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You must be 21 or over to enter this website. Cherry flavored cigarette, chocolate/cherry cordial, cedar, and backing spices. It’s not bad by any means, but it does little to justify the insane hype around it. In the likely chance that you can’t find Weller Special Reserve, I highly recommend easier to find wheated bourbons such as Maker’s Mark, Rebel Yell 100, or Larceny Bourbon that are comparable, if not better in my opinion. Then again, the lighter scents may not be doing enough to suppress the heat. There are presents to buy. Swirling brings out more floral honey, vanilla, canned peaches with cinnamon, and oak. Mouth: Spicy Cinnamon, blueberry, bubblegum, vanilla, breads, oak. Which is great since I love an amazing blueberry muffin. When you remove the Buffalo Trace hype, what I’m left with is a decently enjoyable “mid shelf” bourbon with some nice floral fruitiness on the nose and palate for its price, although it has this peppercorn and oak note that makes the flavors a little unbalanced. In either case, I know that I've tried to start writing this three times, and so far, I've found myself digging an old AppleTV out of my basement and digging through my freezer in search of who-knows-what. In recent years we have seen the W.L. It would have an easy time sitting along side many $40 bourbons. Weller C.Y.P.B.

Nose: Vanilla, blueberry, cinnamon, wood, bubblegum. Also don’t let the Weller’s line of underwhelming bottle design and labels deter you from finding the gem. *If it was readily available for 59.00, I’d probably rate it around 85-86. Weller Special Reserve, Weller Antique 107, W.L. And tons of emails with suggestions on what those presents should be. The money Buffalo Trace saves on the bottle itself is passed along to the consumer.

To be fair, Weller Special Reserve does drink like the $20-30 wheated bourbon it is. Thoughts: It's been a while since I've had a Weller product. Thanks:) Great review, good distraction from the carnage of div investing! If you can find Weller Special Reserve for under $30, sure go for it. I bought into the hype, I had to see if it really was “Poor a poor man’s Pappy” as they say…. It comes off a little hot considering the proof and age. November 7, 2019. There’s relatively quite a lot of oak and peppercorn, and given the relatively thin sweetness, comes off a tad unbalanced as the oak and peppercorn spar with the fruity sweetness for my attention.

Overall though, the nose is nice and pleasant enough, but not special in any way.

At around $20-$25 for a 750ml bottle, it’s a flat-out steal. On top of that, it’s aged 12 years, far longer than most low cost bourbons. My plan hasn't been going too well so far. I originally bought 3 (before I had even tried it), and ended up trading 2 of them for much more than MSRP. Of those competitors, 90% of them are from the same brand line. The obsession has no grown to the point that the other, cheaper Weller expressions have also become hard to get. Palate:  Oak and a general dry woodiness is what stands out. Weller 12 should not be selling on the secondary (and at some retail establishments) for three figures, no.

A couple weeks ago, the internet blew up when the WFP label was noticed on the TTB website. joins a growing list of wheated bourbons. Well, I am most days. Are those decent prices?

Weller SR isn’t bad at all. It finishes with some spicy hotness but again, never goes overboard. I got this bottle because a my wife's coworker happened to be doing a little hunting down in Texas. Its softer flavor notes make this bourbon great for sipping or making cocktails.”.

With much excitement came quite a bit of frustration from those who have had trouble finding other Weller products while Bourbon Hunting upon hearing the news. In the likely chance that you can’t find Weller Special Reserve, I highly recommend easier to find wheated bourbons such as, that are comparable, if not better in my opinion. My local big chain liquor store had them for MSRP recently, but of course they sold out in a day. Even though the 2014 run on Weller had the air of hysteria about it, there was something inevitable about the thing becoming a chimera. Thick and oily mouthfeel – it coats the roof of the mouth and makes you feel like you need to chug a glass of water. If you'd like to support BourbonGuy.com, visit BourbonGuyGifts.com. ( Log Out /  And hey, if you are an iOS user, look for Bourbon Guy in Apple News. Where am I on the spectrum? In recent years we have seen the W.L. Weller bourbon fans ... At the MSRP of $50, Weller Full Proof is a veritable bargain… alas, bottles are already selling to suckers for $800. Otherwise, you have a lot of great alternatives to explore.

