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    Favorite Very Old Barton proof- 90 or 100?

    For sipping- which is your favorite? Mixing?

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    Re: Favorite Very Old Barton proof- 90 or 100?

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpstylz View Post
    For sipping- which is your favorite? Mixing?
    Why would anyone buy anything but VOB 100? The price difference is inconsequential and if you are mixing it the higher proof also becomes inconsequential.
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    Re: Favorite Very Old Barton proof- 90 or 100?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyfish View Post
    Why would anyone buy anything but VOB 100? The price difference is inconsequential and if you are mixing it the higher proof also becomes inconsequential.
    +1. 100 BIB all the way.

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    Re: Favorite Very Old Barton proof- 90 or 100?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyfish View Post
    Why would anyone buy anything but VOB 100? The price difference is inconsequential and if you are mixing it the higher proof also becomes inconsequential.
    We don't have VOB 100 in Atlanta....only VOB 90. I still have my bottle of the BIB from the Sampler last year so I haven't bought the 90 proof version, but that's one reason why it might be purchased. The cost goes up quite a bit if you're talking about buying VOB 90 locally vs. VOB BIB online + shipping. That raises the price per bottle, which takes the VOB BIB out of that "great value bourbon" range.

    I think you can get both proofs in Chicago, but not everyone has a Binny's nearby!
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    Re: Favorite Very Old Barton proof- 90 or 100?

    The price difference is usually on par with the difference in price around here.

    I'm kind of surprised that nobody said the 90 (i figured it would be 75/25 in favor of the 100)

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    Re: Favorite Very Old Barton proof- 90 or 100?

    Definitely the 100

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    Re: Favorite Very Old Barton proof- 90 or 100?

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpstylz View Post
    The price difference is usually on par with the difference in price around here.

    I'm kind of surprised that nobody said the 90 (i figured it would be 75/25 in favor of the 100)
    As I have access to water, I also vote for the BIB.

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    Re: Favorite Very Old Barton proof- 90 or 100?

    Here are the prices in WA, weird huh.

    Brand Name Retail Price Sales Tax Total Retail Price

    VERY OLD BARTON 6 YR BBN 100 PR 9.73 4.82 14.55

    VERY OLD BARTON 6 YR BBN 80 PR 9.73 4.82 14.55

    VERY OLD BARTON 6 YR BBN 86 PR 9.78 4.82 14.60

    VERY OLD BARTON 6 YR BBN 90 PR 9.78 4.82 14.60

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    Re: Favorite Very Old Barton proof- 90 or 100?

    Yet another vote for the 100 - big surprise.

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    Re: Favorite Very Old Barton proof- 90 or 100?

    The 100-proof VOB is great stuff. Nobody believes me when I tell them this. But that's fine. I put it up there with Weller Special Reserve as one of the best values in bourbon.

 

 

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