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Thursday
Apr262012

All I Want to Drink is Weller

The Pappy demand shut down our server.  We sold 100+ bottles of Jefferson's Stitzel Weller in 45 minutes yesterday.  The wheated Bourbon craze is at an all-time high, yet every day people walk right past the Weller whiskies.  Even though the Weller 12 and the Pappy 12 are pretty much the exact same whiskey (Lot B is just chosen from barrels in specific parts of the warehouse).  Even though the Antique might be the best whiskey value in the entire store.  These are not expensive bottles, which I think must throw people off.  The Weller 12 is $25.  The Antique is $19.99 (although we have liter bottles in Redwood City and SF for $25).  Buffalo Trace's wheated formula is simply difficult to improve upon, hence why you won't find me drinking much else right now.  These aren't new expressions, but they were on lockdown for a while from the supplier due to a brief shortage.  The allocations are off now, however, and I can buy as much as I like.  I'm happy to share them with you, but I drink fast and this is all I am drinking right now.  Hopefully there's enough for all of us.

-David Driscoll