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Restaurant man
05-17-2012, 22:27
Bought 2 btls at tower tonight. First time I've ever seen it here. Also picked up willett 4 yr rye. Haven't seen that before either. Bout time:thankyousign:

jcg9779
05-18-2012, 06:20
Bought 2 btls at tower tonight. First time I've ever seen it here. Also picked up willett 4 yr rye. Haven't seen that before either. Bout time:thankyousign:

Weller 12??? It is definitely about time! I saw a Willett 4 Yr. rye up in Dunwoody also, but thought it was a fluke. Glad to see some of this stuff is making it to ATL!

cigarnv
05-18-2012, 07:38
Seeing some Willett 5YO rye around these parts...... it is very good!!!

smokinjoe
05-18-2012, 07:51
Weller 12??? It is definitely about time! I saw a Willett 4 Yr. rye up in Dunwoody also, but thought it was a fluke. Glad to see some of this stuff is making it to ATL!

I saw that at Minks too, Jack. I was unsure on whether it was Barrel Proof, or not. It didn't specifically say so, as far as I could tell, but the proof was pretty high. What did the bottle you saw say?

jcg9779
05-18-2012, 07:58
I saw that at Minks too, Jack. I was unsure on whether it was Barrel Proof, or not. It didn't specifically say so, as far as I could tell, but the proof was pretty high. What did the bottle you saw say?

I think the Willett Rye I saw was 4 years old and 116 proof.

About two weeks ago I saw a Willett rye bottle at a bar in the Brookhaven area. I asked the bartender about it and he said that the distributor had just brought it in. Hopefully this is a good sign for the future and we'll start getting some different Willett bottles.

DaveOfAtl
05-18-2012, 08:37
I've also seen the Willetts all over town. Haven't seen the Weller 12, though. That is definitely great news.

BigRich
05-18-2012, 10:49
It figures I move away and they start selling Weller 12

tsangster
05-18-2012, 11:06
Great. Now I have to sneak out of work early to see if it made it as far as Athens.

smokinjoe
05-18-2012, 11:11
It figures I move away and they start selling Weller 12

If I had no bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. Gloom, despair, and agony on me!

Another reason to come back for visits, then!

mosugoji64
05-18-2012, 11:27
Could it be that BT is changing their marketing strategies with regard to W12? We started getting it in Indy a couple of months ago, and had never seen it in the state before.

Tucker
05-18-2012, 12:22
I'm happy. Weller 12 was my regular pour for quite some time. I would be happier, but my tastes have changed a bit in the past few years and I now prefer the extra punch the OWA gives the 12 in the SB blend. At least now I won't have to pay for shipping to get my fix.

smokinjoe
05-18-2012, 12:33
The thing I find interesting in this is that BT had to basically bribe the distributor of the Weller line to put some effort into the brand within the last year. Remember the $9.99 WSR? And, how much OWA do you see? Not much. And, the distributor literally would not even consider doing a Private Barrel of it, until BT stepped in. But, the 12 yr seems to be hitting the shelves in at least a few places. Maybe, there's been a change of heart on the entire line, here.

jcg9779
05-18-2012, 12:40
It figures I move away and they start selling Weller 12

They heard you were gone and figured they could open up the market here!

BigRich
05-18-2012, 17:40
They heard you were gone and figured they could open up the market here!

Sons of bitches!:hot:

I knew it!

BigRich
05-18-2012, 17:45
I've actually been spending some more quality time with my Buffalo Trace wheaters this month. I'll definitely need to pick up a bottle of W12 when I'm back in ATL at the beginning of June.

Restaurant man
05-18-2012, 21:48
I saw that at Minks too, Jack. I was unsure on whether it was Barrel Proof, or not. It didn't specifically say so, as far as I could tell, but the proof was pretty high. What did the bottle you saw say?

Mine was 4 year 110 proof. I've been begging bill young who owns the distributorfor weller 12 to get some local distribution and he kept saying "we are trying to get some". Guess it finally worked. I believe they will have no problem unloading it.

Halifax
05-20-2012, 12:05
It's great to see Weller 12 make it to GA. Hopefully it will migrate up into the Carolinas...

Enoch
05-20-2012, 17:13
Mind if I ask about how much it is going far in GA. I pick it up for $22 when I'm in TX and $30 when I have my daughter bring it back from FL.

jtexaslonestar
05-20-2012, 17:15
Mind if I ask about how much it is going far in GA. I pick it up for $22 when I'm in TX and $30 when I have my daughter bring it back from FL.

I bought mine at $24/bottle credit, it is a few bucks cheaper if you use cash.

Restaurant man
05-20-2012, 20:25
22.95 for a 750ml