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Bluffhunter
03-11-2013, 11:01
Help me in my decision of next purchase of either OGD 114 or Weller Antique 107? I currently enjoy Buffalo Trace, WT rare breed, RR 10 yr, and 4rSmBatch if that should sway me one way or the other. Thanks.

squire
03-11-2013, 11:05
Since the ones you enjoy are rye recipe I say go with the 114 . . . but there's something to be said for the other scenic route as well.

thiemb
03-11-2013, 11:12
The answer is easy: BOTH.

squire
03-11-2013, 11:23
Oh don't be so contentious Ben, a little flexibility, please.

Lazer
03-11-2013, 11:49
You're new here, so, welcome! The answer to these questions is always D all of the above.:cool:

darylld911
03-13-2013, 02:46
I think squire's approach makes a lot of sense, but couldn't argue against both either. I tend to prefer the high-rye mashbill bourbons myself, but not to the exclusion of wheaters. The OWA 107 is the type of wheater that I do like quite a bit, so I don't think you'd be disappointed in either.

unclebunk
03-13-2013, 07:10
They are both very affordable high quality bourbons. I'd pick them both up and do a comparison, as I can't really say that one is better than the other. They're just quite different, one being a high rye (OGD114) and the other a wheater. In the under $25 range, both are hard to beat for the price. Enjoy!

squire
03-13-2013, 08:03
I'm thankful we have such choices, two premium grade Bourbons for the price of a routine 80 proof single malt.

darylld911
03-13-2013, 17:01
I'm thankful we have such choices, two premium grade Bourbons for the price of a routine 80 proof single malt.

Cheers to that! Some of my friends who are big Scotch enthusiasts don't get that point. I rarely find a Scotch I'll enjoy for under $50 (and often a lot more than that), where I rarely find a bourbon at half that price which isn't at least satisfying.

Hawg73
03-14-2013, 06:35
I would have to agree...when in doubt...buy both! :)

drunk
03-14-2013, 14:47
Grab the Weller. They are both great, but this way you'll know if you like wheaters. Plus, let that bottle get some air time too. A few of us like to pour half of a new bottle into an empty one, and then let them "soften up" for a few weeks.

fishnbowljoe
03-14-2013, 15:16
I partially have to agree with those members who have suggested getting both. But given my preference for wheaters, (Wellers in particular :yum:) if I was forced to make a choice, I'd side with Steve on this one and get the Weller.

Clavius
03-14-2013, 15:32
A year ago I would have said Weller without any hesitation. But lately I think my taste in bourbon has started to change and I would say go for the OGD114. Not that the Weller is bad by any means. They're both great bourbons at great prices!

squire
03-14-2013, 15:37
I like to point out to my Scotch drinking friends that some of our barrel proof Bourbons are roughly equivalent in strength to two of their overpriced single malts.

WAINWRIGHT
03-14-2013, 17:11
Grab the Weller. They are both great, but this way you'll know if you like wheaters. Plus, let that bottle get some air time too. A few of us like to pour half of a new bottle into an empty one, and then let them "soften up" for a few weeks.
Good point and will really help clarify your suited profile and help narrow down future purchases.

darylld911
03-14-2013, 17:18
I like to point out to my Scotch drinking friends that some of our barrel proof Bourbons are roughly equivalent in strength to two of their overpriced single malts.

Great point! I always try to come across as humble with the back-handed compliment that "I'm apparently just too damn lazy to have to work hard to find the flavor in my whiskey, and prefer something that is just more upfront." They smile . . . and then start to give me a skeptical look :skep:

squire
03-14-2013, 17:22
There are some people who live in the world of labels. If scotch costs less than Bourbon they would be singing a different tune.

FlounderinDC
03-14-2013, 19:16
I recently went through the same choice, had both in hand at the store but didn't want to pay for two at the time. Went with the OGD and enjoy it.

TheNovaMan
03-14-2013, 22:23
Grab the Weller. They are both great, but this way you'll know if you like wheaters. I agree with that.

black mamba
03-14-2013, 22:32
Not sure if it is available in your area, but another very good but inexpensive wheater is David Nicholson 1843. Usually found here in the St. Louis area for 12-14 bucks, and it's 100 proof. To my palette, every bit as good as the Wellers for less $$.