kalamazoo, on 08 June 2018 - 01:33 PM, said:
third-times-a-charm, on 07 June 2018 - 07:44 PM, said:
TitleistHOG, on 07 June 2018 - 04:42 AM, said:
Still on look out for Weller 12.....found Antique 107. Worth $90?
Neither of them are worth more than retail. Theyre mid-level bourbons, dont put them on a pedestal.
OWA 107 should be like $22.99 and W12 $29.99
Respectfully disagree. They WERE mid level bourbons, but things have changed. Westvleteren 12 WAS a "midlevel" beer brewed by humble monks, but rose to the status of best beer in the world...why? Low supply, high demand, hype, and people finally discovering it. Same could be argued for the Weller bourbons.
Furthermore, it would be a shame if products like bourbon or beer were forever destined to stay in whatever class they were initially introduced. I think it's cool when products climb the foodchain, so to speak. Worth is subjective, but IMO the Weller bourbons are worth more than current state mins.
Hype doesnt make something better, or make it magically taste better than anything else that was actually traditionally better than it and had a higher price. So you're saying just because Weller is now hyped and 'worth' $99, that it's just as good as something that's $49 or $79 but has no hype yet? Can't agree with that.
I buy 1.75s of Weller 12 and leave it out for guests at parties, mix it with coke, etc. That's the level it's at. Is it good for sipping neat? Of course it is, but there's much better options.