W.L. Weller Special Reserve Bourbon Whiskey (1.75L)
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Buffalo Trace
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • toffee
  • nutmeg
  • butterscotch
  • woody
  • jasmine
  • honeysuckle
  • caramel
  • bread
  • floral

W.L. Weller

Special Reserve Bourbon Whiskey (1.75L) (1.75l, 45%)

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W.L. 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. W. L. Weller Special Reserve is their Gold Medal-winning entry into the category. We say it makes an exceptional sipping Bourbon at 45% ABV.
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Buffalo Trace
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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.
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  • toffee
  • nutmeg
  • butterscotch
  • woody
  • jasmine
  • honeysuckle
  • caramel
  • bread
  • floral
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Character Dogson
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
The Buffalo Trace Distillery was one of the few production facilities that was allowed to remain in operation during Prohibition for "medicinal purposes."
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.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
The Buffalo Trace Distillery was one of the few production facilities that was allowed to remain in operation during Prohibition for "medicinal purposes."
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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