William Larue Weller Bourbon (Fall 2017)
William Larue Weller // Kentucky, USA
This wheated bourbon contains a mash bill recipe of Kentucky corn, North Dakota wheat, and North Dakota malted barley. Distilled in the winter of 2005 to 130 proof, the bourbon entered the barrel at 114 proof. It matured for over 12 years and 6 months. Only 155 barrels were hand-picked from Warehouses D, I, and P, just ten more than last year’s release. At 128.2 proof, it comes to you uncut and unfiltered from the barrel.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"A very sweet nose of carnival candy, particularly caramel-covered apples dotted with peanut crumbles. Vanilla and hay are to be found as well. Soft and sweet on the palate despite the high proof. Adding water softens the bourbon, but limit to a few drops. The aroma is a bit more interesting than the palate. Still enjoyable as always though, particularly if you like wheated bourbons. Never turn it down if it is on offer."