W.L. Weller Special Reserve Bourbon

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W.L. Weller Special Reserve Bourbon

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Size: 750 ml
Proof: 90
Created: Buffalo Trace Distillery

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

Taste
W.L. Weller Special Reserve Bourbon is a special reserve of wheat bourbon aged in New American white oak barrels. It is part of a highly coveted series of bourbons named after William Larue Weller, to commemorate his family's legacy. It is aged 7-8 years and is bottled at the award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery. This splendid blend is crafted from a wheat mash bill, like other great blends such as Pappy Van Winkle, William Larue, and E.H.T Seasoned wood. It is a wheat mash of corn, malted barley, and wheat instead of rye. This bourbon is smooth and mellow with distinctive grainy notes, mingled with slight hints of sweet caramel. On the palate, you'll notice notes of honey, layered with butterscotch, and a soft woodiness. The finish is smooth with a sweet honeysuckle flair.

History
W.L. Weller Special Reserve Bourbon is an award-winning wheat bourbon that has been aged for a minimum of 7 years, far longer than most wheat bourbons. It is produced at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, as part of a series of bourbons named to commemorate The Weller Family legacy. 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. Wheat bourbons like Pappy Van Winkle, Larceny Bourbon, & W.L. Weller's have a softer, gentler 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 was President of the company until it became Stitzel-Weller Distillery. This distillery 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 ever since.

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06/26/2024
Oswaldo SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

Awesome packaging! Arrived without a hick up.

JE
06/20/2024
Joan E.
United States United States

Weller Bourbon

While I thought the shipping cost was too high, it was nicely packed!

GL
06/13/2024
Glenn L.
United States United States

Best $60 bottle

If you like Buffalo Trace..... You'll look very Weller SR. Do yourself a favor! You deserve it.

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06/13/2024
Anonymous
United States United States

Great bourbon-terrible customer care

No one picks up the phone or returns emails. I have been attempting for weeks to have a bottle delivered to a friend. They got it out a week after I ordered and he was not home. They did not leave a way for him to get it as he was called out of town for work. Still waiting a response 3.5 weeks later

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03/12/2024
William SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

Great price but shipping was high at $40 felt a little shady like eBay but bottle was as described