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    WT 8 year old

    I hunted around and couldn't find much on WT 8 year on the site - has any info on this been posted before? I picked some up at duty free in Port Huron, MI this week on the way over to Ontario. It's quite good, but how does it differ from the regular release 101 and why is it only available duty free?
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    Re: WT 8 year old

    Quote Originally Posted by cas View Post
    I hunted around and couldn't find much on WT 8 year on the site - has any info on this been posted before? I picked some up at duty free in Port Huron, MI this week on the way over to Ontario. It's quite good, but how does it differ from the regular release 101 and why is it only available duty free?
    Craig

    The "travel retail" sector is much smaller than the US market so they can float age stated bottles outside of the US without depleting stocks.

    At last years sampler I asked Jimmy Russell why we can't get WT12 in the states. He said that we would have to choose between WT12 and Rare Breed as there's not enough aged stock on hand for both.

    Hopefully the investment that Campari is making in their business will allow both in another 10 years.
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    Re: WT 8 year old

    Quote Originally Posted by cas View Post
    I hunted around and couldn't find much on WT 8 year on the site - has any info on this been posted before? I picked some up at duty free in Port Huron, MI this week on the way over to Ontario. It's quite good, but how does it differ from the regular release 101 and why is it only available duty free?
    Craig
    Itís still sold here in Europe and maybe in Japan as well. I donít know for sure why they did drop the age statement in USA several years ago, but my guess would be lack of well age stock.

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    Re: WT 8 year old

    It is very good, probably one of the best deals out there for bourbon. $21 a liter. I have not done a side by side with the 8 year of old yet, but I will have to now.
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    It's too bad they don't do more aging. Their premiums with age statements are excellent products, IMO. Though the packaging is excessive, I love the somewhat recent 14yo.

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    Re: WT 8 year old

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    The "travel retail" sector is much smaller than the US market so they can float age stated bottles outside of the US without depleting stocks.

    At last years sampler I asked Jimmy Russell why we can't get WT12 in the states. He said that we would have to choose between WT12 and Rare Breed as there's not enough aged stock on hand for both.

    Hopefully the investment that Campari is making in their business will allow both in another 10 years.
    I can't make that choice. I want both.

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    Re: WT 8 year old

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    ...At last years sampler I asked Jimmy Russell why we can't get WT12 in the states. He said that we would have to choose between WT12 and Rare Breed as there's not enough aged stock on hand for both...
    Frankly, I'd make that trade in a heartbeat. While I've had occasional exemplary batches of Rare Breed -- and some about which I've wished I'd spent the money otherwise -- I've never experienced a WT 12yo that wasn't superior to the best RB I've ever had. If I buy Rare Breed today, it's because I like the nice box and glasses that come with it for the holidays.

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    Re: WT 8 year old

    About 4 years ago a buddy of mine brought me back a 1 litre WT8yo from Denmark and it was outstanding, it had a sweetness to it that I never get from any Turkeys.
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    Re: WT 8 year old

    WT 8 year old is sold in Japan, as is WT 12. I'm sipping a WT 12 as I type. ... and it's excellent!
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    Re: WT 8 year old

    The 12 may be my all time favorite. But I'm down to a half bottle of the split label and a full bottle of the cheap gold label.
    Craig

 

 

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