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    Re: How Close is OWA 107 to ORVW 107?

    I think this years ORVW 107 is comprised of honey barrels and a great whiskey. I've had real good OWAs (alleged 8 years, too), but none that have impressed me as much as this years ORVW 107. I haven't done a side-by-side, so I'm going off memory and gut here. The baseline profile is definitely there for both, but the this years ORVW wins in a landslide.
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    Re: How Close is OWA 107 to ORVW 107?

    I wonder if their decision to nix the ORVW 10/90 allowed them to be more choosy with what was made available?
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    Re: How Close is OWA 107 to ORVW 107?

    Quote Originally Posted by darylld911 View Post
    I wonder if their decision to nix the ORVW 10/90 allowed them to be more choosy with what was made available?
    I never understood why they needed 2 proofs of the 10 year old. They probably did it to make more lot B. 2 years later
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    Re: How Close is OWA 107 to ORVW 107?

    Seems to be the way of things, first age statements are dropped yet there seems to be a supply of aged stuff for the higher priced label.
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    Re: How Close is OWA 107 to ORVW 107?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Seems to be the way of things, first age statements are dropped yet there seems to be a supply of aged stuff for the higher priced label.
    So long as they don't discontinue the higher proof offerings to support the lower proof ones. That'd piss me off big time :laugh:
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    Re: How Close is OWA 107 to ORVW 107?

    Quote Originally Posted by Restaurant man View Post
    So long as they don't discontinue the higher proof offerings to support the lower proof ones. That'd piss me off big time :laugh:
    Ditto.

    Also, if you get the 10/107 at retail, the damage really isn't that bad at +- $40.00.
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    Re: How Close is OWA 107 to ORVW 107?

    I love OWA, it's my favorite regular pour. I had a few pours of this years ORVW last night and I really enjoyed it, as always. For me, the extra few years on the ORVW really gives the sweetness an added balance and depth that you just don't get in the OWA. There's the added oak, leather, and tobacco spice that I love. The other big difference for me is mouthfeel. OWA can be pretty thin, but this ORVW had a much nicer chewiness to it, coating the palate. But at the same time, they are close enough to where I don't find myself fretting over ORVW's lack of availability. I'm just as happy knowing I can get OWA whenever I want it, for half the price.

 

 

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