W.L. Weller Special Reserve Bourbon Whiskey (1L)

W.L. Weller Special Reserve Bourbon Whiskey (1L)

(1l, 45%)


8.3/10
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$95.99
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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
  • Style
    Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery

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toffee
nutmeg
butterscotch
woody
jasmine
honeysuckle
caramel
bread
floral
What does W.L. Weller Special Reserve Bourbon Whiskey (1L) 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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Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle does not bear an age it is at least 4 years old.

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
Richard
Richard,
This bourbon is decent. I see it selling above retail a lot since it carries the Weller name. It's a good bourbon, but its not worth paying above retail for this. There are many other better bourbons when it is sold above retail. It is a good buy at retail.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Smooth and delicious. One of the best I’ve found. Hard to find though so love that it’s available here!
 
james
james,
Amazing how good it is. The finish is incredibly smooth.
 
Jon
Jon,
It is an exceptional bourbon. It is great to drink neat!
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Love the full taste
 
Philip
Philip,
Picked up a bottle at the local liquor store for $27. Factoring in that price it gets an 8 or 9. If I paid more than 50, it would be a 7. If I paid $100 for it, I would be disappointed. Nose is light, hard to pinpoint, maybe tropical fruit. It reminds me of apple cider that’s been aged in tequila barrels. Mouthfeel is nice, it’s thick and coats your tongue. The flavors are subtle at first, but develop into a butterscotch candy and cinnamon spice. Finish is a little harsher than expected.
 
guest
guest,
Exceptionally smooth. Big flavors of caramel and vanilla with a general sweetness that makes a every sip worthwhile
 
Timothy
Timothy,
This is a good bourbon at $50-60. Above that it is not worth it.
 
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