W. L. Daniel Weller Bourbon

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W. L. Daniel Weller Bourbon

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Size: 750 ml
Proof: 94
Created: Buffalo Trace Distillery

  • Crafted With Emmer Wheat
  • Limited Edition
  • Matured Nearly 12 Years

W. L. Daniel Weller Bourbon is an exquisite wheat bourbon like no other. It is part of a highly coveted series named after William Larue Weller, to commemorate his family's legacy. It has matured for almost 12 years and is produced with rare Egyptian wheat that is uncommon. It is bottled at the award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery. This splendid blend is crafted from Emmer Wheat as part of an experimental line to create great blends with other strains of wheat. This bourbon is rich and fragrant with distinctive notes of fresh fruit, mingled with fresh nutty grainy notes. On the palate, you'll find bursts of orange zest, balanced with hazelnut, caramel, and a touch of cinnamon. The finish is well-rounded with profound notes of oak, and sweet honey complemented by baking spice and leather notes.

W. L. Daniel Weller Bourbon is a limited edition bourbon crafted with innovation in mind. It was produced with a rare Egyptian wheat and matured for almost twelve years at the award-winning distillery, Buffalo Trace. It is part of a series of bourbons named to commemorate The Wellers. The Wellers immigrated from Germany to Maryland and established their roots in the 1740s as farmers and distillers. This family settled in Kentucky by the late 18th century, where his grandfather, Daniel Weller, purchased a distillery in Nelson County.  After serving in the Mexican-American war, William Larue Weller returned home to his native Kentucky where he joined the family business and began working at his grandfather's distillery, as a wholesale whisky salesman. William Larue Weller and his knowledge evolved the whiskey into what the great brand is today. Weller had a great palate and in 1849, he introduced the first bourbon that used wheat as a secondary grain instead of rye. Wheated bourbons like Pappy Van Winkle, Larceny Bourbon, and W.L. Weller's have a softer and more gentle flavor and a slightly sweeter taste. Weller's bourbon was incredibly popular and ultimately forced him to place a green thumbprint on his invoices, and barrels as a certification of authenticity. Pappy began working at W.L. Weller & Sons in 1893 as a traveling whiskey salesman and eventually became the President of Stitzel-Weller Distillery. After W.L. Weller’s passing in 1899, Pappy and his co-worker Alex Farnsley purchased the company in 1908. George Weller, William’s oldest son, remained President of the company until the beginning of Prohibition when Pappy and Farnsley decided to merge with Arthur Stitzel of A. PH. Stitzel Distillery to create Stitzel-Weller Distillery which opened on Derby Day of 1935. Buffalo Trace bought the W.L. Weller brand in 1999 and has been making the bourbon with nearly the same recipe as Pappy's ever since. 

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