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Keech
01-15-2009, 06:49
Newer member with question...
I've been lurking and learning a great deal on this forum over the past few weeks.
One bourbon that I would very much like to buy is the no longer produced Weller's Centenial 10 year old. From the forums it looks like several of you are having no problems getting this brand.
I have tried several places in Louisville and have had no luck in finding any.:frown:
Can anyone advise where some can be purchased and how much I should expect to pay for it?
Many thanks in advance.
Keech

mozilla
01-15-2009, 07:06
If it is still appropriatly priced...it should land around $30.

spun_cookie
01-15-2009, 07:34
well... $30 to $40 depending on where you are.

As far as finding it... you will have to go hunting for this one... you can call around, but you are better off driving around looking for them - dusty hunting...

And Keech,
Welcome to the site.. what are the bourbons you are pulling from now to drink?

Keech
01-15-2009, 08:30
Thanks for the responses, so far.
I've drank bourbon for a few years and like most others have sampled many of the regulars:
Jim Beam white and black labels - liked black better.
Markers Mark - liked it better than Beam.
Southern Comfort - not bad.
But after some samples offered by a friend and hearing some of the history of bourbon in KY I started looking for something that offered more to the nose and to the taste.
Now I have open:
W.L Weller 7 year
Old Weller Antique 107
Eagle Rare SB 10 year
Elijah Craig 12 year
PVW 20 year
Lot B
Four Roses - Yellow, Sm Batch, and Single Barrel
Evan Williams Single Barrel 1998 vintage

Still looking for ORVW 10/107
Weller's Centenial
Keech
"still learning"

shoshani
01-15-2009, 12:07
I'm noticing a pattern in your tastes...Maker's Mark,the Weller bourbons and the VanWinkles are made using wheat in the mash instead of rye.

If this is your preference (all the other bourbons on your list are made from corn, rye, and barley malt, but these are corn, wheat, and barley malt) I would recommend you try one or two of the Fitzgerald whiskeys as well (Old Fitzgerald Prime, Old Fitzgerald Bottled In Bond, Fitzgerald 1849, Very Special Old Fitzgerald). They are also what are known as "wheated bourbon".

Weller Centennial was 10 years old, 100 proof. Weller has at least one expression that is 12 years old and 90 proof, while Old Rip Van Winkle is 10 years old and can be had either at 90 or 107 proof. Those are the only similar things I can think of at the moment.

Attila
01-15-2009, 23:23
I was under the impression that they stopped production of the Centennial. Does anyone know when this happened?

mozilla
01-16-2009, 06:38
Well, they still produce it....they just don't bottle it. I believe that it was two years ago when they pulled the plug on the label.

funknik
01-16-2009, 06:57
Well, they still produce it....they just don't bottle it. I believe that it was two years ago when they pulled the plug on the label.
Don't bottle it? Is it being used for one of the other Weller offerings or something else, Jeff? Saving up the stock for a special release?

mozilla
01-16-2009, 07:36
Yep, that's how it works. When the distillate comes out of the still...it's all the same. They barrel it in all the same barrels...and stash them in the open ricks of the warehouse. After it has aged...they will profile the barrels...and figure out which of the available labels they will go into. If a barrel fits every profile...then it can go into any label. Now, it would be important to know how big their batches are when they bottle each label. That way we could figure out how specific they need to be in profiling. The smaller the batch...the more specific you would need to be with the profile....tighter tollerances.

Attila
01-17-2009, 03:27
Well, they still produce it....they just don't bottle it. I believe that it was two years ago when they pulled the plug on the label.

Thanks, you da man!

mozilla
01-18-2009, 09:33
A few other notes:
Julian VanWinkle gets the pick of the litter on any of his labels. Not to say he gets the best barrels...but he gets the barrels that best fit his profiles.
Secondly, if BT is in need of wheated bourbon for one of it's labels...and their wheated whisky isn't exactly like previously released batches.....oh well, they will still use it. I mean, what else are they going to do? You can't go back and remake the whisky. They can age it a longer or vatt in older barrels but really...they have to use what they made or sell it in bulk.

fishnbowljoe
01-18-2009, 10:51
Another SB member pointed this out to me the other night in the chat room. greatbourbon.com/ They recently updated their website. I've been to the website before and don't remember seeing this. They list as one of their products, Weller Centennial. Was Centennial just discontinued for a couple of years till some juice of the right age became available? Is this a misprint or what? Can anyone shed some light on this? Joe

mozilla
01-18-2009, 11:04
I don't think it is all that complicated. BT ownes all the Weller labels from top to bottom. At anytime they deem necessary...they can produce a label in any proof and age. All they must do is submit it for approval and presto....fill and go. Since, they still make barrels of wheated recipe...they can fill any label they want.

fishnbowljoe
01-18-2009, 12:11
Maybe my questions were misunderstood. I guess what it boils down to is, is Centennial still a viable product currently for sale on the general market? Joe

mozilla
01-18-2009, 12:28
In terms that are easily understood...I would say that it is more like the BTAC. Though, unlike the BTAC, it has to be a certain age and proof, so, I would guess that it will show it's face less often.

mozilla
01-18-2009, 12:32
I also have hope that BT will bring back ER10/101. Hopefully, with the Barton purchase they can store enough up to bring our favorites back.

craigthom
01-18-2009, 12:36
If by "producing" you mean "bottling and shipping", then I don't think the Centennial is currently being made. They are still making their wheated bourbon, but they are bottling it as SR, Antique, and 12, and whatever goes into the van Winkle line.

They could start bottling the Centennial again at any time. They may be more inclined to use the older whiskey in the 12.

fishnbowljoe
01-18-2009, 12:54
I also have hope that BT will bring back ER10/101. Hopefully, with the Barton purchase they can store enough up to bring our favorites back.

Amen to that Jeff!:bowdown: Joe

kickert
01-18-2009, 13:43
Another SB member pointed this out to me the other night in the chat room. greatbourbon.com/ They recently updated their website. I've been to the website before and don't remember seeing this. They list as one of their products, Weller Centennial. Was Centennial just discontinued for a couple of years till some juice of the right age became available? Is this a misprint or what? Can anyone shed some light on this? Joe

That is interesting. I just noticed that.

shoshani
01-19-2009, 08:11
Another SB member pointed this out to me the other night in the chat room. greatbourbon.com/ They recently updated their website. I've been to the website before and don't remember seeing this. They list as one of their products, Weller Centennial. Was Centennial just discontinued for a couple of years till some juice of the right age became available? Is this a misprint or what? Can anyone shed some light on this? Joe

It's a misprint. I sent email to the "weller@" address listed, and got the following reply this morning from Kris Comstock: "We no longer make it. We just need to remove it from the website. Sorry."

100 Proof Bourbon. Once America's standard of quality; today, increasingly listed under "Where Are They Now?"....

fishnbowljoe
01-19-2009, 14:12
Thanks Mike, and here I was getting my hopes up.:cry: Joe