William Larue Weller Bourbon (Fall 2016)
Buffalo Trace Antique Collection // Kentucky, USA
This 2016 edition of this heralded wheated bourbon was distilled in the winter of 2003. The barrels were aged on the 3rd and 6th floors of Warehouses D, K, & L. At the time of bottling, 145 barrels were selected and the whiskey was 12 years and 7 month old. It is bottled uncut, and unfiltered at 135.4 proof.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The wheated mash bill shows on the nose, also offering brown sugar and just traces of its underlying robust proof. Palate moves into milk chocolate, brown sugar, walnuts and prunes, and oak. Range of chocolatey notes. Very oaky at first on a long finish, with dark chocolate, nougat, toffee. Just a bit hot but overall incredibly smooth given the proof. Add a touch of water to bring out more rich sweetness, with chocolate and brown sugar. Lovely."