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W.L. Weller Special Reserve Bourbon

W.L. Weller Special Reserve Bourbon

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The Original Wheated Bourbon Whiskey features an exceptionally smooth taste, substituting wheat for rye grain. Bottled at 90 proof, this bourbon stands out with its burnt orange color. Its softer flavor notes make this bourbon great for sipping or making cocktails.

TASTING NOTES

NOSE:  Classic aromas of vanilla, caramel, and honey gently waft up from the glass. This is punctuated by a light trace of oak along with a floral note, which require a strong inhale to pull forth. Altogether it’s characteristically sweet, and notably quite soft in its delivery.

Palate:  The bourbon maintains its abundant sweetness on the palate, delivering a tasty yet classic mix of honey, caramel, vanilla, and light fruit. A very slight amount of oak rounds things out. Spice fails to make an appearance, likely a result of the wheated mashbill and relatively low proof, but in doing so, allows the sweet flavors to really come forth. The resulting experience is a nice one, leaving little to complain about aside from its characteristically gentle delivery.
Finish:  The slightest amount of heat appears, followed by a more intense oak note than what came forth in the nose or palate. Honey and caramel reappear, turning a general oaky warmth back to sweeter notes to cap things off. Delicate overall, the finish bestows a well-rounded and quite pleasant ending to the sip.

REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast rating: 90

"Replacing the rye grain in our recipe with wheat provides for an exceptionally smooth taste. W. L. Weller is a truly outstanding buy." -Wine Enthusiast Magazine

AWARDS:

  • 2023 Gold New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2023 Silver San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2023 Gold ASCOT Awards
  • 2023 Silver International Spirits Challenge
  • 2023 90 to 94 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2023 90 to 94 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2023 Gold American Whiskey Masters
  • 2023 Gold North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition
  • 2023 Silver Whiskies of the World
  • 2022 Silver World Whiskies Awards - Whisky Magazine
  • 2022 Silver International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2022 Gold TAG Global Spirits Awards
  • 2022 Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2022 Gold International Spirits Challenge
  • 2022 Platinum ASCOT Awards
  • 2022 Excellent / Highly Recommended (90-94 pts) Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2022 Silver American Whiskey Masters
  • 2022 Silver North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition
  • 2022 Gold New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2022 Silver Whiskies of the World
  • 2021 Very Good / Strong Recommendation (85-89 pts) Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2021 Silver New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2021 Silver International Spirits Challenge
  • 2021 Gold American Whiskey Masters
  • 2021 Gold North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition
  • 2021 Gold Whiskies of the World
  • 2020 Great Value Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2020 Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2020 Gold American Whiskey Masters
  • 2020 Silver North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition
  • 2019 Silver World Whiskies Awards - Whisky Magazine
  • 2019 Gold New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2019 Silver Denver International Spirits Competition
  • 2019 Great Value Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2019 Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2019 Silver International Spirits Challenge
  • 2019 Gold Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2019 Silver North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition
  • 2019 Silver International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2019 Silver American Whiskey Masters
  • 2019 Silver Outstanding Whiskies of the World
  • 2018 Silver Denver International Spirits Competition
  • 2018 Excellent / Highly Recommended (90-94 pts) Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2018 Silver San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2018 Gold Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2018 Silver New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2018 3 Stars - Recommended F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
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