Jim, right you are. Quality seems to vary greatly at Whitt’s, from store to store. The one I like best is in Tullahoma.
As for Smokin’ Ed’s, I have a gallon of his HOT sauce in the break room at work. We pour it on everything. It separates the men from the boys.
As a long time imbiber of both Ed’s and Lexington #1, I don’t find a lot in common. Love ’em both, but they’re not that similar.