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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.