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    Weller 12 with Embossed Wheat Symbol

    I found some more W12 1 liter bottles with the embossed wheat. The date code was hard to read, but it looked like 2011. That can't be right can it? When did they stop using the embossed bottles and why are those bottles of W12 "better?"
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

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    Re: Weller 12 with Embossed Wheat Symbol

    I purchased a liter bottle of W12 last fall (2012) that had the embossed wheat emblem on the bottle. Have never seen it on a 750, however.

    Quote Originally Posted by smknjoe View Post
    I found some more W12 1 liter bottles with the embossed wheat. The date code was hard to read, but it looked like 2011. That can't be right can it? When did they stop using the embossed bottles and why are those bottles of W12 "better?"

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    Re: Weller 12 with Embossed Wheat Symbol

    1 liter tends to be for On Premise.
    Bourbon only requires a glass.

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    Re: Weller 12 with Embossed Wheat Symbol

    Quote Originally Posted by brettckeen View Post
    1 liter tends to be for On Premise.
    What does that mean exactly? I buy 1 liter bottles of Weller 12 at Spec's all the time.. I have seen the embossed wheat on liter bottles as well.

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    Re: Weller 12 with Embossed Wheat Symbol

    In a lot of states, maybe not Texas, 1 liter is usually shipped to bars/restaurants, this helps the liquor inspector know that tax was properly paid for on premise license (IE Bar). 750ml and 1.75lt is usually sizes used for off premise (liquor store) A bar can order in any size they just may have to present more receipts to the inspector when not serving at 1 liter.
    Bourbon only requires a glass.

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    Re: Weller 12 with Embossed Wheat Symbol

    Don't know when they stopped making that bottle, but I bought some back in 2011 and that's the last time I've seen them.
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    Re: Weller 12 with Embossed Wheat Symbol

    IIRC, that style was discontinued in 2011. Seeing as they sell far more 750 and 1.75L than 1L, it's reasonable to assume they had a lot of leftover 1L bottles, hence why you still run into newer ones.

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    Re: Weller 12 with Embossed Wheat Symbol

    Quote Originally Posted by brettckeen View Post
    In a lot of states, maybe not Texas, 1 liter is usually shipped to bars/restaurants, this helps the liquor inspector know that tax was properly paid for on premise license (IE Bar). 750ml and 1.75lt is usually sizes used for off premise (liquor store) A bar can order in any size they just may have to present more receipts to the inspector when not serving at 1 liter.
    Having it in liters also makes it easier to count your bar stock

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    Re: Weller 12 with Embossed Wheat Symbol

    Thanks for the replies. Originally, I found a 750 and a 1.75 and it was suggested to me that those were good finds even though I don't care for the current W12. Glad I passed on them. Now I wonder if the person who told me that was just pulling my leg.
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

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    Re: Weller 12 with Embossed Wheat Symbol

    Quote Originally Posted by Balcones Winston View Post
    Having it in liters also makes it easier to count your bar stock
    I could see that, if it's not in the well though we tend to carry only .750ml anything bigger takes up too much room on the shelf.
    Bourbon only requires a glass.

 

 

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