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    Re: Current OWA

    Just have to say,

    I opened a bottle of the OWO 107 today and it maybe the best bourbon I have. Thats saying a lot. No I didnt mean OWA, Original!!

    The OWA 107 NAS is absolutly inferiour to the OWA 107 7 yr. Even if only in your mind. Your attitude and disposition are absolutly part of your pallet condition. The previously mentioned blind test is the only way to go


    If your the administrator of a blind test try pouring the same whiskey in both glasses and see how they react. Its actually fun.....
    "You can't claim to have been drinkin all day if you don't start first thing in the mornin."

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    Re: Current OWA

    My only bottle of OWA is an nas I bought a few months ago. It is easily the HOTTEST whiskey in my entire collection, which includes quite a few that are higher in proof. Even when I add copious h2o or mixers, the sharp alcohol bite is ludicrously prominent. And there is not much else going on flavorwise to justify it. Tried it diluted in a blind test that included WSR 7yr (old bottle shape), and the WSR was very rich and enjoyable in comparison.

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    Re: Current OWA

    I tried the NAS when it first came out and thought it was real good, but I haven't had a bottle of it for a good while.

    I'm very sorry to hear that it's declining now..
    Last edited by gblick; 04-25-2013 at 21:39.

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    Re: Current OWA

    Living in St. Louis area gives me access to the DSP-KY-16 DN1843 BIB, which I prefer to all the Wellers, excluding the BTAC WLW. The fact that I get 100 pf whiskey for $13 a fifth, or even $27 a handle, doesn't hurt. The last two bottles of VW Lot B and W12 which I had at the same time just last year were no comparison-- the Lot B was clearly superior.

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    Re: Current OWA

    Quote Originally Posted by smknjoe View Post
    ...I might need to visit some friends in South Hills then...

    Seriously though, I haven't had a bad bottle of the "current" stuff yet.
    I would not say it is bad, it is very pleasant, but it is just so one-dimensional.

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    Re: Current OWA

    Quote Originally Posted by weller_tex View Post
    I would not say it is bad, it is very pleasant, but it is just so one-dimensional.
    The perfect is the enemy of the good.
    If God made anything better than bourbon he must have kept it for Hisself.

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    Re: Current OWA

    Quote Originally Posted by weller_tex View Post
    I have really been disappointed with the decline of WT products over the past 5 years, and over the past year have become disappointed with OWA (Weller 12 is still great). To me, the current OWA is nothing but sweet brown sugar and nothing else. Nowhere near the complexity it had back when it was truly a 7 year old product (not talking about SW whiskey..just the BT stuff). I am assuming it is being bottled at much less than 7 years now..hence the sweet but little complexity. Anyone else notice this?
    I've only been a bourbon enthusiast for a couple of years now. I haven't had any of the older OWA, but the current OWA doesn't do anything at all for me. I always thought I was alone in not being a fan of this stuff, and I see now that I'm not alone. Weller 12 is still awesome IMHO.

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    Re: Current OWA

    I still find OWA to be a great whiskey at a great price (~$20 around my parts)
    I've got more whiskey than I need but not nearly as much as I'd like

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    Re: Current OWA

    Quote Originally Posted by ER07 View Post
    I still find OWA to be a great whiskey at a great price (~$20 around my parts)
    Agreed. I wasn't a bourbon enthusiast during the age stated days of OWA, so I don't have that comparison.... but the current juice is one of my favorites.

    I do agree that it's a bit hotter (alcohol bite - wise) than it needs to be at 107 proof, but the sweetness and $19 price tag make it a great value pour, imo. ORVW 10/107 is older, more than twice as expensive, and hard to find/seasonal... but not all that much better (again, imo). And, for what it's worth, I find W12 to be far too thin for my palate.

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    Re: Current OWA

    I always find it funny on forums, how the first post of the thread sets the tone for the rest of the thread. OWA is easily one of the most beloved bourbons on this site, and yet you would think it was bottom of the barrel (pun intended) if you just read this thread.

    In any event, I don't mean to undermine or belittle anyone's opinion on OWA or any other bourbon for that matter. To each his own. And to be perfectly honest, I am so enamored of the SB blend, that I rarely drink OWA or W12 alone anymore. Such a smart mingling, to take the younger, higher proof, more robust bourbon, and mingle it with the older, oakier, lower proof, more mellow bourbon. It just works imho.

 

 

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