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  1. #1
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    Over the weekend I purchased (at Julio's Liquors)...

    ...a bottle of Weller Centenial. On the bottle it obviously says 10 years, but bellow is a sticker from the the liquor store I purchase the states the followin:

    Julio's Liquors
    Hand Selected
    Aged 13 years

    I did not see this until after I left the liquor store. Anyway, I will contact them today to see if they can fill me in. But, does anyone know what this is about? Was this a barrel that was purchased by Julio's - which is a large liquor store - just for their own bottling?

    There is someone that is familiar with Julio's, maybe he knows.

    Thanks for all your help.

    Regards,

    Mark

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    Re: Over the weekend I purchased (at Julio's Liquors)...

    Quite possible. From their website:

    In fact, several of us make a pilgrimage in early fall to Kentucky to buy specially selected barrels of bourbon only available at Julio's.


    BTW, might help if you fill in your location.

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    Re: Over the weekend I purchased (at Julio's Liquors)...

    Beverages & More out here in southern California has done this as well with Weller Centennial...

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    Re: Over the weekend I purchased (at Julio's Liquors)...

    Does the bottle indicate Louisville or Frankfort?
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    Re: Over the weekend I purchased (at Julio's Liquors)...

    Quote Originally Posted by ggilbertva View Post
    Does the bottle indicate Louisville or Frankfort?
    The bottle indicate Frankfort, I believe. I'll have to check when I get home.

    Thanks for all your help, everyone.

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    Re: Over the weekend I purchased (at Julio's Liquors)...

    Here's an email I received from Julio's Liquors (only took them 5 minutes to respond):

    "Hi,
    Yes, that is our select barrel from Buffalo Trace aged longer. Also, we will be selecting a new and different barrel this Fall.

    Best Regards,
    Sondra"

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    Re: Over the weekend I purchased (at Julio's Liquors)...

    Julios has been picking barrels for the last 3 years I think. They usually get BT, ER (at around 13yrs), Centennial (at aroud 13 yrs), and often Pappy-15. They are generally pretty good. Last years Centennial was 14yo and obviously S/W. It was marvelous. This years is BT wheat, and very nice.

    A very good store for whiskey.

    Cheers,
    Mike

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    Re: Over the weekend I purchased (at Julio's Liquors)...

    Yes, Julio's is a good place for spirits in general. They usually have a great selection although the prices are generally about 10 to 15 percent higher than what I can purchase locally or a short distance to the New Hampshire stores. I limit my buying there to only the items I can't buy elsewhere.

    They are quite informed about what's available however and will spend the time to answer questions or make recommendations. Always a plus.

    The last time I was there, about three months ago, they had two different versions of Buffalo Trace. The standard bottle priced at $22.99 and the Julio's selected bottling priced slightly higher. I think it was $2.00 more. I figured it was just a marketing ploy and bought the cheaper version. Not dissapointed but I don't think that Buffalo Trace is worth $25.00 when I can buy Eagle Rare for $19.99.

    Chris

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    Re: Over the weekend I purchased (at Julio's Liquors)...

    I agree, the store is huge and they have a great selection. But they are priced slightly higher than what you can find if you look around. The gems are their single barrel picks.

    Several times a year they have a 15% off sale. Keep an eye out for that and you can do well.

    Cheers,
    Mike

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