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    What did you pass up today? Summer 2012

    V17 $68
    WT Tradition $109
    THH $79

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Summer 2012

    Passed up a Stagg at $95 and a Weller 12 at $27. But this was the first bottle of Weller 12 I've ever seen locally, and I'll probably go back for it. Is this label enjoying wider distribution lately? Because I've now seen it in several California locations that used to stock WSR or Antique, but not the 12.

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Summer 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by MrAtomic View Post
    Passed up a Stagg at $95 and a Weller 12 at $27. But this was the first bottle of Weller 12 I've ever seen locally, and I'll probably go back for it. Is this label enjoying wider distribution lately? Because I've now seen it in several California locations that used to stock WSR or Antique, but not the 12.
    Was that bevmo? I'd never seen Weller 12 until a few weeks ago at bevmo for the first time, $27 sounds like the price I saw too. It's weird because they always stocked WSR and OWA but never Welller 12.

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Summer 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Tico View Post
    Was that bevmo? I'd never seen Weller 12 until a few weeks ago at bevmo for the first time, $27 sounds like the price I saw too. It's weird because they always stocked WSR and OWA but never Welller 12.
    Tico, unfortunately the nearest (Santa Barbara) BevMo doesn't carry Weller 12 (or V17, or EC18, or 21st Amendment beers... sigh) just WSR and Antique. I saw the single bottle of the 12 at a local, non-chain store. I'd prefer to shop at the local spot, but having a steady supply of Wellers at BevMo would be great.

    It's interesting that months ago there were rumors of Weller 12 disappearing, and now it's not only survived, but apparently reaching new areas. Hopefully it'll stay this way.

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Summer 2012

    Was in Jersey today for lunch with my folks. Stopped at a Joe Canal's and saw a placeholder bottle with the PVW23 velvet cover for $599.99!

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Summer 2012

    WT
    “Tradition" ... at $120, a bit too much ... thought about it, but too much.
    Sto lat!!!

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Summer 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by soonami View Post
    Was in Jersey today for lunch with my folks. Stopped at a Joe Canal's and saw a placeholder bottle with the PVW23 velvet cover for $599.99!
    Jeez. No thanks. Don't they know Julian recently announced it was BT/Stitzel blend?
    "On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero"
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Summer 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Restaurant man View Post
    Jeez. No thanks. Don't they know Julian recently announced it was BT/Stitzel blend?
    Restaurant Man, the next bottling of PVW23 will be a blend (the current/last bottling is still Stitzel Weller.)

    As to 600 USD...ouch.
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Summer 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by wripvanwrinkle View Post
    Restaurant Man, the next bottling of PVW23 will be a blend (the current/last bottling is still Stitzel Weller.)

    As to 600 USD...ouch.
    Not sure about that. I read a comment Julian made that they had 100% SW PVW23 blended in stainless that they recently bottled which will last a couple more years. The next blend will not be 100% SW and will contain BT distillate among others but when the SW stock runs out and when the new blend is released, is not known. VW releases only a set amount of bourbon per season so they have stocks that they hold back to ensure a steady stream of products.

    And yes, the $600 price tag was absurd and the crazy part is that this store wasn't even in a particularly nice neighborhood, I'm not sure who would buy this.

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Summer 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by soonami View Post
    Not sure about that. I read a comment Julian made that they had 100% SW PVW23 blended in stainless that they recently bottled which will last a couple more years. The next blend will not be 100% SW and will contain BT distillate among others but when the SW stock runs out and when the new blend is released, is not known. VW releases only a set amount of bourbon per season so they have stocks that they hold back to ensure a steady stream of products.

    And yes, the $600 price tag was absurd and the crazy part is that this store wasn't even in a particularly nice neighborhood, I'm not sure who would buy this.
    I'm not sure what you read...but I'm just going off of Chuck's post on John's blog (WhiskeyAdvocateBlog/What's In That Bottle Of Van Winkle Anyway?)

    "According to Julian, the Pappy 23 for the next several years is already in bottles and it’s all SW. The next time they bottle it, there will be BT in it..."

    Since the next bottling wouldn't be until at least this fall...that bottle should contain only SW. I apologize for belaboring the point, but since we have received a pretty good answer regarding this subject maybe we could go a few weeks without mucking it up again!

    Having said that though, aren't we saying the same thing? The $600 bottle that is waiting to plunder some childs college savings fund is all SW, correct?
    Last edited by wripvanwrinkle; 06-25-2012 at 15:20.

 

 

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