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    Re: What's going on with Old Weller Antique?

    OWA here is $19.95. Weller 7yr is $15.95 I believe. No idea what they used to be, but that's what they were tonight at Liquor Barn.

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    Re: What's going on with Old Weller Antique?

    The cheapest I know of in Chicago is $17 for OWA and $20 for the W12
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    Re: What's going on with Old Weller Antique?

    VA being the price gouging state that it is charges around $25 IIRC. They just started carrying it on the shelves within the last month or two. Montgomery County MD ABC charges $15.85.
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    Re: What's going on with Old Weller Antique?

    Quote Originally Posted by tommyboy38 View Post
    The cheapest I know of in Chicago is $17 for OWA and $20 for the W12
    Do you care to share with a fellow bourbon lover where you can get the W12 for $20?

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    Re: What's going on with Old Weller Antique?

    Here in TX Weller90 is 18.99 and OWA is 24.99... (750)
    both are still MM killers @ 25.99 a 750ml.
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    Re: What's going on with Old Weller Antique?

    I'm not at all familiar with the Weller line of products or the history of the company, but I found a bottle of Old Weller Antique 107 "The Original Wheated Bourbon" at a local state store here in PA for $20.99. I had some last night and it was FANTASTIC. I looked around a bit online but couldn't fine a bottle like the one I bought. Mine is sort of roundish and not like the others I have found. Also, I have found several that are 7 year old, whereas mine does not say it is. It was "Distilled by W.L. Weller And Sons, Frankfort, Kentucky." I've also seen some places where I get the indication that this product may not be in production anymore and will soon dry up??? Also, what is the whole W.L. Weller and Stitzel-Weller relation and what products are still being made?
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: What's going on with Old Weller Antique?

    Quote Originally Posted by ethangsmith View Post
    what is the whole W.L. Weller and Stitzel-Weller relation and what products are still being made?
    I'm sure the others know a lot more about the actual company than I do.

    I do know that the bottle was changed to the one you have just this year. It seems as if they've upped the distribution as well, as I've been able to find the new bottle in places that definitely did not carry the old one. I was a little dismayed when I saw the new bottle without an age statement, but I was assured that for now, it's still 7 years old. After comparing last year's, which was in the old bottle, with this years. I must say, this years is quite good. Hopefully it stays that way!

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    Re: What's going on with Old Weller Antique?

    Quote Originally Posted by ethangsmith View Post
    I'm not at all familiar with the Weller line of products or the history of the company, but I found a bottle of Old Weller Antique 107 "The Original Wheated Bourbon" at a local state store here in PA for $20.99. I had some last night and it was FANTASTIC. I looked around a bit online but couldn't fine a bottle like the one I bought. Mine is sort of roundish and not like the others I have found. Also, I have found several that are 7 year old, whereas mine does not say it is. It was "Distilled by W.L. Weller And Sons, Frankfort, Kentucky." I've also seen some places where I get the indication that this product may not be in production anymore and will soon dry up??? Also, what is the whole W.L. Weller and Stitzel-Weller relation and what products are still being made?
    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    I'm sure the others know a lot more about the actual company than I do.

    I do know that the bottle was changed to the one you have just this year. It seems as if they've upped the distribution as well, as I've been able to find the new bottle in places that definitely did not carry the old one. I was a little dismayed when I saw the new bottle without an age statement, but I was assured that for now, it's still 7 years old. After comparing last year's, which was in the old bottle, with this years. I must say, this years is quite good. Hopefully it stays that way!
    To add to what SMOWK said, as far as the basics go, the entire Weller line are wheat bourbons (like Maker's Mark, Old Fitzgerald and Van Winkle) distilled at Buffalo Trace in Frankfort, KY and owned by Sazerac Co.

    The Weller line currently consists of, in order of price:
    W.L. Weller Special Reserve 7 y/o 90 proof
    Old Weller Antique NAS (but still about 7) 107 proof
    W.L. Weller 12 y/o 90 proof (hard to find but still in production)
    Wm. Larue Weller Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Barrel Proof (varies by year)

    Of the 4, my favorites are the Antique and the 12 y/o. The Binny's selection of the 12 is really outstanding. The last one (Larue or WLW for short) is usually excellent as well, but hasn't always lived up to my expectations for the price point. For pedantry on WLW, use the search function The Weller SR is a little dull imo, but it's a good alternative to MM and a few dollars cheaper.

    It should be noted, also, that Weller is made from the same mashbill as the Van Winkle bourbons, the Old Rips, Family Reserve, and Pappys.

    I'll also let others chime in on the history.
    Last edited by Josh; 01-04-2010 at 10:44.
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    Re: What's going on with Old Weller Antique?

    Interesting. The Van Winkle stuff seems a bit rarer and more expensive from what I have seen, but well worth the cost. I was amazed at how good the Weller Antique 107 is for $21! I think I'm going to track down a few more Weller/Van Winkle products. I definitely like wheated bourbons. I think because they seem to be a little closer to my beloved Michter's sour mash whiskey than, say, Jim Beam or Evan Williams.
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: What's going on with Old Weller Antique?

    Here's a picture of my bottle:



    I read everything and there is no age statement on it for certain. I wonder if they plan on going shorter than 7 years soon.

    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

 

 

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