After perusing many, many, many liquor stores, the WT101 varies between $16 and $23 a bottle and the WTRR90 goes $20 to $27. I saw something recently that the retail price of WTRR is $25 which jives with what I've seen as it's usually $25.
I had this a few months ago on St. Patricks day when I was halfway through a bottle of Old Fitz bib so my memory may not be that clear but I recall I was impressed by it at the time...very smooth and flavorful. I picked up a bottle but haven't opened mine yet.
"Brownest of the brown liquors..so tempting. What's that? You want me to drink you? But I'm in the middle of a trial!" L. Hutz
I am new to bourbon having just been introduced to it in the form of a private label this past Christmas. Then in February I met Tom Bulleit at Fuzzy's Liquor Store in Sun Prairie. He autographed a bottle for me and it quickly became my favorite-until I tried Russell's Reserve. RR90 is a bit sweeter than Bulleit's but I love the explosion of almond and vanilla on the palate and the heavy, buttery complexion. Bulleit's is still an excellent whiskey and I'd put it right behind RR90 in the $20 per bottle price range with Eagle Rare in third. But then there are many others I have yet to try.
Just want to say that it's great to be revisiting previous BOTMs.
Impressions and bourbon expressions change over time. And newer members get to add their opinions as well.
Keep it up!
"Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."
funny, in DE it sells for $34.99...and the RR RYE is around $30...
then again, the regular rye is around $25...but in PA, usually $18...
I have been thoroughly enjoying the old label RR 90, big fan ... buying up multiple bottles for the bunker whenever I see it.
So yes, I was excited when I found a single new label bottle.
However, I did not care at all for the whiskey in the new label bottle. There is no way that it is the same whiskey that I have been drinking. It has a over predominate perfume taste that I can't get past. Had to choke down the glass. Hoping sometime open will mellow it out.
"Why? Because it's delicious!"
Bourbon always did make me feel like a Giant.
I haven't tried too many WT products but the RR101 is one of my favourite bourbons. Here it retails for about $75 and it seems to be getting harder to find. I've managed to bunker a couple as they are well worth it IMO.
It is no secret that I love that elixir of the gods, bourbon.