Difference between OWA and Weller Special Reserve??

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Difference between OWA and Weller Special Reserve??

Unread postby JPBoston » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:03 pm

Besides proof and age statement, obviously.

Is it truly just a slightly more watered down version of OWA, or are the tasting notes any different? I've had OWA and enjoy it quite a bit, but I have yet to grab a bottle of the SR.

I know OWA is rumored to be going away* so maybe I should just stick to that while it lasts, but I'm just curious what you folks feel are the differences between the two. Price is only a few dollars difference in my area, so really, almost identical in that regard.

* Anymore info regarding OWA's future? If it is going away, any idea how much longer it'll last?
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Re: Difference between OWA and Weller Special Reserve??

Unread postby JPBoston » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:20 am

Come on fellas... 40 views and not one response? :oops:
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Re: Difference between OWA and Weller Special Reserve??

Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:17 am

Same mash bill. One's at 107 proof, the other at 90 proof. That's the only difference. Do you really think they can be much different?
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Re: Difference between OWA and Weller Special Reserve??

Unread postby Birdo » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:20 am

I liked the Weller SR when I had it. Similar to Makers at a fraction of the price. Easy drinking wheater aged for 7 years and bottled at a nice 90 proof. It's good bourbon that you can enjoy on the rocks, and cheap enough that you don't have a cow when a guest wants to dump it in coke.

With SR being as good as it is at a favorable price, I haven't felt the need to try OWA.
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Re: Difference between OWA and Weller Special Reserve??

Unread postby JPBoston » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:45 pm

Bourbon Joe wrote:Same mash bill. One's at 107 proof, the other at 90 proof. That's the only difference. Do you really think they can be much different?
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I didn't know for sure that they were the same mashbill... hence the question. ;)
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