I've recently developed the habit of checking out the monthly price list that Ohio DOLC publishes online to see if there's anything new in the local pipe. This month in the special order section of the list, they list a 90 proof "WELLER RESERVE BBN" with no age statement for 27.50 (tax included).
Frankly, I'm confused since I can't find a product that matches that name/price point.
The last BOTM was the WL Weller SR which seems to be in the 12.00 to 15.00 range. The WL Weller 12 is more likely at the 27.00 price point, but it lacks the "reserve" component in the name.
Since it's a special order item, the rules in Ohio require that the store acquires a minimum of 3 bottles from the state to them immediately (they can't stock it) and this is auditable by the state if they drop in to inspect. If it was the Weller 12, I'd have no problem taking all three at that price, but I'm not so hot on the prospects if it is the SR. Ohio pricing may stink on ice, but I'm not going to pay 100% markup compared to a border state for the same item.
Are there any other trapped Ohioans who have seen this on the shelf or anyone else who cares to offer an opinion on this?
Scott - in Ohio