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    Old Charter Line

    I recently pick up a bottle of the Old Charter Ten Year old. I bought it because I'm a big fan of BT products and because the price was good. $14.99 here in Chi-town. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. Just looking for any info on it. What others think of the Old Charter line. I have seen the 13 year old in Binny's and they list the 8 year old on their website. Wondering if the 12 year is available here as well.

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    Re: Old Charter Line

    I would imagine the 12 is available to you. The 13 is the one that seems harder to find (impossible for me, despite the other three being widely sold). The 12 has a lot of fans here, including me, especially at its price. I haven't had the 8, and like the 10 fine, but at local prices, I can't resist the 12 if I want that style. They seem oddly close in price, at least to me; I'll usually see something like $14, $15, and $18 for the 8, 10, and 12. I think the 12 has that much more depth and character, and at those prices, haven't been tempted by the 8.

    Bob

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    Re: Old Charter Line

    I think Old Charter is hands down the best you can get if you are doing a taste-to-price analysis.

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    Re: Old Charter Line

    I would imagine the 12 is available to you. The 13 is the one that seems harder to find (impossible for me, despite the other three being widely sold).

    You would think that, but I am finding the opposite to be true here in IL. I can find the 10yo anywhere. And my normal Binny's location has a good supply of the 13yo. At $34 a bottle I have yet to try it. I snagged the last bottle of the 8yo from another Binny's, I wouldn't have grabed it unless it was the last one. I haven't found the 12 yo anywhere in Chicago. If anyone knows of a Chicago location to pick it up that would be helpful.

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    Re: Old Charter Line

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe they discontinued the 12-yr old.

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    Re: Old Charter Line

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Chipper View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe they discontinued the 12-yr old.
    If they did that might explain why I can find it anywhere. There has to be some bottles stashed somewhere.

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    Re: Old Charter Line

    www.greatbourbon.com

    the link above shows it is still available,... but things change.
    I have an unopened bottle, maybe I'll hold on to it for a while longer.

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    Re: Old Charter Line

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Chipper View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe they discontinued the 12-yr old.
    I seem to have gotten that idea about the 10, but hadn't heard anything about the 12. Neither seems to be hitting shelves in new bottles around here, though.

    BOb

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    Re: Old Charter Line

    According to my records, I most recently purchased a bottle of Old Charter 12 on August 25, 2006, at Liquor Barn in Louisville, for $15.49.

    Naturally I have a record of that. Doesn't everyone?

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    Re: Old Charter Line

    I know that Party Source in Bellview, KY regularly carries Old Charter 12. I bought a bottle during a visit in April and it even had a fely bag withit!

    Thomas

 

 

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