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WEG3
04-12-2003, 18:30
Has this ever happen to any of you ? ..... I went to one of 3 bottle shops that have agreed to carry ORVW 10yr 107 , only to find that one has placed an order with the only distributor in the state for ORVW and was told no can do ,,, Zero stock http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/frown.gif and no word if this is a temperary problem or the beginning of the end with a hint to start looking for a new pour ,,,, http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/crazy.gif
The other 2 shops have less than a case between them .... I will try to stock up ....but I am crying in my bourbon if this is the end ....

bill g.

robbyvirus
04-13-2003, 15:59
My favorite bourbon is the Weller 19 y.o. I've learned through this board and through talking to people at the Whiskey Expo that this brand is being discontinued due to lack of supply. I am heartbroken! I've stocked up with a couple of bottles, but it's all I can do.

jbutler
04-29-2003, 14:10
I had an email conversation with Kris Comstock of Buffalo Trace today. The following is an excerpt:

</font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
We are in fact discontinuing Weller 19 from the antique collection,
just because we are in short supply, but will replace it with George
T. Stagg as a permanent item.

[/QUOTE]

All I can say is bummer ... and Hallelujah!! http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif

ratcheer
04-29-2003, 14:38
Great news about the GTS. Next question: How do we get them to sell it in Alabama?

I see at least three Buffalo Trace products in Alabama ABC stores (Ancient Age, Ancient Ancient Age 10-Star, and Blanton's). But, nothing else that I recognize. They obviously have some relationship. I just want more of the products!

Buffalo Trace, Elmer T. Lee, Rock Hill Farms, Ancient Ancient Age 10-year old, George T. Stagg, ....... Where are you?

Tim

jeff
04-29-2003, 17:13
Any idea of when the "permanent" Stagg should hit the shelves? Identical to the current I assume? This is great news. I will now begin hoarding the Weller 19 and drinking the Stagg with reckless abandon http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/wink.gif

Black85L98
04-29-2003, 19:56
</font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
Buffalo Trace, Elmer T. Lee, Rock Hill Farms, Ancient Ancient Age 10-year old, George T. Stagg, ....... Where are you?

[/QUOTE]

Same for Mississippi. Although we may have the AA 10YO, we do not have the others I'm sure.

CL
04-29-2003, 20:28
Coincidentally, before I read this thread, I bought a bottle of the Weller 19 yo tonite in WV on the way to my parents'. It just said "Buy Me". They had one more on the shelf. I'll stop on my way out of town on Friday and pick that one up.

CL
04-29-2003, 20:30
Does permanent mean a yearly event, i.e., a limited amount released each fall? Or does it mean increased volume as well?

CL
04-29-2003, 20:42
I've commented several times that if Buffalo Trace were available in NC, I'd make it the daily pour. But, I may have to rethink that dream.

I bought a 750 ml bottle tonight in WV on the way to my parents'. It was $25. I am almost positive that this was $19 last summer during my trip to Louisville. And I thought that the 1.75L that my sister brought me at Xmas was $36 - $38. So, did BT go up in price or is it just high at this one store?

The WV store where I bought the BT is not an expensive store. Heck, they have Stagg for $39.

If the BT price is that high now, that's getting too steep to be in daily pour range. OF 100 provides alot of taste/value competition at $16.

jeff
04-30-2003, 04:28
Buffalo Trace sells for about $16 here in Lexington.

CL
04-30-2003, 06:05
Thanks, Jeff. Problem solved - I'll just buy BT in KY.

jbutler
04-30-2003, 06:17
I don't know the answer to your question CL. I asked Kris a brief question in passing, and you've seen his reply. The method you describe is certainly the way Weller 19 is produced.

If GTS was produced en masse ... well that would sort of spoil the hunt, wouldn't it? http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif

CL
04-30-2003, 06:22
Exactly.

Paradox
04-30-2003, 06:26
I agree, even though this is one VERY fine bourbon, it would spoil a certain appeal that one has come to love about Stagg...

