Weller Single Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USA
Reviewed March 13, 2021 (edited January 12, 2022)
Drinking this neat, bar pour. I am trying this so others may smarten up a bit before they unload their wallets on this stuff. I really am a big fan of weller at retail but as soon as soon we start talking about secondary, I throw my hands up. This is not worth your secondary pricing so if you need that bit of input before reading on, you can close this review and SIP on something else :) I am not trying to poo poo on weller but I really think it is tater culture and by putting out a SiB, they certainly are self aware. But back to actually giving a tasting review. I get corn, cinnamon, vanilla, and baking spices all at once. It’s hard to say what is dominant in that bunch. Dissecting it further I could compare it to a sticky cinnamon roll without the frosting yet. The mouth has a slight oak and a bitterness that can be a bit overwhelming on the first few sips. The heat is very low. I peg this just under 100 proof but I’ve had a few already tonight so I could be off. Finish has more oak, char, and tobacco. Word on the street is that Weller is pushing SiB instead of FP for 2021. Womp womp. We’ll just have to continue waiting for the SiB FP which in its own rights should be a slam dunk. Till then, buy all the WSR and OWA you can find AT RETAIL.