A powerful depth of flavor jumps from the wheated Bourbon classic.
The name "Weller" has been around the horn a few times. It all started with the Stitzel-Weller Distilling Company — founded in 1935 and closed in 1972 during the famous "Whiskey Recession." The had a bunch of great brands when they closed, and the formulas and brands were sold off. Today, the W. L. Weller brand is owned by Sazerac out of New Orleans and the Bourbons are distilled at their famous Buffalo Trace Distillery along with a wide array of Sazerac products.
W.L. Weller Old Weller Antique is a Kentucky Straight Wheated Bourbon — sometimes called "Antique 107" — that is indeed bottled at 107 proof (53.5% ABV). That’s nearly cask strength, and all the flavors are powerful at that level. Although there is no age statement, the consensus of our experts and the Bourbon-drinking public is that it clocks in somewhere near seven years old. As a Straight Bourbon, it can’t have any artificial colors or flavorings and you just can’t get a rich color and smooth finish like that in less time. Bottom line, it is very smooth with a very light spice at a great value point and makes for an amazing daily dram. And the experts agree — awarding not one but TWO Gold Medals in 2019… one of them a double.
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Sorry, this one is overrated. Yes, it is flavorful. Yes, it is enjoyable to drink. However, it is not particularly smooth and leaves a lingering bitter aftertaste. To me it cannot be put in the same category as other bourbons with ultra-premium prices. I understand not too long ago the MSRP was $30 and then it went to $50 - at these prices, I can definitely see why this bourbon would gain a following. To be honest, I was more excited about the Smoke Wagon Uncut Unfiltered (though even that one has gone up in price now) and I bought that for $50 I believe.
This is simply an excellent bourbon. It has a really rich and oily mouthfeel - I get red fruits, oak, cinnamon, and char on the palate and the finish . It's almost as good as Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year and a lot cheaper. Still, I don't think I would pay more than $70-80 for it. I got lucky and bought two bottles at MSRP.
8/10 for how much I enjoyed it, but at more than a 400% mark-up, you would have to be soft to pay nearly $180 for this. Remember...just because it allegedly has the same mash bill as Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year (which is also 107 proof) does not mean that if you live into the hype you will be drinking Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year (or it's younger cousin). I had both and have compared both. Where they store the barrels in the rick house and other methods of aging will change the flavor profile. Are the the same? No. Are they close? No. Do they have similarities? Yes. Do the similarities warrant $180 for this 750 ml bottle? Hell No. The suckers paying $180 for this allow Flaviar and other retailers to raise prices even higher. MSRP is $40 for this. Price to taste 1/2 a star!
Though this is not a price review, I want to just throw in that I have overpaid for two bottles of this. I have not seen it around in about 6 months. I guess it is a supply and demand game like the ammo shortage. If you can get your hands on a bottle, it is worth it, I had another tasting of it the other night and the cherry notes were so prominent (or more so than before). Wonderful balance of spice and oak too. Came close to Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year.
The younger cousin of the 12yr, still an awesome Van Winkle creation.
I love this stuff. I did a tasting with my son. We started with this and compared everything else we tried against the 107. Didn't find anything that I liked better.
I agree that this stuff is really good. But try Makers 101. It is also a wheated bourbon and readily available on the market.
Nice bourbon but only just At this price point. Glad I have it but wouldn’t buy another at this price!
Very delicious and a unique experience for me, as it was very spicy("burned") on the front half and was super smooth in the back. Super enjoyable and well rounded flavor. Would recommend this delicious bottle.
Delicious is the only way to describe this bourbon. My first bottle from Flaviar and it’s just the beginning. Thanks for welcoming me to the club with such a great bourbon!
Quite simply the best bourbon I have ever had the pleasure to drink. Yes, it is that good.
Overall I still enjoyed this Bourbon. It is good, but it is definitely not worth what it is being sold for. This Bourbon is not better than any of the other great bourbons in the 70$ price range. It is definitely overrated but still worth a try if you can find it for a reasonable price. It has some great fire and spice to it. Definitely some cinnamon. The wood flavor is excellent as well. But it is just missing some things to me that other bourbons have.
I still haven’t ever had a drink of a 10 star bourbon, but this comes the closest. It was very cringe-worthy to shell out as much I did, but I know I’m never going find it locally. It’s worth every penny, except that I will sip it slowly and make it last. Great long finish, strong taste of vanilla, at least to me, and leather. The oak balance is just right. I was brought into the Blanton’s cult early, but I like Antique 107 a lot more.
A true unicorn
Full bodied and sweet for the 53.5 abv. A real treat if you can find it, a little smoke and very nice cherry and vanilla notes. Neat or one cube. Highly recommended!
Best bourbon I have tasted yet. Wish it was less expensive.