And while I wouldn’t quite characterize the Special Reserve as having a light nose, it definitely leans towards being delicate and gentle. Weller SR isn’t bad at all. For those unaware, Weller 12 bourbon has become extremely hard to find, sells at a huge premium to MSRP on the secondary market, and gives all the bourbon bro’s boners if they ever find a bottle.

I would buy this again at MSRP,  hell I’d even buy a couple just to trade. You can follow along with his whiskey experiences and contact him via Instagram profile @barrelstrength_eric, Whiskey War Barrel Select Sangiovese Wine Barrel, Van Winkle Bourbon 2020 Annual Release Coming Soon, WOODFORD RESERVE LAUNCHES BACCARAT EDITION, Evan Williams Unveils New Packaging for the Bourbon Franchise, Heaven Hill Distillery Launches Season Two of “Tales from the Hill” Podcast, BHAKTA 50: The Armagnac secret that Whiskey drinkers need to know about, Elijah Craig Barrel Batch B516 Proof 139.4, Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch (2019 Release), Old Fitzgerald Bottled-In-Bond: 15 Year (Fall 2019). Weller Special Reserve is darker on the palate with honey, oak, cinnamon, dried grass, citrus, vanilla, and apple. Weller SR isn’t bad at all. Weller lineup. Weller Special Reserve is Buffalo Trace’s “entry level” wheated bourbon, followed by Weller Antique 107, Weller 12 Year, Weller Single Barrel, Weller Full Proof, and whatever new stuff they keep launching at this point. My wife is a Weller fan and so she said "yes, get me both the handles.". Weller 12 Year, and the limited edition William Larue Weller (also part of the annual Buffalo Trace Antique Collection), adding W.L. Buffalo Trace distillers also decided to skip chill-filtration to preserve some of the oils and flavors that the process can strip out. Quickly goes from woody and dry to soft and sweet. The heat pokes my nostrils early on, but fades away as I continue to sniff. Weller Antique 107 is a big step up from this, but given the 2019 price change from $25 to $50, is also double the MSRP and equally as difficult to find in this environment.

That's the vibe I get from this. It’s more oaky than the nose suggests, but at least there isn’t much bite with its 90 proof. The palate isn’t quite equal to the layered texture of the nose but it comes close. There are a very few bourbons that can flat-out beat it without blowing your budget. Produced at Buffalo Trace Distillery. It’s been a crazy week – and I expect it to continue for a while…stick to your plan – don’t panic and your future self will thank you in a decade or two . Caramel joins the party with a minty undertone. Our thoughts on the 2017 release can he found here. At a MSRP of $49.99, Weller Full Proof Bourbon has officially been announced by Buffalo Trace.

Van Winkle recipe, aged 12 years, low price and an above-average nose/palate/finish? Nose:  No dominant, or overpowering scents. The medium in length finish is also medium in weight. Weller 12 is really good whiskey but to me it just comes up short of the lofty heights built up by those that champion the bottle. The kind where the blueberries are big and fresh, the vanilla tastes amazing and there is sugar on the top that provides a nice texture. There are much better bottles in the $60-100 range. I like it. Conclusions:  Each sip is better then the last. I had never tried it, and a year ago, I was lucky enough to score some at MSRP (so I picked up 3 bottles for 59.00 each). W.L.

For those unaware, Weller 12 bourbon has become extremely hard to find, sells at a huge premium to MSRP on the secondary market, and gives all the bourbon bro’s boners if they ever find a bottle. In 2019 it was $238, according to the site’s data. It is bottled at 90° proof and is a wheated bourbon, meaning that it uses a mash bill of corn, malted barley and wheat. It is bottled at 90 proof and is a wheated bourbon, meaning that it uses a mash bill of corn, malted barley and wheat. Slight brown sugar and oak. A supremely refined and drinkable 12 … For many people that’s enough to convince them to buy it. I have no desire to pay rape prices for a Weller 107 + 7 more proof points. And so does this. Weller line. While it’s not that oaky, it does provide this background toasted note that hints at a deeper darkness and mustiness, but definitely gives off a lot of cinnamon. Posted on December 27, 2019 by Eric Middleton Leave a Comment 2200 About – Weller 12 year is a wheated bourbon distilled by Buffalo Trace using the same mash bill as the famous Pappy Van Winkle series. This sounds crazy, but there’s a slightly minty note, even though there’s absolutely no rye in this bourbon.

A couple weeks ago, the internet blew up when the WFP label was noticed on the TTB website. It’s also one of the few wheated bourbon on the market which put it into a category with few competitors.