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    Current OWA vs. Current Weller 12

    So, I am enjoying OWA (current release for all of you experts with 200 bottles of OWA from the 70's) tonight. Really liking it's smooth, brown sugar sweetness and spicy kick. Which do you prefer CURRENT OWA or CURRENT Weller 12? I SLIGHTLY lean to Weller 12.
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    Re: Current OWA vs. Current Weller 12

    Love both, the power and density of the OWA on the other side the smoothness and creaminess of the Weller 12. Currently sipping on a 50/50 of the two bottled up this past weekend.

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    Re: Current OWA vs. Current Weller 12

    Quote Originally Posted by weller_tex View Post
    So, I am enjoying OWA (current release for all of you experts with 200 bottles of OWA from the 70's) tonight. Really liking it's smooth, brown sugar sweetness and spicy kick. Which do you prefer CURRENT OWA or CURRENT Weller 12? I SLIGHTLY lean to Weller 12.
    I do love me some weller 12. But due to proof preferences I lean toward OWA. Due to the generous information sharing on this board I will never have to choose. I drink them both, mixed 1:1 in the same glass. Who says you can't have your cake and drink it too?
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    Re: Current OWA vs. Current Weller 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Restaurant man View Post
    I do love me some weller 12. But due to proof preferences I lean toward OWA. Due to the generous information sharing on this board I will never have to choose. I drink them both, mixed 1:1 in the same glass. Who says you can't have your cake and drink it too?
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    Re: Current OWA vs. Current Weller 12

    There are a lot of online retailers that stock Weller 12. The last batch I picked up ended up coming to about $30 a bottle for four bottles, including shipping. Worth every penny IMO.

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    Re: Current OWA vs. Current Weller 12

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonBaron View Post
    There are a lot of online retailers that stock Weller 12. The last batch I picked up ended up coming to about $30 a bottle for four bottles, including shipping. Worth every penny IMO.
    Ah yes, rhe online retailers, the ones that relentlessly teaser NJ residents with offers that they cannot ship to the Garden State.

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    Re: Current OWA vs. Current Weller 12

    By pure coincidence and totally unrelated to this thread, my wife an I adjourned to the swing in our gazebo this afternoon to enjoy the unseasonably mild weather in Ohio with a bottle of OWA (for her) and a bottle of WLW 12 YO (for me). Glencairn glasses for both of us.
    We took turns sharing our glasses and concluded that, compared side-by-side, the 12 YO comes out ahead for richness, mouthfeel, and overall complexity. With that said, we are still big fans of the OWA. Because there is no significant cost difference, I will continue buying both. (A recent purchase at the Liquor Barn in Lexington included another handle of OWA>)
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    Re: Current OWA vs. Current Weller 12

    I like them both. The 12 is probably more interesting, as I can't buy it in IN. I have a single bottle remaining from a trip. In the states that carry it, is it available year round? For example, if I pass through Louisville, am I likely to find 12?

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    Re: Current OWA vs. Current Weller 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyfish View Post
    By pure coincidence and totally unrelated to this thread, my wife an I adjourned to the swing in our gazebo this afternoon to enjoy the unseasonably mild weather in Ohio with a bottle of OWA (for her) and a bottle of WLW 12 YO (for me). Glencairn glasses for both of us.
    We took turns sharing our glasses and concluded that, compared side-by-side, the 12 YO comes out ahead for richness, mouthfeel, and overall complexity. With that said, we are still big fans of the OWA. Because there is no significant cost difference, I will continue buying both. (A recent purchase at the Liquor Barn in Lexington included another handle of OWA>)
    That sounds like a great evening!

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    Re: Current OWA vs. Current Weller 12

    Quote Originally Posted by JayMonster View Post
    Ah yes, rhe online retailers, the ones that relentlessly teaser NJ residents with offers that they cannot ship to the Garden State.
    Feel your pain..they won't ship to Texas either. Every year or two I work in New Mexico for 1-2 months..sure is nice to get a shipment from Binny's at the motel...

 

 

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