Weller Special Reserve (Green Label)

W.L. Weller Weller Special Reserve (Green Label)

(0.75l, 45%)


8.1/10
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Weller Special Reserve “Green Label” is the original wheated Bourbon with a smooth profile.

The Stitzel-Weller Distillery is stuff of Bourbon legend. It was founded on Derby Day in 1935 by Julian “Pappy” Van Winkle himself and some of the most legendary Bourbons and brands were made there. The distillery itself was closed in 1992 and is now a museum-like adjunct of Bulleit Bourbon Experience owned by Diageo. But there is a lot of left-over Weller Bourbon in the storage lofts, along with “orphan” casks from other distilleries. But the Weller brand still produces some of the most sought-after Bourbons of the day — all flowing from the stills in the famous Buffalo Trace Distillery.

Weller is sometimes called “The Original Wheated Bourbon.” That’s because it is distilled from a mash bill of corn, wheat, and barley… no rye at all. And that combination always yields a smoother Spirits with fewer spices notes and more toffee/caramel notes. Weller Special Reserve “Green Label” is their Gold Medal-winning entry into the category. We say it makes an exceptional sipping Bourbon at 45% ABV.
  • Category
  • Style
    Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery

Flavor Spiral™

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caramel
butterscotch
sweet
floral
wheat
honeysuckle
bread
nutmeg
jasmine
What does Weller Special Reserve (Green Label) taste like?

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We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
On the nose, you find notes of caramel and sourdough bread.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is rich and sweet with dessert tones of toffee, butterscotch, nutmeg, and toasted wood.

Finish
The finish is short with lingering floral notes of jasmine and honeysuckle.
Ratings & Reviews
Perry
Perry,
A longtime favorite
 
Tom
Tom,
Very nice
 
Ryan
Ryan,
It is smooth, delicious, and one of the best sipping whiskeys I’ve ever had. It is a go to!
 
John
John,
Smooth taste, worth getting.
 
Seth
Seth,
Pretty good for the price but folks who think this is pappy are out they minds. The ethanol is a little too forward for me. In the price range I think it’s second to Elija Craig. After going back to this a couple more times I like it more and more each time.
 
guest
guest,
My go to
 
Aaron
Aaron,
A nice wheated Bourbon if you can get it for at or near retail price, which should be around thirty dollars. Honestly Makers is just as good if not better. It is absolutely not surplus or reject Pappy. That persistent myth is just about the only reason the prices on this bourbon have been driven up to idiotic levels.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Very solid if you get at retail vs what they are listing at here
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Like it. The backend bite surprised me.
 
guest
guest,
Amazing !!!
 
Zach
Zach,
Very Tasty, but I’m more of an E.H. Taylor small batch kinda guy. Still better than most in my opinion
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Good everyday wheater. Nothing special, but good.
 
JERAMIAH
JERAMIAH,
This is Special Reserve is amongst my daily sippers. The popularity of SR has made it a hard to find, low priced bourbon. I usually pick up a bottle to have on hand when I see it. Taste wise, it is a smooth low-proof bourbon that goes down easy. I personally find the front end to not be as sweet as other bourbons with hints of vanilla and citrus while the finish is shorter with dull grain and earthy tastes. I recommend this bourbon if you can pick it up for under $30, over that and I'd look for something else.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Not the best Weller, but I still like it
 
guest
guest,
This is my favorite reasonably priced bourbon right now. I’m you taste the sweetness of caramel and butterscotch with a bit of spice at the end. Great to sip on ice or in a old fashion. It’s getting hard to find.
 
Matt
Matt,
It's Weller Special Reserve...it hasn't really ever been anything special. Due to its "highly allocated" status recently, people tend to go crazy over it for no reason other than its name. It's decent, especially for the (retail) price. Makes a great cocktail, but that's about it. Definitely not Weller's best. It's a smooth, mellow sipper. If you find it for a reasonable price, definitely get it. I wouldn't pay the markup for it ever.
 
Tom
Tom,
Meh!
 
Mike
Mike,
Wasn’t that impressed
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Very smooth, awesome wheated bourbon
 
Rick
Rick,
Could it be the surplus Pappys as has been suggested by some experts? The folks at Buffalo Trace are doing something right
 
Jeff
Jeff,
The absolute best every day drinking bourbon! Love it!
 
guest
guest,
Solid bourbon, if you can find it
 
Evan
Evan,
My first wheaten Burboun. Definitely different than other Bourbons. Worth a try but may take some getting used to.
 
Ken
Ken,
Separating out all the BS / hype, this is really good whiskey. I've done blind taste tests with other wheaters and this (along with the Antique and 12 yr) always come out on top for me. The only caveat I give is this is a wheater. If you don't like the more fruit forward and mild flavor, and prefer the "big" oak, caramel and spice of higher proof or high rye bourbons, this may not be for you. But for other - IF you can find it at something close to MSRP - grab a bottle!
 
Richard
Richard,
Rich, sweet , and smooth.
 
Mike
Mike,
Okay, but not that special, there’s better bourbon for the price. 25 to 30 maybe but don’t pay more.
 
Tana
Tana,
Great flavor combination and very smooth! Would recommend for non-whiskey drinkers even straight or on the rocks. (I drank this side by side with the Antique 107 and Full Proof. It was second to the 107.)
 
guest
guest,
Pretty darn good
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Color is a dark Amber. Nose gives notes of oak, leather, and bread, with an overall sweetness shining through. First sip is a balanced sweetness, toffee with a buttery undertone. Notes of nutmeg and vanilla finishing the palate, before a pleasant appearance of oak and the slightest burn that lingers just enough to remind you this is 90 proof Bourbon. Overall this is very good and very easy to drink.
 
Tom
Tom,
I like it, but I think it's overated.
 
Sean
Sean,
Only problem with it is that it flies off the shelf too quickly. One of my favorite table bourbons. So smooth.
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Sweet and smooth. Not harsh at all. Want more!
 
Joby
Joby,
Very smooth, not much bite. A bit of petroleum on the pallet.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth and sweet, and bitter
 
Isak
Isak,
A lovely light-bodied whiskey. Goes down very smooth.
 
James
James,
Another gold standard. Not Widow Jane 12 but right up there.
 
guest
guest,
Solid
 
Harrison
Harrison,
You want a smooth bourbon? Blend wheat into it and stamp that historic "W" on the cap.
 
Charles
Charles,
Good everyday drinker
 
Jon
Jon,
Excellent as always, smooth, tastes as described.
 
Creston
Creston,
Really great bourbon but I can find it for 25-30 usd around me..
Robert
Robert,
I agree. Fantastic bourbon but I can get it here in GA for $25.99
Taylor
Taylor,
Absolutely. Max $45. Good bourbon, but that price is ridiculous.
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