W. L. Weller Bourbon 12 Year

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W. L. Weller Bourbon 12 Year

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Size: 750ml
Created by: William Larue Weller.

  • Deep Bronze appearance.
  • Aged Twelve years.


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

Tasting notes
W. L. Weller Bourbon 12 Year is rich and complex with distinctive grainy notes, mingled with slight hints of cocoa dust, and soft spices. The mid-palate flavor is wheat, cedar, and nuts that are layered in lanolin, almond, creamed corn and toasty vanilla.

W. L. Weller Bourbon 12 Year is an award winning twelve year old whetted bourbon that has been aged for a minimum of 12 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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    marcus r.
    United States

    Weller 12

    Well its certainly 12! Good stuff

    Jeff W.
    United States United States


    Great bourbon. Smooth, caramel with a nice amount of spice.

    landon c.
    United States United States

    easy purchase and delivery

    easy purchase and delivery will use again

    John C.
    United States United States


    Great service!!

    Nick L.
    United States United States

    Excellent First Experience!

    I had an Excellent First Experience!!! My products arrived in 3 days with no extra shipping costs. They were wrapped up so well that the box could have been kicked down the street and they still would not have broken. Thank you for the Great Experience and fast delivery. I definitely recommend!