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  1. #1
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    Walker's Deluxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    My family & I have been drinking this whiskey for years. All of a sudden, it is nolonger on store shelves. I live in South Central Louisiana. Does anyone know any details on the company that produces this bourbon and if it is still in production? etc., etc.?
    Thanks

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    Re: Walker's Deluxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    I believe this brand was purchased by Fortune Brands the same time they acquired Makers Mark, and now it is no more.
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    Re: Walker's Deluxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Walker's is/was a bottom shelf pour, but tasty when mixed, My FIL has a bottle that has been in his curio for 10 years! Try Beam White, or VOB 80 for a replacement.

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    Re: Walker's Deluxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    This summer I found 4 bottles of Walker's Deluxe that was bottled in the mid 70's. The party store owner let me have them for $4.00 a piece. It is good for mixing. Neat it is thin but then it is only 80 proof vs >100 proof for most stuff that I drink neat.

    I'm not disappointed, pour it over into a fancy bottle make the mixed drink a little stronger and no one knows the difference.

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    Re: Walker's Deluxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    I have consumed more Walkers in my life than any other bourbon, yes
    I am a poor man. A great bang for your buck. Apparently whatever
    is on the shelves is what is left. Store down the street still has
    like 500 bottles left, but I have since moved on.
    No End

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    Re: Walker's Deluxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    I've been able to get the 86 proof expression of Walker's Deluxe. It's good Barton's whiskey at this proof, a step up I'd say from the Ten High. It's balanced, with some apricot in the finish.

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    Re: Walker's Deluxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    I frequently see both Walker's Deluxe and Ten High together on the bottom shelf and always assumed Ten High to be the better of the two. Now you've made me want to try some Walker's Deluxe.

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    Re: Walker's Deluxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    My father in-law gave me a bottle of Walkers Deluxe that was bottled in the 70s. I kinda like it. Not Paddy though.

    I'll drink to that!!!
    TDT91

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    Re: Walker's Deluxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    I'm not sure if Louisiana allows direct shipping or not, but I saw it on hi time the other day. I only remember that because it was the first time I had ever heard of it, since Oregon doesn't stock it. 1 liter for 11.99, might as well stock up if that's your poison.

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    Re: Walker's Deluxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    ...Now you've made me want to try some Walker's Deluxe.
    If it's like other bourbons, now that it's NLA Walker's Deluxe will become much more highly regarded! In ten years people will ooh and aah over bottles of 2006 Walker's Deluxe and excitedly report their WD dusty corner finds.

    Maybe.

    I had a bottle once. It was not too complex but it was smooth and pleasant.

 

 

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