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darylld911
10-09-2012, 18:07
Saw this on facebook today and shuddered that I didn't buy any when I was in Kentucky.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151240546065325&set=a.128710700324.137960.116416630324&type=1&theater

Does anyone know if when they say "quit bottling", do they mean for this year? Or temporarily? Or forever??

MyOldKyDram
10-09-2012, 18:09
Why not just get the 107 and proof it down?

darylld911
10-10-2012, 03:36
Are they pretty much identical aside from the proof? I've got one of each at the moment, but haven't ever diluted my 107 down to 90 for comparison. The 90 was the first ORVW (or VW for that matter) I ever purchased, so I've always been partial to it - but if it is just a matter of "simply add water" I'll have to stock up on the 107 whenever I get a chance next year!

DogfaceSoldier
10-10-2012, 05:54
I'm the same way as Dary...the first VW I found in the wild when I moved to Georgia was ORVW 90 proof. All four of those bottles somehow made it into my truck that day. Funny how that happens.

Bmac
10-10-2012, 08:29
You know, can't say i have ever seen a bottle in Texas.

redbear
10-10-2012, 09:10
You know, can't say i have ever seen a bottle in Texas.

You've never found any Pappy though, so....

I've bought the 90 and the 107 in TX.

Brisko
10-10-2012, 09:40
I always thought the 90 was the one you bought when there were no more 107s to be had. Never understood putting out two proofs of the same juice/

p_elliott
10-10-2012, 09:43
I always thought the 90 was the one you bought when there were no more 107s to be had. Never understood putting out two proofs of the same juice/

Weller has done it for years and the 90 proof is the better seller over the 107 as far as I know or at least it was around here.

Bmac
10-10-2012, 11:44
You've never found any Pappy though, so....

I've bought the 90 and the 107 in TX.

Never said I haven't found pappy....was just never offered any pappy. Big difference :) Twice I came to a shop that had the box open and bottles sitting behind the counter. They were always taken and promised to others. Also, I have only seen the LOT B's, the Rye, and the PVWs....never have seen the squat 10yr bottles. Be kind of nice to have one some day...but...based on the beginning thread...seems I likely wont.

ILLfarmboy
10-10-2012, 16:47
I wouldn't shed a tear if the 90 proof went away. I'd be one irate sumbitch if the 107 went away to make up more cases of the 90.

ebo
10-10-2012, 18:21
Kinda hard to grieve over something you've never seen, let alone will ever have the chance to purchase in this piece of sh*t control state called Ohio.

Restaurant man
10-10-2012, 19:02
2-28-12 Re: Once a year allocation for Pappy?
"Ohh and I forgot to mention the 10 year 90 proof is history. Probably no love lost here. Might see it in the spring but then it gets dropped. According to my source with sazerac"

Although I am contractually prohibited from posting in a pappy thread, please see my post from last February. Thank you for your time

smokinjoe
10-10-2012, 19:29
2-28-12 Re: Once a year allocation for Pappy?
"Ohh and I forgot to mention the 10 year 90 proof is history. Probably no love lost here. Might see it in the spring but then it gets dropped. According to my source with sazerac"

Although I am contractually prohibited from posting in a pappy thread, please see my post from last February. Thank you for your time



VIOLATION!!!!

You sir, are on double secret probation!!!

Oh crap...I'm now in violation.........Dang you, and your tricks...

:D

WAINWRIGHT
10-10-2012, 20:17
I hope the loss of the 90 drastically improves the release numbers of the 107,which it should I see the 90 setting for months after release on shelves unlike the 107.I personally feel the 17 point drop in proof destroys the profile and mouth feel,that being said this can only be a move forward in the right direction.

White Dog
10-10-2012, 21:40
The biggest surprise to me about the ORVW90 is that we're not yet at 10 pages of posts.

weller_tex
10-11-2012, 07:23
My wife bought me a bottle of ORVW 90 at Spec's in Houston for Christmas last year/

tommyboy38
10-13-2012, 05:53
It's my husband's favorite whiskey. Does anyone know when the Old Rip Van Winkles comes out and where I can get some?

ethangsmith
10-13-2012, 07:26
All I have to say about this:

Wild Turkey should take some ideas from the Van Winkles and instead of watering down the 101 Rye to 81, kill the 81 and just stick with the 101 proof!

theglobalguy
10-13-2012, 07:32
So sarcastic questions aside, why did this distillery (or any any others for that matter) have the exact same blend divided up into two products? Can understand the flavour profile would differ when neat, but was it marketing or tradition?

Brisko
10-13-2012, 14:24
As Paul pointed out upthread, it's the same deal with WSR and OWA. A lot of it probably has to do with the bar/restaurant market which typically shies away from higher proofs in their inventories. beyond that is personal preference. A lot of people (not us, so much) prefer to drink lower proof whiskey and can't see the wisdom of adding their own water to taste. A clear case of the adage "then again, some folks'll."

ILLfarmboy
10-13-2012, 14:26
So sarcastic questions aside, why did this distillery (or any any others for that matter) have the exact same blend divided up into two products? Can understand the flavour profile would differ when neat, but was it marketing or tradition?

I think tradition. I seem to recall many now defunct labels having varying proofs. hard core dusty hunters would be able to shine more light on that. For some reason I W Harper comes to mind.