W. L. Weller Special Reserve

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W. L. Weller Special Reserve

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Size: 750ml
Created by: William Larue Weller.

  • Deep Bronze appearance.
  • Aged Seven years.


  • 2019 Gold Medal - New York World Spirits Competition
  • 2019 Silver Outstanding Medal - Whiskies of the World

Tasting notes
W. L. Weller Special Reserve is rich and complex with distinctive grainy notes, mingled with slight hints of sweet caramel. Tasting notes of honey, butterscotch, and a soft woodiness. It's smooth, delicate and calm. Features a smooth finish with a sweet honeysuckle flair.

W. L. Weller Special Reserve is an award winning twelve year old whetted bourbon that has been aged for a minimum of 7 years, far longer than most whetted bourbons. It was crafted by William Larue Weller, after serving in the Louisville Brigade during the Mexican-American war, he returned home to his native Kentucky. His family had helped settle Kentucky in the late 18th century, and his grandfather, Daniel Weller, purchased a distillery in Nelson County in 1800. (When Daniel Weller died, his estate was inventoried and was said to contain three whiskey barrels, two stills, one mash kettle and numerous dry kegs.) Upon his return to Kentucky following the war, W.L. Weller joined the family business and began working at his grandfather's distillery. Weller had a sharp palate and a keen sense for business and in 1849, he introduced the first bourbon ever that used wheat as its secondary grain instead of rye. Whetted bourbons (including Pappy Van Winkle and Larceny Bourbon, which eventually imitated W.L. Weller's mash bill) have a softer and more gentle flavor profile as compared to bourbons that use rye as their secondary grain. Whetted bourbons also have a slightly sweeter taste. Weller's bourbon was incredibly popular in antebellum America and ultimately forced him to place a green thumbprint on his invoices and barrels as a certificate of authenticity.

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William K.
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Easy Purchase

Easily done and came quickly.

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Very happy

Excellent service. Very happy with the whole process.

Carolyn W.
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Love Weller’s!!!

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Fast and easy shipping

thanks for the Weller! Super quick turn around on shipping and very well packed in the box. Will talk to you soon.

William K.
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Happy Customer

Weller Special Reserve is great|! Smooth and great tasting.