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    ORVW Price Increase

    Up until a year and a half ago, ORVW 90 was my daily pour. Fantastic bourbon for $21. For some reason, the supplies at my local liquor store dried up and it's been unavailable for over 18 months. Went in yesterday and low and behold, there's ORVW in stock again, only this time its $32. That kinda prices it out of my daily pour...I'll stick with Weller Antique. I also noticed that VWFR 20 jumped from $79 to $102. Is this typical, or is my liquor store gouging?

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    Re: ORVW Price Increase

    Since other stores still have them at the old price, I would guess that you can find them cheaper. My first idea is to call BT, they have it in the gift shop. There are a few other websites with bourbon prices....Sams, Spec's, Binny's and Lanelles.
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    Re: ORVW Price Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by mozilla View Post
    Since other stores still have them at the old price, I would guess that you can find them cheaper. My first idea is to call BT, they have it in the gift shop. There are a few other websites with bourbon prices....Sams, Spec's, Binny's and Lanelles.
    Can't ship here. I'm stuck with the local (SC) ABC stores.

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    Re: ORVW Price Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Chipper View Post
    Can't ship here. I'm stuck with the local (SC) ABC stores.
    Right.....but at least you know if your getting ripped off. Maybe, buy something local until you can get out of the state and stock up. Could save alot of dough. I wouldn't go to NC though, they didn't have much to choose from the last time I was there.
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    Re: ORVW Price Increase

    Can't get it at all in NC, as we're ABC with limited selection. I'm real close to the SC border, where there's a store that carries Van Winkle bourbons. In any case, my original question wasn't about having to drive all over to get it cheaper, it was geared more towards asking if there had been a price increase, or is the liqur store gouging? I just finished a bottle of the new stock ORVW 10/90 and must say, it's sublime.

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    Re: ORVW Price Increase

    With the supply situation the way it is--and it is likely to stay that way--price increases are pretty much inevitable.

    In my WHISKY Magazine article (no. 54, March 2006), "Are We Running Out of Bourbon?" I pointed out that at the end of 2004, the Kentucky whiskey industry had 224,173 barrels of whiskey aged eight years or more in its collective inventory. The stockpile was down 40 percent from the previous year and stood at its lowest level since 1998.

    When you can't readily increase the supply of something for which there is growing demand, you raise the price. That's Econ 101. Get used to it.

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    Re: ORVW Price Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Chipper View Post
    Can't get it at all in NC, as we're ABC with limited selection. I'm real close to the SC border, where there's a store that carries Van Winkle bourbons. In any case, my original question wasn't about having to drive all over to get it cheaper, it was geared more towards asking if there had been a price increase, or is the liqur store gouging? I just finished a bottle of the new stock ORVW 10/90 and must say, it's sublime.
    BC, Have you tried checking prices on the internet? You don't have to buy it or drive anywhere...just checking the prices should answer your question.
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    Re: ORVW Price Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Chipper View Post
    Up until a year and a half ago, ORVW 90 was my daily pour. Fantastic bourbon for $21. For some reason, the supplies at my local liquor store dried up and it's been unavailable for over 18 months. Went in yesterday and low and behold, there's ORVW in stock again, only this time its $32. That kinda prices it out of my daily pour...I'll stick with Weller Antique. I also noticed that VWFR 20 jumped from $79 to $102. Is this typical, or is my liquor store gouging?
    BC, just yesterday I was able to purchase some ORVW 10/107 (haven't been able to get this or the 90 proof in more than 4-5 mos.) and I paid $27.99. At another liquor store, the owner said he can get it for me at a price of $25.99, though, I haven't heard from him in a couple days.

    Weller Antique is $21.99 in my area and it's only three years younger and the same proof as the ORVW 10 yr. If you paid $32 for ORVW 10/90, then I would most certainly switch to Weller Antique. It's the same bourbon, just a bit younger and much cheaper in your area.

    Why would I purchase Lot B for $43.99 (in my area) when I can purchase ORVW 10/107 for $25.99-$27.99? The same applies to ORVW and Weller Antique in your case.

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    Re: ORVW Price Increase

    Lot B and ORVW 10/107 aren't the same are they?!?! I have both bottlings open at home and I much prefer the Lot B over the other. I pick up a much more nutty flavor in the ORVW and the Lot B is just so good.
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    Re: ORVW Price Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Phischy View Post
    Lot B and ORVW 10/107 aren't the same are they?!?! I have both bottlings open at home and I much prefer the Lot B over the other. I pick up a much more nutty flavor in the ORVW and the Lot B is just so good.

    Lot B and both renditions of the ORVW 10 yo are Bernheim and not SW. Unless, of course, you have an old bottle of Lot B and a new bottle of ORVW 10 yo. Then I could see your saying that Lot B is so much better providing that Lot B is indeed a SW product.

    Weller Antique is the same bourbon as ORVW 10/107 just 3 years younger and a much better bang for the buck than ORVW 10/107 and definitely Lot B.

 

 

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