W.L. Weller 12

Weller 12

Paid: $31 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Buffalo Trace / Sezerac

Region: Frankfort, Kentucky

45% ABV

Aged For: 12 Years

Mashbill: Buffalo Trace wheated mashbill

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4

Chill Filtered: Yes

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn



Color: Tawny Orange

Nose: Toffee mixed with tangerine. Just the right amount of oak, vanilla and apple pie. Doesn’t have the astringency I get from most wheaters.

Taste: More oak than the nose, walnuts, mocha, and brown sugar make for a sweet easy sipper

Finish: The first wheater that was as “smooth” as the hype. Bits of cocoa and sweet corn.

Thoughts: Out of the “Non-limited” (Although this may as well be) wheated bourbons, this has been my favorite. But the current demand for it is absolutely nuts and I wouldn’t pay more than $50 for it.

Score: 86/100

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