Went to a local bar after work to kill some time before meeting the missus. They had "Old Weller 107" on the menu for 6.75 for a single pour. From where I was sitting I could see their bottles, and it turned out, what the menu was referring to was the straight-sided, paper labeled 7 year Weller 107. So of course I ordered it. The bartender poured the whiskey, emptying the bottle, then went back for the second, teardrop shaped Buffalo Trace vintage OWA bottle behind it. I got up in a hurry and stopped him before he combined the pours. I told him that I would just take the pour as he had made it, because I was really interested to see what the old style of the Weller 107 was like. He did me one better though, and gave me the rest of the pour in a separate glass. So I got to sit down and compare the old Weller 107 to the new OWA (NAS).
It was quite illuminating! The old 107 was incredibly smooth, and had an almost scotch-like smokey-peatyness. Very little flavor, otherwise, though. The new OWA was really hot and candy-like, as I would have expected. It clearly needed to have some air. The older one might have gotten too much air, but it definitely seemed much more elegant, in any case. The new OWA had lots of flavor, big and ingratiating.
Just a really cool experience for 8 bucks, including tip.