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    Wheat for a Treat

    I've got five or six Bourbons in my collection, and all Ryed ones. I'd like to have a wheated one or two. Of course, I've tried Maker's Mark but I'd like to know if there is something better out there worth a shot. I'm in AZ, and unfortunately, the coices are limited. Here's what's avilable. (Yes, I've looked! )

    Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20 Year
    It's the onlly Pappy available in AZ . Kinda pricey for an experiment, want to make sure it's worth it if I were to choose this...investment.

    Old Weller 107 Antique Whiskey
    W.L. Weller Centennial 10 Year (I'm very curious about this one)
    W.L. Reserve Bourbon (available by the truck load, always on sale)
    Maker's Mark

    Yup, that's it. What would you choose from this list? Thanks.

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    Re: Wheat for a Treat

    Centennial, definitely, since that's going away. Otherwise, it depends what you tend to like re age and proof. The Antique is just the Reserve at a higher proof. If you like the Centennial and the Antique, then you might be ready to meet Pappy.

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    Re: Wheat for a Treat

    If you like the robust nature of a rye whiskey, then you will certainly like Pappy 15. As Chuck said, grab some Weller Centennial since that's turning into a dusty find.
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    Re: Wheat for a Treat

    I am voting for Old Weller Antique. Great expression at a good price.

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    Re: Wheat for a Treat

    I've only had the Weller Special Reserve and Maker's Mark and they are both very good. Of the two, however, I prefer Maker's Mark. In the end though it's like anything else, it's all a matter of personal taste.
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    Re: Wheat for a Treat

    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Dave View Post
    I am voting for Old Weller Antique. Great expression at a good price.
    I'm with you Dave. Love the stuff.
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    Re: Wheat for a Treat

    For an introduction to wheaters, I would say the Weller Special Reserve. I really like it as a daily pour. I find the quality better than Maker's Mark, and the SR is a little softer and more approachable than the Antique 107, in my opinion.

    I also like the Centennial, but the price point is quite different.
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    Re: Wheat for a Treat

    Buy all the Centennial you can find... if you don't like it (which I doubt), you can send it to me.
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    Re: Wheat for a Treat

    I've pretty much only tried rye bourbons, except for some Weller SR, which I found to be unpleasantly simple. Are the other Wellers/wheaters a little heavier in flavor?

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    Re: Wheat for a Treat

    Quote Originally Posted by Knutzen View Post
    I've pretty much only tried rye bourbons, except for some Weller SR, which I found to be unpleasantly simple. Are the other Wellers/wheaters a little heavier in flavor?
    Yes, all of the Wellers are heavier and fuller than the SR.
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