American Whiskey - Bourbon

WL [William Larue] Weller Special Reserve Original Wheated Bourbon

From: Kentucky, United States Liquor Review Category: Bourbon American Whiskey

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This spirit has received awards in the past but not recently enough to qualify for a Proof66 Rating.
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

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Wine Enthusiast

  • Pre-2004

Proof66 Notes

William Larue Weller bourbons are considered "wheated" bourbons named for William Weller who—according to Bourbon Enthusiast—first began making bourbon with wheat instead of rye. To our mind, this creates a bourbon with a softer, subtler flavor profile that is not as robust but not as spicy as rye grain. These bourbons are generally unfiltered, giving them a chewy feel and a haze if drunk with ice.

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Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 5 ratings and 5 reviews.
StanMemTn StanMemTn (135)
Rating: 4.0 (2015-12-28)
Honeyed sweetness. Finish is of medium duration. A beautiful wheated bourbon.
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Storcke Storcke (39)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-12-23)
A fine, fine wheated bourbon, comparable to the $40-50 brands--no joke, no exaggeration. If everyone who says that Maker's is their favorite wheated bourbon would try this, I guarantee that at least half would switch to this. It has all the wheated flavors and mellowness of MM, but without the bitter bite that MM has throughout. I don't understand why a) it hasn't won any awards b) it's so inexpensive or c) no one has reviewed it before me. Got a handle in Georgia for $23.
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jmf02f jmf02f (15)
Rating: 5.0 (2014-11-30)
This is more like a 4.5. It has a sweet toffy mixed with oak nose. It starts off sweet in the beginning. Vanilla flavors and is a very rounded flavoring. Pretty balanced And not overly sweet. The mid palate has an earthy woody flavor and there iis sweet on the finish woth no alcohol burn whatsoever. I had only had a Markers Mark wheated before this and absolutely hated it. It honestly put me off bourbons for a few years. But this is much more palatable. Not to say my palate only likes non spicy bourbons (I am a big fan of Buffalo Trace and Knob Creek 120 proof, both of which have a spice to them). The Weller definitely does not have the complexity of flavor as Knob Creek of Buffalo Trace. Id liken its ease of drinking to a Woodford Reservr but softer. You can easily drink this neat. In fact i recommend that. 750Ml is 25+ in my area in Fl. For that i can get cheaper buffalo and Woodford is $26. So id probably get those. But to have a variety in my bar Ill keep this stocked.
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Edith MaGoo Edith MaGoo (66)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-06-02)
Buffalo Trace never disappoints. It is very sweet and smooth on the front end with a nice warmth on the finish. it's hard to find in my area.
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ezandona ezandona (1)
Rating: 3.0 (2012-12-22)
Alcohol nose with a hint of vanilla and oak. Medium body and slightly oily palate. Warm and slightly mineral finish.
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