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rndenks
03-14-2013, 14:01
Does anyone know if you can buy Weller 12 yr in Ohio? I read a lot of you praising this stuff, but I cannot remember seeing this on the shelves. I checked the State's website, and they only list Weller Reserve in my NE Ohio. Again I have never seen that on the shelves either. I am starting to learn that the state's search tool can get your hopes up!:hot:

Also, I was thinking of ordering a bottle online, but I have an upcoming trip to Canada via the Detroit area. Does anyone know if you can get Weller 12 in Michigan? That would save me the shipping costs.

Thanks in advance for any tips.

callmeox
03-14-2013, 14:03
Ohio is a Weller wasteland.

You must search elsewhere.

squire
03-14-2013, 14:14
Surely some of our Detroit/MI members could help out.

OscarV
03-14-2013, 14:18
Weller 12yo is not available in MI but don't fret cuz it ain't worth it.
A wheater should not be watered down below 100 proof like the Weller 12 is.
It's kinda bland.

smknjoe
03-14-2013, 14:28
Thank you, Oscar, for your honesty. I don't get what all the hoopla is about. It's the most non-bourbon bourbon I've ever tasted. I'd recommend OWA or WSR over W12.

Back on topic, luckily you can order booze in your state.

rndenks
03-14-2013, 14:29
Well alrighty then...0 for 2. Thanks for the quick feedback.

Are you suggesting the Weller 107 then Oscar?

thiemb
03-14-2013, 14:30
Yeah, the Weller 12 stuff is just awful. Basically without any flavor. Horribly, horribly disgusting stuff. Don't bother with it. If you ever in a neighboring state like, I dont know, like Illinois for example, you should just leave it on the shelf.

smknjoe
03-14-2013, 14:35
Yeah, the Weller 12 stuff is just awful. Basically without any flavor. Horribly, horribly disgusting stuff. Don't bother with it. If you ever in a neighboring state like, I dont know, like Illinois for example, you should just leave it on the shelf.

:lol:

I really don't like it though. There is flavor, just more akin to Scotch rather than bourbon (to me.)

Don't listen to me rndenks, I'm probably the only one here that thinks that.

Smokewagon
03-14-2013, 14:41
Yeah, the Weller 12 stuff is just awful. Basically without any flavor. Horribly, horribly disgusting stuff. Don't bother with it. If you ever in a neighboring state like, I dont know, like Illinois for example, you should just leave it on the shelf.

Seriously, I don't even understand how anyone can stomach it. Thankfully it's not that easy to find here in Mass, so I am not fouled by it's presence when looking for real bourbon!


~SW

rndenks
03-14-2013, 14:42
Yeah, the Weller 12 stuff is just awful. Basically without any flavor. Horribly, horribly disgusting stuff. Don't bother with it. If you ever in a neighboring state like, I dont know, like Illinois for example, you should just leave it on the shelf.

You almost got me there. :rolleyes: Don't worry, I do not get to Chicagoland that often. Your supply is safe.

Josh
03-14-2013, 14:43
I like Weller 12, but it's not available in Michigan. It is available in Indiana though, if that's any help at all.

Flyfish
03-14-2013, 16:41
Ohio is a Weller wasteland.

You must search elsewhere.

That's why most of my bourbon purchases are made outside of Ohio. I buy my OWA and Weller 12 in KY. And the AAA. And the VOB. In AZ, Blanton's was 39.99 vs. $55 in OH. So I got two.

OscarV
03-14-2013, 17:51
Well alrighty then...0 for 2. Thanks for the quick feedback.

Are you suggesting the Weller 107 then Oscar?


Sometimes BT will accidentley release a good one.

darylld911
03-14-2013, 19:09
You have to buy a Weller 12 - AND an OWA 107. I like OWA 107 better, but varying blends of those two (I personally like 60% OWA, 40% Weller 12) are honestly better than either by themselves, IMHO. I've tried different blends, and this is one of the few I've found where the result was really greater than the sum of its parts.

rndenks
03-14-2013, 19:34
That's why most of my bourbon purchases are made outside of Ohio. I buy my OWA and Weller 12 in KY. And the AAA. And the VOB. In AZ, Blanton's was 39.99 vs. $55 in OH. So I got two.

Looks like I just need to stop by your house in Toledo when I am there visiting my folks. Do you take credit cards:lol:

You all talked me me in to a Weller 12 and OWA...once I find it.

Evargas
03-18-2013, 09:11
Frankly, I get my Weller 107 Antique shipped in from KY. There is a store with a selection of single barrel 107's that are outstanding. Did you know the Old Weller Antique 107 is the same mash bill as Pappy Van Winkle and same distillation? Makes you think. . .

ThomasH
03-18-2013, 19:57
Weller SR occassionally shows up on the shelves around here, but because it is considered a special order item, it is seriously overpriced!

Thomas

rndenks
04-03-2013, 13:36
As I mentioned in another thread, after carefully considering all the advice, I finally made my purchase. I decided to broaden my tasting scope and picked up a bottle Weller 12, Ritt 100 BIB and VOB 100. All of which I cannot find in Ohio.

It is difficult waiting for the UPS man to bring that box. Now my next dilemma...which to try first? I guess that is a good problem to have. Thanks again for the advice. I will post my thoughts in the Tasting section later.