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jburlowski
05-12-2008, 12:02
At least here in Northern KY. So far, only WSR and OWA. No W12 sighted yet.

OldJack
05-12-2008, 12:28
It never vanished from our shelves down here in Dallas- though the 12 can be tougher to find than the others.

JohnnyVague
05-13-2008, 07:40
I've only been able to find the Special Reserve at bigger stores like Liquor Barn here in Louisville. No 12 year to be found. (At least, not at the usual stops.) But the antique and the ORVW are available.

tsangster
05-13-2008, 17:34
Was told last week not to expect more antique for several weeks (GA). Was also told to expect a hefty price increase when it does reappear. Should've stocked up when I had the chance.

gblick
05-23-2008, 16:21
Do any of the Houston SB'ers know for sure if the 'new' Weller Antique 107 has hit the shelves here? I ask because I saw a good bit of the Antique in one particular store and the store owner told me that it was a new shipment, but I'm not sure I believe him because the price (at least that of the 1.75L bottles) had not gone up at all, in fact it was still a few dollars cheaper than Spec's prices. So either the price has not gone up here at all (a good thing!), or maybe his shipment was of older stock and not reflecting a new price increase (doesn't seem likely), or he was mistaken and didn't get a new shipment. I'm also curious to know if the new juice tastes any different. Anyone here know anything?
Thanks.

drunkenjayhawk
05-23-2008, 17:07
I saw some 750's locally at 23.99 or 24.99 . So they musta been new stock. That makes me recall a 1.75 I left on the shelf at another place for 33 dollars. Might have to head back there!

gblick
05-23-2008, 20:08
Yeah, $24-$25 per 750 is pretty high compared to the $18-$19 that I've been paying. But for some months now the 750's here have been creeping up into the $21-$23 range at some stores, though I've still never had to pay more than $19 for a 750. $33 for a 1.75L is a very good price (you should jump on that) and is pretty much a thing of the past around here, where for awhile now the average 1.75L prices have been in the $37-$40 range, though I have seen it at some stores for as much as $44. These 1.75L bottles from this new batch, which I've just seen at three stores now, were priced at $38, $39, and $42. So it appears (at least around these parts) that there may not really be much of a price increase at all....kudos to Buffalo Trace for not jacking the price up.

Big Chipper
06-02-2008, 05:45
The SR is back...price went from $13.95 to $14.95 (+7.7%). The Antique is back too...went from $16.95 to $18.95 (+6.6%).

cigarnv
06-02-2008, 06:25
Just saw Antique jump $2 in the DC area on new shipments. The 1.75 from 2004 are $44 in Virginia. We are seeing the VABC raise prices on a regular basis both to capture price increases as well as to generate more income to make up for declining tax revenue's. They also tack on 5.5% sales tax..... and they wonder why folks go to Maryland and DC......

wildcatdon
06-02-2008, 14:29
They had 12 yr old Weller at the Liquor Barn in Louisville on Hurstbourne last week..

jburlowski
06-07-2008, 17:26
The folks at the Cork & Bottle in Covington, Ky report that Weller 12 will likely not reappear until early 2009 and that Antique come back late this year. Quantities are expected to be somewhat limited..

ILLfarmboy
06-08-2008, 09:42
Weller Antique has re-appeared on the shelves of the Milan Hy-Vee.:cool:

I snagged a bottle last night.

ThomasH
06-08-2008, 09:46
During my April trip to Ky., Weller Antique was in nearly every store I checked. It was Weller 12 and Weller SR that were in low supply or sold out!

Thomas

SBOmarc
06-08-2008, 10:17
The Welller 12 is scarce but the rest of the line can be found in these parts quite easily.

jburlowski
06-08-2008, 12:33
My favorite spiritsmonger reports that the 12 will reappear in early next year. He expects quantities to be limited.

shelly
06-08-2008, 14:52
I saw both Weller SR and Antique in Austin, TX this week. Was looking for the 12, but didn't find it.