The best bourbon I’ve had to date. Nuff’ said.
Great taste, smooth, it should be under a 100
I love wheats, and this one spendid. The ABV hits harder than you expect @ 107 proof, but the wheaty butter and honey comes in quickly and lingers througout.
Like a mild red hot candy. Just love this Bourbon!
My favorite so far
A nice Weller indeed. Great flavor. The price was steep, but its not been found in my neck of the woods (or at least I missed it:)
Boy, do I feel like an idiot buying this from Flaviar. I paid over $150 plus tax for this bottle only to find it for $80 at my local liquor store. Buyer beware of huge markups with these guys. I paid Also paid $43 at the store for the Weller special reserve and when I price checked it at Flaviar, it was $114.
If you don't mind my asking, what city are you in? I'm in L.A and the cheapest I've seen this bottle for 120
Yeah, CA has terrible Weller markup!
Grown and sexy drink to sip on the rocks . Can tell me nothing with a glass of this in my hand.
Little bite, but the wheated sweetness comes out strong. Great after dinner sipper!
Nice and smooth, good proof.
Its got some bite but great flavor!
Great flavor profile, long lasting finish
Just a killer Dram - shop Around, no need to pay more than $100-120
Right on! I’m thinking more like $75!
One of the best!
Have you ever seen the Chevy Chase movie Modern Problems, where his character snorts up voodoo witch powder like it’s cocaine? Weller 107 is my voodoo witch powder.
Want some HEAT? sip on this then!
This is a fantastic bourbon! Probably my favorite bourbon in my collection. It's getting hard to find and when I have found it, it is often sold above retail which is frustrating. It's very smooth for a 107 proof whiskey. It is not your typical bourbon, a bit spicier than most. I think this is because of the added wheat. It does have many of the typical bourbon characteristics as well. It's great if you are looking to try something a little different.
Turbo taste to SR bottle
My favorite pour
A must have for the price
What a kick in the face on the first sip. But be ready for that second sip which is smooth, and extremely complex.
This might be my favorite whiskey. The nose is wonderful with a cognac spice to it. Rich and sweet mouthfeel with a long finish that has a hint of cinnamon. Amazing!
A wonderful whiskey indeed!
Very good bourbon, one of my all-time favorites, just don't pay over $100 for it.
Are you saying that for all weller’s or just this particular one?
At least this one and the special reserve those are the only one's I have tried
Just like Weller 12 year but with the extra kick of the 107 proof to bring out the spice finish of cherries and cinnamon . So very delish.
Hot out of the gate, but in the middle and end subjects you to a sweet, wheat and oak flavor that is very difficult to beat! Definitely enjoyed neat, and wouldn’t consider mixing with this.
Another very good Bourbon if you can find it and at MSRP. The market is driving the price up but grab it it you see it without paying secondary pricing.
Spicy and sweet. Great tasting. I got it for $45
This one has some heat but I think is still smooth and good, i don't think is worth the money it goes for, but overall is a good bottle
Distinctive on the palate. Great Bourbon if you can get it anywhere close to retail. Not worth $200.
Was seeking Old Rip Van Winkle when I learned that Weller Antique 107 is the same Mashbill and proof. After trying both it can easily be said that they are the same amazing product with the ORVW being smoother without losing the intensity of the flavors. That makes WA107 second place, but an absolute winner!!!
Have you tried mixing OWA with a little bit ofEagle Rare 10? I think it is Pappyesque
I loved it. It is a very smooth bourbon that I really enjoy. I would recommend to anyone.
Sweet and spicy, reminds me of Stagg, wheaty and delicious.
Loved it, but it has increased more than 400% in just a few years. While a great bourbon, I'm very sorry to say I think it's over priced.
The nose on this whiskey is amazing. Tastes pretty damn good too. Very good mouth feel. A little hot with a little spice to it. Great on a Friday night.
My favorite bottle of bourbon in years. Great nose and has that damp musty flavor I love.
Best I have ever tasted.
This is being sold as the Old Label Weller 107 but it came as the new label. The new label is not worth this cost. And it remains being marketed as old label Weller 107 despite their vendor not honoring it, and will ship the new label. This should not be marketed as Old Weller label.
Too harsh. Not very sweet. Not my thing.
Love it, very smooth for 107 proof
Absolutely love all of the Weller offerings. The heat on the 107 is great.
Rye, tannins, with a little leather and some sweetness. A smooth finish with a little lingering spice.
Very good nose. Probably the best whetted bourbon I've had. It is worth the MSRP, it is not worth the crazy mark-ups I've been seeing. Don't spend more than $60.
Love this one. Very flavorful, sweet and spicy with a nice upfront kick.
Good just good, sweet a little spice, just dang good