CL
04-30-2003, 06:50
Plus, my wife would get pissed at all the GTS stock I have in my bunker. She might not let me bunker up on anything else that is claimed to be limited. Now that would be bad. http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/crazy.gif

bobbyc
04-30-2003, 08:06
No shit , I can just see us now trying to unload that at clearance prices. I don't feel so good right now http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/frown.gif
It doesn't matter I bought it for a reason and that still holds. http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif

Paradox
04-30-2003, 08:36
I feel and am with ya' Bobby! http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/wink.gif

bobbyc
04-30-2003, 09:58
If they bring out 2500 bottles a year , no problem. If it becomes a label that we can assume will always be on the shelf, that will remove a lot of the mystique for me.

MurphyDawg
05-06-2003, 08:43
See I was thinking the other way around. I would love to see them bring out Stagg as an on the shelf all the time bottling because then we could compare it to other bourbon bottlings more fairly. Was Stagg really that much better than say Eagle Rare 17 or WT Kentucky Spirit or Pappy Van Winkle, or is it just as good as those bottlings, still near the head of its class, but with the additional aura of being RARE to push it over the top. I guess thats what I have always thought (for a long time for me, to be hinest, it was also dampened by the fact I could not get a bottle). Now that I have a bottle, and there is the prospect of getting another when I want one, my opinion is Stagg is a top 10, maybe a top five, but proabably not my favorite or the best bourbon I have had. Not head and ahoulders above the rest, but a superlative example of bourbon none the less.

I am just curious if more people would lean that way if the bottling became more common.


TomC

jeff
05-06-2003, 08:55
Interesting, and it will be interesting to see how your theory plays out when everyone can get it whenever they want. Though $40 might keep some from trying it if it is not a limited edition.

Paradox
05-06-2003, 09:07
I'm still sticking to my guns; bringing this out and not keeping it a limited edition like it was will ruin the whole allure of this bourbon. I'm sure the product will still be exceptional, but there are some things that need to stay the way they started out as and the release of George T. Stagg is one of them.

Blackkeno
05-06-2003, 15:58
I can't say for sure that Stagg is the best bourbon of all time, but I can say it is my favorate bourbon by a pretty good margin. In general, I have a strong bias toward cask strength and non-chillfiltered bottlings (rather than limited editions or fancy bottles). And of my other favorates, Blanton's, Hirsch, KS, Weller Centenniel (sp?) and even Pappy 23yo, Stagg is clearly out in front to my palate. http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/tongue.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/tongue.gif

kgiammarco
05-07-2003, 19:11
I too definitely like to get limited/unique bottlings... But if they could somehow manage to keep putting out something that tastes like stagg as a regular production thing that you could always count on being on the shelves, it seems to me that it would definitely advance the whole bourbon industry... With stuff like Stagg on the shelves, everything else had better shape up in order to compete with it... I guess no matter what we can't go wrong... one way we will end up with a nice limited release bourbon that is (for me) one of the best, the other way we will be able to get more of it whenever we want http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif
-Chris

CL
06-24-2003, 19:13
Has anyone seen Old Weller 19 yo disappear from their shelves yet?

jeff
06-25-2003, 05:18
Nope. Still a dozen bottles or so here in Lexington at the Liquor Barn.

bobbyc
06-25-2003, 10:59
I don't recall a lot but still some at liquor barn at Fern Valley in Lou.

MurphyDawg
06-27-2003, 14:09
Saw 8 bottles of it in a New Hampshire state liquor agent (across from the Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua) for like $34. Seemed REALLY reasonable to me. I am still cursing that I didnt buy at least one (ore one of the Eagle Rare 17 at the same price!!)

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TomC

Paradox
06-27-2003, 14:27
Dang, that is a pretty nice price for them... Just do http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/banghead.gif 10x as your penance. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

MurphyDawg
06-27-2003, 14:33
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errrrrr uhm now I really Want that drink!
TomC

Paradox
06-27-2003, 15:10
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CL
06-27-2003, 20:51
The reason I asked if it was all gone yet was because I saw four bottles in a store in Charleston, WV this past week. $38/bottle before tax (which adds a few dollars).