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  1. #91
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Quote Originally Posted by buoy37 View Post
    Did you take that pic locally?
    Yes that was the Costco liquor store at Willowbrook mall area.

  2. #92
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Quote Originally Posted by 393foureyedfox View Post
    keeping the '6' on the bottle is as shady as Ezra '90' going to 80 proof. When does the 80 proof WT '101' come out?

    have some balls and at a minimum just take the label off the neck entirely.
    Agreed..at least Weller did that with WSR and OWA....

  3. #93
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    A 'venerable scam?' Don't wanna argue with Cowdery, just wanna point out this statement.
    Just because everyone else does it does not make it right...it's pretty chicken-shit.

  4. #94
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    The consumer can walk with their feet but I don't know how much of a message this sends since it is difficult to get a broad group of consumers to find unity on anything. Of course, a smaller subset of the market could push back. For example, the retailers could push back on the distributors by telling them that they don't want misleading products in their stores. This in turn might lead the distributors to push back on the distilleries. Unfortunately, most retailers probably don't know or care about the change.

    In the end, regardless of the end product (same, better, worse), producers have a moral responsibility to inform consumers of changes in products. Otherwise, it is the same as stealing. Coca-Cola told us when they changed "the formula." Of course, that didn't turn out well. But, they were smart enough to realize that the consumer would notice. A simple press release explaining the change and rationale would go a long way toward establishing good will.

  5. #95
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Quote Originally Posted by weller_tex View Post
    Just because everyone else does it does not make it right...it's pretty chicken-shit.
    Agree, and the logic of it makes no sense to me - it is clearly meant to deceive the less knowledgable consumer, in which case, why bother with a deceptive ploy to mimic an age statement at all? Are those consumers really paying that close attention?

    Who it really burns is the loyal consumer, who would continue to buy as they just grab off the shelf what they've always grabbed since it looks so similar. And since the taste may take a year or more to change noticeably, by the time they realize "it just ain't what it used to be" they may never really know what happened. Nice way to treat those who have been your best repeat customers.
    Mark

  6. #96
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Those greedy bastards!
    They screwed up Weller and now VOB which we just started getting here not too long ago....what's next?

  7. #97
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    It stinks like last weeks diapers.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

  8. #98
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Quote Originally Posted by 393foureyedfox View Post
    so is HH BIB white the only cheap(sub $15), good, age stated bourbon left?

    I still maintain that once EW BIB gets established nationwide, that the HH 6 year will suddenly disappear.
    I'm confused by this. My buddy and I picked up several handles of HH white label last year because they were losing the age statement. I even saw some bottles at TPS (handles and 750 mLs) that no longer had the age statement. Has this changed? Did they decide not to drop it from HH white? I think VOB was the last BiB to drop the age statement, but I'd love to be proven wrong...

  9. #99
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Quote Originally Posted by 393foureyedfox View Post
    keeping the '6' on the bottle is as shady as Ezra '90' going to 80 proof. When does the 80 proof WT '101' come out?
    Reminds me of the AAA 10 year and the AAA 10 star.

  10. #100
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Bought HH wl about a week ago and it still had the age statement. Hope that's still the case or else fuuuuuuuuuuuuuudge.

 

 

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