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  1. #21
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    Re: Weller Antique 107 Not Going Away!

    Quote Originally Posted by Markoturbo View Post
    Scott, we have a few stores up here with plenty if you need, Mark
    Why, thank you very much.

    However, if I need more, there's a store in Eugene that had a good supply last month, and I suspect still do. Bourbon is not a big seller here in the mid-valley.

    In fact, the four I bought were at Downtown Liquors in Albany. I was in there about a month ago, and there were four on the shelf. When I bought the four the other day, I asked the manager if they were the same. "I'm sure they were, because those were the last four I had. Guess I'm going to have to order some more."

    I told him about the situation with Weller availabilty, adding, "If the OLCC still has some at their warehouse, you'll get some, but if not, you may not be getting anymore until late summer."

    He replied that he sold so little of it that no one would likely notice.
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  2. #22
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    Re: Weller Antique 107 Not Going Away!

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    I think HH has the largest "aged" inventory, by far the largest.
    That's correct. The way it's reported is barrels over 8 years old. As of the end of 2004 (the most recent year I have on hand), Heaven Hill had more than 121,000 barrels over 8 years old. Beam was second with 36,000. BT was third with 28,000. Fourth place may surprise, but delight, you: Four Roses with 14,000.

    I suspect Heaven Hill's number is now much lower, due to demand, but the ranking probably hasn't changed. I'm fishing around for more recent numbers. They are supposed to be public records but I usually have to ask one of the distilleries to make me a copy.

  3. #23
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    Re: Weller Antique 107 Not Going Away!

    Liquor Barn on Fern Valley Rd has been out of Weller Antique recently...I saw a bottle at Liquor World on Antle Drive (near Preston) for about $3 more than LB was selling it for the last time I was in(so about $22 instead of $19) I was really searching for Centennial, and the guy at LB gave me the number of his distributor Southern Wine and Spirits. Kelli at SW&S told me that they were expecting a supply of Centennial with an ETA of May 9th.

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    Re: Weller Antique 107 Not Going Away!

    Well, my only source of Weller Antique in the Quad Cities area went dry. I stopped up there to pick up a couple more bottles and there was none to be had.
    The sales clerk wasn't very helpfully. She didn't know what I was talking about, Weller what? she asked.....Is it a bourbon?...... The only explanation I got was it had been discontinued or it didn't sell enough to warrant the shelf space. Well ,we know it hasn't been discontinued and I can't believe it didn't sell enough to warrant the shelf space since I would go in there one week and there would be only four of five bottles on the shelf, a week or so later the shelf would be full, only to dwindle again as time went by. I knew I should have picked up a couple bottles when I was down in Peoria.
    Looking on the bright side, both The Hy-vee Wine and Spirits in Milan and the one in Galesburg are now carrying Fighting Cock. I'm not itching to buy another bottle anytime soon. It is by no means a favorite, but it is nice to have it amongst the selection.

    Damn thing turned out black but I didn't want to re-type it.

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    Re: Weller Antique 107 Not Going Away!

    Quote Originally Posted by ILLfarmboy View Post
    Damn thing turned out black but I didn't want to re-type it.
    You got something against black? (Political-correctness alert)
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    Re: Weller Antique 107 Not Going Away!

    Break out the sensitivity training dvds. But to be back on topic, a salesman at a local store told me that May 12th they expect more Wellers in. He acted like all the various expressions but we'll see. I have a hunch that Centennial wont be one. But hopefully more antique and 12 yo would be great.

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    Re: Weller Antique 107 Not Going Away!

    Just pick up a litre for 26.15 tax, licence and drive out. Good juice for sure.

  8. #28
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    Re: Weller Antique 107 Not Going Away!

    Last year I had the chance to sample some Kentucky Bourbon Society single barrel bottings which were 9 years old, as were similar bottles bottled for a couple of retailers (Liquor Barn was one). While these were very good, they seemed to have a little less of the fruity signature of the brand, a plum-like fruitiness I find unique even amongst the Weller range. These older ones were a little more woody than I recalled from the "regular" 107. The 9 year versions were I believe from Bernheim, and must have been UDV-produced before the sale of the brand to BT. I suppose most of the earlier 107s I'd had were made there too, and I wonder when BT started to make it itself.

    In Bardstown recently, I bought a regular Weller 107, at Toddy's, and to me it seemed to have more of the signature fruitiness I like. Maybe this is 7 year whiskey, presumably made at BT, or maybe it is 9 or even 10 year whiskey now, mingled to achieve a profile.

    However it works, I find Weller 107, at its best, about the most perfect bourbon I've ever had.

    I had a gold vein Weller 107 from Gazebo table recently and it was similar to the best of the current issue.

    I was sorry to hear it is in short supply but gladdened that the shortage is temporary and we will see it in normal supply once current stocks have aged sufficiently.

    Gary
    Last edited by Gillman; 04-30-2008 at 09:44.

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    Re: Weller Antique 107 Not Going Away!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    However it works, I find Weller 107, at its best, about the most perfect bourbon I've ever had.

    Gary
    I must admit that I agree with you Gary. To me it is incredible that whiskey of this quality can be released for under $20.00. I just hope that BT doesn't screw with the product or the price.
    Joe
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