W.L. Weller Full Proof Bourbon

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W.L. Weller Full Proof Bourbon

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Size: 750 ml
Proof: 114
Created: Buffalo Trace Distillery

  • Deep Bronze Appearance
  • Caramel Notes
  • Rich And Smooth

Taste
W.L. Weller Full Proof Bourbon is a non-chill filtered whiskey created to commemorate the man who made wheated bourbon iconic. It is bottled at 114 proof at Buffalo Trace Distillery. This splendid blend is crafted from Mash Bill #2, like other great blends such as Pappy Van Winkle, Blanton's, William Larue, and Elmer T. Lee. It is a sour mash of corn, malted barley, and extra rye. This bourbon is complex with distinctive aromas of vanilla, and dark cherries. On the palate, there are profound notes of rich caramel, mingled with toasted oak, and fruity flavors. The finish is long, with the essence of crème brûlée and chocolate.

History
W.L. Weller Full Proof Bourbon is a unique spirit that was Bottled at 114 proof. This spirit is a non-chill filtered wheated bourbon that forgoes chilled filtration to preserve all the naturally occurring residual oils and flavors that occur during the distillation and aging process. 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 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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