Old Weller Antique 107

OWA

Everybody seems to be chasing OWA these days, some areas have it in abundance with NCF store picks, and others haven’t seen it in years. It’s been yet a victim of the great wheater famine until the massive stocks currently in production come of age bringing a glut of wheated bourbons to the market.

Paid: $25 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Buffalo Trace / Sazerac

Region: Frankfort, Kentucky

53.5% ABV

Aged For: Around 7 Years

Mashbill: Buffalo Trace wheated mashbill

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4

Chill Filtered: Yes

 

 


 

Color: Tawny

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Vanilla, oak, I get a specific smell from wheated bourbons that I call wheater smell that is present here. Caramel, cloves, cinnamon, and rotted corn mash.

Taste: Heavy vanilla and clove in the front followed by oak and tobacco. Leather and a bit of pepper.

Finish: Warm and medium length, with more cinnamon from the nose appearing with the tobacco notes.

Thoughts: Resoundingly average. I would pick up more for $25 and under, but I don’t get the hype. I didn’t care for the rotted corn I got off the nose, but a decent mouthfeel overcomes it.

Score: 79 out of 100

 

 

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