2006 was the last time WLW was over 12 years. Whiskey nerd: ENGAGE!
2005: 12 y 2 m
2006: 15 y 3 m
2007: 10 y 3 m
2008: 11 y 2 m
2009: 11 y
2010: 12 y 3m
2011: 12 y 11m
2012: 12 y 4 m
2013: 12 y 1 m
If you are only adjusting for proof, then a savvy consumer would have to agree that the $20 - 25 Weller 12 and Sazerac rye are the better deal. But you can't "proof up" those whiskies like you can "proof down" WLW and THH...but why would you? They are amazing at barrel strength, and are a hand-picked lot of 20 to 50 barrels. Plus they only come out once a year. So, I am always willing to pay that premium when I get the chance.
To me Weller 12 and WLW are worlds apart with WLW being far superior. Others have stated before that barrel selection can play a big role in flavor variation. I'll have to proof down some WLW and see if I get W12.
Last edited by smknjoe; 10-20-2013 at 20:16.
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