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William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 2020 750ml bottle

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William Larue Weller
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 750ml
An iconic piece of whiskey craftsmanship, named for one of the foremost pioneers in Kentucky whiskey history, William Larue Weller Bourbon is a shining light in Buffalo Trace's Antique Collection (BTAC) and a superb, sophisticated sipper bottled at barrel proof. The nearest sibling to the esteemed Pappy van Winkle line, William Larue Weller is the senior iteration of the Weller range and represents the highly-exacting quality standards of this brand. Released in September 2020, this 134.5 proof fireball is aged for 12 years and 6 months, and is defined by scents of pepper, oak, leather and caramel on the nose, whilst the rich palate entry with warming honey notes leads to an explosion of caramel, roasted almonds, figs and dates.
Beverage type:
Bourbon Whiskey
Alcohol Level:
67.25%
Bottle size:
750ml bottle Single
Product Origin:
Kentucky
Expert Rating:
96
Vintage:
2020
Tastes like:
Cherry
Herbs
Chocolate
Cream
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2020

About the brand
W. L. Weller is a brand of wheated bourbon whiskey. The brand was originally owned by the Stitzel-Weller Distilling Company, William Larue Weller Bourbon is a wheated bourbon that is currently owned by the Sazerac Company and produced at the Buffalo Trace It is distilled from a mash made up of at least 51% corn and uses wheat, rather than rye as its secondary grain. *William Larue Weller Bourbon History and Awards* The brand is named after William Larue Weller (1825–1899), who was an early bourbon whiskey distiller in Kentucky. Some say that Weller was the first to produce straight bourbon using wheat instead of rye in the mashbill, although the accuracy of this claim is not known. However, he must have been one of the first, as his wheated bourbon was first produced way back in 1849. Weller is alleged to have used the slogan “Honest Whiskey at an Honest Price.” Spending his days educating consumers about the differences in his bourbon, his wheated bourbon became so sought after, that he was forced to put a green thumbprint on each barrel to prove that customers were receiving the real thing. Pappy Van Winkle eventually merged Weller’s namesake company with the A. Ph. Stitzel Distillery to form the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. A highly decorated brand, W. L. Weller 12 Year Old Bourbon won the accolade of "Extraordinary / Ultimate Recommendation in the 2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge plus a Silver Outstanding medal from the 2015 International Wine & Spirits Competition. Jim Murray named William Larue Weller Bourbon the "Second Finest Whisky in the World" in his Whisky Bible 2015, whilst the 2015 release of William Larue Weller was awarded a Silver Outstanding medal from the 2016 International Wine & Spirits Competition. *Expressions* There are a currently 4 bourbons produced under the Weller name, all of which are wheated. Three of these brands are distributed in a signature bell-shaped bottle, while the fourth variation is bottled in a sleek straight bottle. *Recommendations* *William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey* Named after William Larue Weller, a legendary Kentucky whiskey maker, Weller bourbons are produced at the Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. The William Larue release is part of the Weller antique collection and is almost as hard to find as a rare Pappy. If you can find it, however, you’ll be delighted you did. On the nose, scents of pepper, oak, leather and caramel corn bring this spirit alive, whilst the rich palette entry with warming honey notes leads to an explosion of caramel, sautéed almonds, figs and dates. At 134.6 proof, this is not for the faint hearted, but it will reward those bold enough to try it with a very special treat.
Frootbat Reviews - What our customers say
Raitings & Reviews (166)
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Peter Short
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Remarkable bourbon whiskey, really impressive sipping and superb heat on the palate
Posted on Oct 13th, 2021
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Hortencia Riaz
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Extremely pleasant incline toward Helpful!
Posted on Jul 17th, 2020
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Erick David
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Decision: adjusted however hot sweet like a saut©ed food. Not actually what I was anticipating. All around created charming yet I won't chase for it. Not actually the profile I am attracted to. I'sd go after GTS first. 1 oz pour flawless in a stones glass. Medium golden gold about normal for whiskey. Sleek. Long slow legs. In a stones glass so not perfect yet the nose is generally quieted. A basic nectar note and a trace of toast. Lovely however not extraordinary. No ethanol. Put my nose in there for 30 seconds and no consume an amazement for the evidence. The taste is very fiery and complex. Some from the verification some simply the flavor. Tart red berries cayenne and nectar. Pleasantness is only a part not a main impetus like a few whiskeys. A trace of medication/licorice and entirely perceptible barrel notes all through. Some oak tannins however the roast is increasingly unmistakable and relentless. A typically long completion that leaves the lips and top of the mouth shivering. Returning to after an only a few drops of water from a mixed drink straw the nibble of the zest is restrained and pleasantness dominates. Simpler to hang on the tongue and appreciate. Wish I had a greater pour to continue sealing it down and investigate it further.
Posted on Jul 16th, 2020
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Elpidia Muhammad
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Divine...godly....silky smooth
Posted on Jul 15th, 2020
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Ralph Miranda
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Vanilla and zest.
Posted on Jul 14th, 2020
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Tasting Notes
Nose
Caramelized sugar, vanilla, cream, spice, oak
Taste
Cherries, toasted grain, cream, cocoa, herbs, wood
Finish
Long, chocolaty, oaky
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