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OWA Going Away

Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:52 pm

There is a lot of buzz on the other sites that OWA is going away. This was learned by others in a face to face with Harlan Wheatly himself. "Say it isn't so."
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Re: OWA Going Away

Unread postby vince » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:43 am

If that is true Joe That is TERRIBLE NEWS! OWA is perhaps the best value bourbon on the market! I guess I better run to the store and pick up a case
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Re: OWA Going Away

Unread postby kyjd75 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:00 pm

I have read that discussion. Who knows if it is true or not, and if so, when this will occur. Nonetheless, a very good excuse to pick up a case of OWA (maybe this is all strategic on BT's part to spike sales of OWA!!).
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Re: OWA Going Away

Unread postby bourbonv » Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:35 pm

I would think that if they had plans for it to go away, then they would not have spent the money on upgrading the package design.
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Re: OWA Going Away

Unread postby kyjd75 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:27 pm

Well, true or not (and I certainly hope it is not true) I wound up getting a case each of OWA and Weller 12 year old. Guess I'll keep them safely stored out of sight and continue to buy current so long as it remains available. Although I am a Beam Small Batch enthusiast, I have to confess that the Weller 12 year especially is an awfully nice bourbon!!
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Re: OWA Going Away

Unread postby bourbonv » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:33 am

I remeber Ken Weber stating that the name "Antique" needed to go away because of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. That many be what they have in mind. The future may have the name change but the 107 proof stay.
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Re: OWA Going Away

Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:10 pm

bourbonv wrote:I remeber Ken Weber stating that the name "Antique" needed to go away because of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. That many be what they have in mind. The future may have the name change but the 107 proof stay.

I hope you're right Mike.
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Re: OWA Going Away

Unread postby PaulO » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:18 pm

bourbonv wrote:I remeber Ken Weber stating that the name "Antique" needed to go away because of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. That many be what they have in mind. The future may have the name change but the 107 proof stay.

They can't keep calling a long established product "antique" anymore because they want to call some newer brands "antique". That's pricelass :lol:
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Re: OWA Going Away

Unread postby bluedog20175 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:09 pm

In the eventuality of a shortage (or zombie attack, end of world, wild birthday weekend) I'm laying in a supply. The OWA old bottles, especially the spider bottle of OWA107 on the right front are the last to go. :)

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Re: OWA Going Away

Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:33 pm

A gold veined Weller.The thing dreams are made of.
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Re: OWA Going Away

Unread postby gauze » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:10 pm

as long as they just rename it, whatever. it's the juice that counts.
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Re: OWA Going Away

Unread postby EllenJ » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:04 pm

"Antique" isn't original, anyway. I think United Distillers added it.
Old Weller 107 has been called a number of things. We have examples of it, in the gold filigree bottle, as "Antique, the original 107 BRAND" from before Buffalo Trace's current bottle, and as "The Original 107 PROOF", also in the gold-threaded bottle from before that. We also have an example in a very similar bottle, but without the threading, labeled "Original Barrel Proof" (which was 107). I don't see dropping the word "Antique" as any big deal.

And in addition to what Mike already brought up about the potential conflict with their "Antique Collection" I should add that Buffalo Trace probably also still owns the "Antique Bourbon" brand inherited from Schenley (who bought it from Frankfort Distillers). They may want to re-issue that one someday, too.
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Re: OWA Going Away

Unread postby gauze » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:57 am

I gotta say I miss the "old" paper label. It brings me back to a time that never existed for me :P
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Re: OWA Going Away

Unread postby EllenJ » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:47 pm

Ah, yes.
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