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    Staring at a bottle of Old Grand-Dad BIB

    I sit and wonder sometimes. It's not a living, but it's fun.

    What I find myself wondering now and again when I look at a bottle of Old Grand-Dad BIB is, How much longer? Old Charter 12yo, how much longer?

    Weller 12 year old, too late, it's already started to happen. Eagle Rare 101, way too late it's already happened. Russell's Reserve 101, too late it's already happened.

    What I'm talking about (wondering about) is are these going to go away or in some cases be reinvented at a higher price with a new label?

    I'll miss my OGD BIB.
    Mark/Nebraska


    Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take... but by the moments that take your breath away. 11/25/2004

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    I've never had OGD BIB, would you recommend it? Do you put it in the same league as the others you just mentioned? I'm not a big fan OGD 114.
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    I put OGD BIB in my "it's a BIG bargain for the price catagory" plus it's widely available. However, if you don't like OGD 114, you're probably not going to like the BIB. For under $20, in my mind it's worth a try. I like the BIB a lot.
    Mark/Nebraska


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    OGD BIB is also a very good choice for cocktails. If someone were to ask for a recommendation for just one "reasonably priced" bourbon to keep in their bar, I'd say it or WT 101. Probably WT if they expect more neat drinkers, OGD if they expect more mixers.

    But then again, maybe you shouldn't listen to me; I'm a big fan of OGD 114.

    Bob

    P.S. And I'd put it basically in the class of those listed, but wouldn't rank it on top. Not on bottom either.

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    Haven't been able to find it for quite some years, the point may be moot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBOmarc
    Haven't been able to find it for quite some years, the point may be moot.
    My God......Even Pennsylvania carries this one. Go figure.
    Joe
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    That would be a shock to me as well. I've seen OGD BIB in many burgs.
    Mark/Nebraska


    Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take... but by the moments that take your breath away. 11/25/2004

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBOmarc
    Haven't been able to find it for quite some years, the point may be moot.
    Your kidding me right? Have you been in a Bevmo lately? It's just about every where I go... I don't think this one is going anyway!

    But about that Weller 12...... Good grief that is one butt ugly new bottle!!! What the F were they thinking!?!?! If I ever buy one it's most likely going into an older bottle and that thing is getting beaten over a coworker's head until it breaks.
    C

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    Not discountinued, but the point of this thread was...I wonder if marketing will take this and others like it out of the picture. Either completly discontinued, or diluted and reintroduced at a higher price, or just plain reintroduced with a different name and the price raised.

    Weller 12yo new bottle/new price
    Russell's Reserve new bottle/new proof/new price
    Eagle Rare new bottle/new proof/new price (or you could say just completely discontinued and replaced with)
    Mark/Nebraska


    Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take... but by the moments that take your breath away. 11/25/2004

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    kinda like old forester, recently and old crow a long time ago. beam has been hanging on to old gran dad for quite a while, lets hope nothing changes!
    "Always carry a large flagon of whisky in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake."
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