-shelly

PhilsFan
06-08-2008, 17:45
I bought Weller 12 yr this past week at Party Outlet on Shelbyville Rd in Louisville. One of the employees told me that they just got it in that day, and they only got 12 bottles in.

-Joe

Josh
06-19-2008, 16:19
As per recommendation I went to the Grape Vine in Sterling Hts. MI today and picked up a bottle of the SR for under $20. There was another Weller there too, but I forget which one it was, but it was in the double digits, age-wise.

Anybody know what the deal is? Did BT just run out of what they had left over from UD or what?

jackthewog
06-19-2008, 17:38
If only you American's knew how well you have got it over there. In Australia Jim Beam White label is around AUS$29 which these days is equal to around US$26/27 and that is for 700ml bottled at 37%ABV or 74 proof....GTS on the other hand is only available on the internet through importers and retails for abour AUS$400!

ACDetroit
06-19-2008, 18:40
Yeah Josh the other bottle you saw was part of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (2007 release) 117 proof William Laure Weller. Nice stuff but it's $59.99 State minimum, I think I have one open so try it before you buy one.

Tony

jburlowski
08-03-2008, 13:04
Weller 12 is back on the shelves at The Party Source in Bellevue, KY (both 750 and 1.75 sizes). Since today is Sunday, Jay wasn't around to ask if it is "back for good" of if the distributor found a limited supply.

dcb
08-04-2008, 08:49
the 107 7yr is back in stock at the werehouses in VT, have two on order.

OscarV
08-04-2008, 15:19
Weller 12 is back on the shelves.

Did you get any?
How is it?
MI LCC does not carry it.

jburlowski
08-04-2008, 16:59
Grabbed two 750s but haven't opened either yet. I've got to finish the open bottle that I've been judiciously nursing first!

PhilsFan
08-04-2008, 17:00
Weller 12 is back on the shelves at The Party Source in Bellevue, KY (both 750 and 1.75 sizes). Since today is Sunday, Jay wasn't around to ask if it is "back for good" of if the distributor found a limited supply.

I got a bottle of Weller 12 about two months ago and I was surprised because unlike the other Wellers I had tried and liked, the back end was bitter. I've had about 3 pours out of it and haven't changed my opinion. Is there a difference between the older versions of Weller 12 and the new one or did I just get a bad bottle?

-Joe

ILLfarmboy
08-04-2008, 20:49
Normally my only source for Weller Antique is up in the Quad Cities. Only one store. But this past weekend I was down in Peoria and saw Weller Antique at one shop I frequent down there. First time. I hope they get some of the 12 year. That would be nice.

cowdery
08-04-2008, 21:41
I got a bottle of Weller 12 about two months ago and I was surprised because unlike the other Wellers I had tried and liked, the back end was bitter. I've had about 3 pours out of it and haven't changed my opinion. Is there a difference between the older versions of Weller 12 and the new one or did I just get a bad bottle?

-Joe

Bad bottles are an extreme rarity, especially on bottles with screw caps. That much age can add a little bitterness. The Weller 12 bottled in the last six or seven years is all Bernheim whiskey, made by UD before they sold the distillery to Heaven Hill. We're probably still a couple of years away from true Buffalo Trace-made Weller 12.

Nobody has said this, but I suspect what has happened is that they have run out of the Bernheim-made whiskey and aren't quite to twelve years with the wheated whiskey they only started to make in earnest after 1999. That doesn't necessarily mean we won't see Weller 12 again before 2011, but maybe it does. They can predict these things and I think they invested too much in Weller 12 to let it be unavailable for three or four years.

To paraphrase Lady Bracknell, "To run out of whiskey for one year may be regarded as a misfortune. To run out for four or more looks like carelessness."

TBoner
08-11-2008, 19:50
I was out and about today here in Dallas and saw all of the Wellers, but didn't see all three at any one store. There seems to be decent stock if you look around, though. I bought a 12; my stock of Antique is pretty deep.

Regards,