Weller 12 yo is normally $23/bottle in SE Fla, sometimes on sale for $21. Can't get the Antique or the Centennial here at all.
The Weller Centennial is a funny product and sort of sticks out like a sore thumb in the Weller line. Even though they have lowered the price from what it was when the Bourbon Heritage Collection of which it was a part was introduced, it is still out of line, Weller-wise. Yes, the proof is a little higher, but Weller 12 is far and away the better value.
Anyway, makes me wonder if the Weller Centennial, also originally a Bourbon Heritage Collection bottling that uses up whiskey which could be otherwise utilized, will disappear, too.
I find the commitment to expressions like Weller 12-year-old and Old Charter 10-year-old admirable because it indicates Buffalo Trace wants to build products and brands for the long haul rather than making a quick killing during this period of unusual scarcity. Rather than concentrating on higher margin products they may not be able to grow or even maintain, they are concentrating on products that provide good value and have the potential to grow. Good for us and, in the long term I think, good for them too.
So if LeNell don't got it, anyone have any NY area ideas on where the Weller 12 can be found?
Elmer T. Lee or Rock Hill Farms, and anything Van Winkle. Also Four Roses Single Barrel or Small Batch. You should be able to find that one in NYC as it is only sold there and Kentucky or Overseas.
"Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough". Mark Twain