonv » Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:12 am

Mick,
I was fortunate enough to do a liniar tasting of every vintage with the Heaven Hill folk about a month ago. They are all different. I have the notes at home and after I get some problems with internet straightened out, I will post them.
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Unread postby cowdery » Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:30 pm

I did a vertical of all the vintages then in existence in 2001. It was organized by Heaven Hill. The notes are on page 218 of my book. The only '86 they could find had to be liberated from the office of a HH executive. I felt then and still feel that the later (i.e., most recent) vintages are better than the earlier ones. The 1994 might be the best of the lot.
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Unread postby bunghole » Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:57 pm

cowdery wrote: The 1994 might be the best of the lot.


I agree with Chuck on the 1994 vintage being best in show of all the EWSB's I've had the pleasure to sample. I think the 1990 was also supurb.

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Unread postby ivan » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:08 pm

I have the '94. It is quite good.

Then again, I find Old Crow to be an underrated Bourbon, so what do I know?
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Unread postby BourbonDrinker » Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:04 pm

So far I've only been able to find/try the 1996/2006 Vintage. I enjoyed it quite a bit and look forward to getting my hands on some bottles of the other vintages! The '96 instantly gained a place on my drink very often shelf alongside my bottles of Stagg and Russell's Reserve.
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Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:28 pm

This is an old tasting but here are our results.
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Unread postby bunghole » Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:32 pm

Joe, it looks as if the 1994 vintage wins "by a nose". :lol:

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Unread postby Bourbon HQ » Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:02 pm

Yeah Joe. The 1994 has been my favorite EWSB of all of them. For that reason, I stockpiled it when it was available.

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Unread postby Mike » Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:21 pm

One of my best friends is a great lover of EWSB 1994. He has a great palate that sometimes differs from mine.

I personally find the 1994 EWSB to be a very good bourbon, but the fact that I have half a bottle left after a considerable time must mean something.
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Unread postby bunghole » Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:42 pm

ima also remembers the 1991 vintage to be pretty damned good - excellent crop of corn that year as ima recalls.

YES!

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Unread postby BourbonDrinker » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:07 pm

With so much group enthusiasm for the '94, I anxiously await trying a bottle of it.
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Unread postby Bourbon HQ » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:22 pm

Well Bourbondrinker, if you ever get to Louisville, I'll share a bottle with you.

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Unread postby jburlowski » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:58 pm

Chuck is right: the 1994 is the best of the lot (although the 1997 is darn good).
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Unread postby ggilbertva » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:06 pm

I have two each 1996 and 1997 and a 1990 and 1992. I've had both the 1996 and 1997 and think they are both great bourbons. Unfotunately, I have yet to try any other years....maybe someday.
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