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post #2791 of 2811
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Originally Posted by NewYorkIslander View Post

Unless they were asking STUPID prices....

If they were asking stupid prices then I can only reiterate my prior advice - F them and make sure they know it.
post #2792 of 2811
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Originally Posted by NewYorkIslander View Post

Unless they were asking STUPID prices....
They upcharged on other stuff (11% total tax rate, but even then I paid $90 for 1.75L of Weller 12 and $320 for a bottle of Kentucky Owl. For reference, I got two bottles of KY Owl at the store down the street for $220 each). But I'm fairly certain they only charged $100 on BTAC, which is less than what I paid at the store down the street.
post #2793 of 2811
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Originally Posted by NewYorkIslander View Post

Unless they were asking STUPID prices....

Like every store in Manhattan?

A store by my apt has a 1L of weller special reserve on the top shelf for over $150.
post #2794 of 2811
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Originally Posted by scb View Post

Like every store in Manhattan?

A store by my apt has a 1L of weller special reserve on the top shelf for over $150.

Wow... I know they're cannibalizing the line, but is basic Weller that hard to get in NYC these a days?
post #2795 of 2811
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Originally Posted by CaesarSTL View Post

Wow... I know they're cannibalizing the line, but is basic Weller that hard to get in NYC these a days?

it is tough in a lot of places. i haven't seen an OWA bottle in months.
post #2796 of 2811
I had to buy mine over the phone so it wouldn't sell out before I got to my liquor store. And that's in Kentucky.
post #2797 of 2811
Cray cray.
post #2798 of 2811
Wow... Just got the Weller Antq (not the BTAC one, the 53.5% one) back on the shelves over here. I only see it from time to time, guess I better start stocking up, great QPR on it!
post #2799 of 2811
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Originally Posted by CaesarSTL View Post

Wow... Just got the Weller Antq (not the BTAC one, the 53.5% one) back on the shelves over here. I only see it from time to time, guess I better start stocking up, great QPR on it!

Had that for the first time last Christmas … very good stuff! smile.gif
post #2800 of 2811
Is Weller Special reserve better than your standard Buffalo Trace, Makers Mark, and Knob Creek? It's cheaper and I'm almost finished my bottle of WL Weller 12, which is not available here anymore.
post #2801 of 2811
Weller is a wheated bourbon, so fairly different than BT or Knob, both of which use rye. Makers is also wheated. "Better" is always in the eye of the beholder, but Weller is nice if you like wheated bourbons. It's too hard to find here, though, so I don't bother. Everyone knows it's the same mash bill as PVW and snap it up far faster than it's worth. Maker's is overpriced for what it is, but it's also a fine wheated bourbon if you're looking for that. And you can get it everywhere.
post #2802 of 2811
I grabbed the Weller special reserve on my way home today and compared it to the Weller 12 that I have left. I'm not very sophisticated so I didn't notice a significant difference other than the 12 year had a. It more complexity and less of an alcohol bite, but other than that it was great. Should get another bottle- $40 CDN and they have 12 in stock.
post #2803 of 2811
Did a little research on this today and it sounds interesting … considering I got 3 bottles for the price of one (about the same price as a bottle of Jack) it couldn't be terrible. happy.gif
btw… Thank you Ralph's booze sales rack!




Re the above … my Weller was Old Weller 107 … not sure if that's the same, different, or same same but different.
post #2804 of 2811
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Weller Special Reserve is their 90 proof entry-level offering. Inexpensive and great for making cocktails/mixing, but imo not ideal for drinking neat.
Old Weller Antique (107) is their higher proof offering, and supposed to be a shelf staple. Very good, especially for the retail price (mid $20s), but not the nectar of the gods. Still, very good. Before it was difficult to find, I'd always have a couple bottles on hand.
Weller 12 is their older 12 year 90 proof offering. Supposedly the highest end regular release from the label. Again, it's good, and for the retail price it's a great daily pour, but at the prices it commands nowadays on the secondary market, there are plenty of better things that are generally easier to find (Four Roses private selections, Russell's Reserve, etc.) and for less money.
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William Larue Weller is the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection offering at barrel proof (60+%). It is a very limited release, released once a year, and pretty darn good. One of my favorite pours, but I will say that it isn't worth the price it commands on the secondary market.
post #2805 of 2811
It's even expensive on regular release here- I only drink bourbon with coke or in a Manhattan/Old Fashioned. More of a scotch guy.

The way I figure, WL 12 isn't available at all here, I've never even seen Antique, so Special Reserve is a good compromise for $40. $4 more than Bullitt.
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