American Whiskey - Bourbon

William Larue Weller Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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

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Beverage Testing Institute

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Wine Enthusiast

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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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This bottle has 3 ratings and 2 reviews.
Buck Mulligan Buck Mulligan (75)
Rating: 5.0 (2012-08-13)
This antique offering is ridiculously complex and rich. Its proof runs high, usually between 120-130, but cut two parts with one part water and youve got a gem. Its sweet like honey, smoky, and nuanced. Paul Pacult ranked this as the best spirit in the world in 2011. From the spicy entry to the buttery finish, this is a dram every serious bourbon enthusiast will embrace.
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ChrisCarlsson ChrisCarlsson (327)
Rating: 2.0 (2010-08-28)
Frankly, I am not a big wheated bourbon fan. Maybe that is part of the problem. But frankly, I found this bourbon to be tired and rather nondescript in taste; especially for a 12 year-old.

While technically correct (I can't find fault with the distillation) it is not a riot of taste either. If you have had Makers Mark (by far the most popular wheated style bourbon), and like it, you might give this one a try as it is milder, but also lacks the depth you would expect, so be warned.

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