W.L. Weller is a very old Bourbon brand dating from the late 1800s. Julian P. 'Pappy' Van Winkle began working for the original W. L. Weller whiskey company in the 1890s, and was the company president by the end of Prohibition, when Weller was merged with the Stitzel distillery company and the new Stitzel-Weller distillery was built. The origin ... Read More »
Very smart packaging on this old favourite from Buffalo Trace. W L Weller's high proportion of wheat in the mashbill gives this a silky smoothness, and the overall effect is a fantastic flavour and intensity - for an American whiskey of this age this is excellent value.
The 2012 edition of the wheated entry in Buffalo Trace's incredible yearly Antique Collection, turning up the regular WL Weller to 11 with this intensely flavoured cask strength whiskey. 2011's release was named as Second Finest Whiskey in the World in Jim Murray's 2013 Whisky Bible and this is more of the same. Fabulous stuff.
Released in 2005, this was the first bottling of William Larue Weller, the cask strength wheated bourbon representative in Buffalo Trace's multi-award-winning Antique Collection. A truly marvellous whisky that scored 92 points in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, this is a very big dram that needs a little time in the glass to really open up.