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    OWA 107 - 7 yr vs NAS

    Just curious if any folks have both the current OWA offering and a recent OWA with the 7 yr age statement, and how different they are. Dropping the age statement obviously allows them to put younger juice in the bottle, but as they try to maintain the brand's flavor profile for consistency - I'm curious if there is a major difference?

    Put another way - if you've had both, and someone told you there were 2 or 3 750s of OWA 107 7 yr about a 2 hour drive (one way) away, would you bother with it - or call the store to have them hold while you risk breaking speed limits?
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    Re: OWA 107 - 7 yr vs NAS

    There's not enough difference to notice and not enough to bother with a drive, unless you're headed that direction anyway.

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    Re: OWA 107 - 7 yr vs NAS

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    There's not enough difference to notice and not enough to bother with a drive, unless you're headed that direction anyway.
    Agreed. Definitely not enough difference to justify a 4 hour round trip just to get the "age stated" version.
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    Re: OWA 107 - 7 yr vs NAS

    I totally agree with Squire and RR, but if they are REALLY old I'd go get them.
    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: OWA 107 - 7 yr vs NAS

    Not just to be contrary, but if I had the chance to put 'em on hold and knew they were waiting, I'd go for it. Sure, a current private selection may be better, but when considering how much gas I've burned hunting dusties vs. finding dusties - it's worth it. YMMV

    Then again, I enjoy driving.
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    Re: OWA 107 - 7 yr vs NAS

    Take it back, if I lived in Hawaii I would drive.

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    Re: OWA 107 - 7 yr vs NAS

    Thanks everyone for the feedback. This is a quasi-hypothetical but is very helpful. And if they were really old (ie - SW juice perhaps), I'd absolutely make the drive.
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    Re: OWA 107 - 7 yr vs NAS

    I'll echo the opinions of those who said there's not much difference between the more recent 7yr and current NAS bottles. I did a blind test once and couldn't detect much difference. That said, I love the old paper labels and grab them whenever I see them.
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    Re: OWA 107 - 7 yr vs NAS

    Yes, there is the romance factor.

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    Re: OWA 107 - 7 yr vs NAS

    Not to pile on, but you can put me in the not enough difference to make the trip category.

 

 

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