W.L. Weller 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Buffalo Trace
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Kentucky Straight Wheated Bourbon
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • cake
  • leather
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • mint
  • fruit
  • oak
  • cinnamon
  • butterscotch

W.L. Weller

12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (0.7l, 45%)
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A rich and sweet Wheated Bourbon at an exceptional value with specs to die for.

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." They 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.

How would you like to get your hands on a Bourbon with the same mash bill and aging profile as Pappy Van Winkle Lot B? W.L. Weller 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Wheated Bourbon is that dram.

Now, there are other differences, of course — we’re not saying that this twelve year-old Weller at 45% ABV is as good as Pappy. What we are saying is that this fine Bourbon is REALLY good, an exceptional value, AND you can get your hands on a bottle… and you should. Think of it as a "Poor Man’s Pappy."

 

*This bottle is a collector’s item; we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

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  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Buffalo Trace
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Kentucky Straight Wheated Bourbon
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Warm Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas are remarkable and rich delivering notes of cinnamon, vanilla, caramel/ butterscotch, and wood.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavors come in distinct waves in notes of spice cake, leather, mint, vanilla, and exotic fruits.

Finish
When sipped neat, the finish is long and downright elegant with a nice warmth of heavy oak and sweetness.

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What does W.L. Weller 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in W.L. Weller 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

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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  • cake
  • leather
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • mint
  • fruit
  • oak
  • cinnamon
  • butterscotch
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
The Buffalo Trace Distillery was one of the few production facilities that was allowed to remain in operation during Prohibition for "medicinal purposes."
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
The Buffalo Trace Distillery was one of the few production facilities that was allowed to remain in operation during Prohibition for "medicinal purposes."
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
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