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W L Weller Barrel Proof

The nose on this hard to find Weller expression has vanilla, oak, red fruit and surprisingly little alcohol considering it is bottled at 60.95% ABV. The taste is, in a word, wow. Literally feels like a smack in the mouth. Needs some water to soften blow and to gain access to some more vanilla as well as cola, and even rum (molasses maybe?) notes. The finish is oaky and dry. A really top class bourbon that could go toe to toe with any of the high proof, small batch, premium bourbons.

Additional Info

  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Type: Bourbon
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope