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W.L. Weller

The Original Wheated Bourbon

Exceptionally smooth taste, this bourbon’s softer flavor notes make this bourbon great for sipping. 

6 different versions of the bourbons made by Weller

Smooth, easy going, and balanced

Named for early whiskey pioneer in Kentucky, William Larue Weller. This bourbon is made using Weller’s original bourbon recipe with wheat, rather than rye in the mash bill. Wheat is a soft grain which provides this bourbon with a mild, gentle and smooth taste. The 12-year version is aged far longer than most wheated bourbons, offering a beautiful deep bronze color. 

A 1 liter bottle of Weller Special Reserve Bourbon

Bourbon

W.L. Weller Special Reserve

The Original Wheated Bourbon Whiskey features an exceptionally smooth taste, substituting wheat for rye grain. Bottled at 90 proof, this bourbon stands out with its burnt orange color. Its softer flavor notes make this bourbon great for sipping or making cocktails. 

 

Tasting Notes

A sweet nose with a presence of caramel. Tasting notes of honey, butterscotch, and a soft woodiness. It's smooth, delicate and calm. Features a smooth finish with a sweet honeysuckle flair.

Weller Full Proof

Bourbon

Weller Full Proof

Bottled at the same 114 proof the spirit was when it entered into the barrel, this non-chill filtered wheated bourbon forgoes chill filtration to preserve all the naturally occurring residual oils and flavors that occur during the distillation and aging process. 

 

Tasting Notes

Having a nose of vanilla, dark cherries and caramel. On the palate, there is a balance of caramel and toasted oak. The finish is said to be long, with notes of crème brûlée and chocolate.

Weller Antique 107

Bourbon

Old Weller Antique

Old Weller Antique is bottled at 107 proof, offering a complex taste and bold finish. It’s certainly a recognizable member of the Weller label, with its own unique characteristics to complement the high proof. 

 

Tasting Notes

Sweet and unusual floral notes and coupled with vanilla. The taste is very well balanced with sweet fruit notes, strong vanilla undertone and sharp spicy tones, with a cinnamon finish.

 

Weller CYPB

Bourbon

W.L. Weller C.Y.P.B.

A few years ago, we asked whisky drinkers to “Craft Your Perfect Bourbon” (C.Y.P.B.). This limited-edition whiskey is the result of the overwhelming consensus – a wheated recipe bourbon, aged on the highest warehouse floors for eight years and bottled at 95 proof. 

 

Tasting Notes

A light aroma with citrus and oak on the nose. The palate is well rounded and balanced, with a medium-long finish and hints of vanilla.

Weller 12 Year 750 ml bottle

Bourbon

W.L. Weller 12 Year

As part of the wheated bourbon family, this twelve year old W.L. Weller is aged far longer than most wheated bourbons. This offering is a smooth, easy-going and balanced bourbon with a beautiful deep bronze color.

 

Tasting Notes

Aromas of lanolin, almond, creamed corn and toasty vanilla. The mid-palate flavor is heavily wheated, layered and moderately sweet. Long, oaky, and intensely smooth finish.

Weller Single Barrel Bottle Shot

Bourbon

W.L. Weller Single Barrel

Handpicked and bottled one exceptional barrel at a time, this special release is bourbon to be savored. Delivering nuanced variations from the ageing process. For the refined bourbon palate, no two barrels are quite the same. Expect distinct, full-bodied flavor in the celebrated tradition of Weller’s wheated bourbon.

 

Tasting Notes

Weller Single Barrel has a nose of cherry and mint, fading to vanilla. Caramel and baking spices with hints of cocoa explode on the palate, with a finish of cinnamon, coffee, and a hint of pepper.

  • The Weller family immigrated to Maryland from Germany in the 1740s where they put down roots, purchased a large tract of land and became farmers and millers. They later moved to the Bluegrass state in the mid-1790s and began distilling on their land taking part in the early foundations of the whiskey industry that would go onto to become a defining part of Kentucky culture.

    Samuel Weller, the third generation of Wellers in America and second generation distiller, joined another prominent distilling family following his marriage to Phoebe Larue. Their son William Larue Weller, born 1825, had generations of rich distilling history in his blood to guide his success in the evolving industry.

    In 1849, W.L. Weller began his career as a wholesale whiskey dealer and distiller carrying on the legacy started by his paternal grandfather and his maternal great-grandfather. Weller first started W.L. Weller & Brothers with his younger sibling Charles before changing the name to W.L. Weller & Sons. Weller continued to grow his whiskey business over the years, gaining interest in his products and processes, and becoming a prominent whiskey brand.

    In 1893 Julian P. “Pappy” Van Winkle Sr. was hired onto W.L. Weller & Sons as a whiskey salesman. After W.L. Weller’s passing in 1899, Pappy and his co-worked Alex Farnsley purchased the company in 1908. George Weller, William’s oldest son, remained President of the company until the beginning of Prohibition when Pappy and Farnsley decided to merge with Arthur Stitzel of A. PH. Stitzel Distillery to create Stitzel-Weller Distillery which opened on Derby Day of 1935.

    Stitzel-Weller quickly became known for its wheated bourbon recipe using wheat instead of rye in the mash for a softer, smoother taste.

    The legacy of William Larue Weller continues to be honored today with award-winning wheated bourbons such as his namesake William Larue Weller, Weller 12 Year, Weller Special Reserve and Weller 107 Antique.

Award-winning Weller bourbon line

2020 Gold Medal

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2019 Gold Medal

New York World Spirits Competition

2019 Silver Outstanding Medal

Whiskies of the World

2019 Silver Medal

North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition

2019 Gold Medal

Los Angeles International Spirits Competition

2019 Silver Medal

American Whiskey Masters

2019 Gold Medal

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2019 Silver Medal

World Whiskies Awards

2019 Silver Medal

Denver International Spirits Competition

2018 Silver Medal

New York International Spirits Competition

Weller 12 Year

Rating: 93.5 – Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible

“The deep bronze color beautifully reflects the light…high-spirited, lusciously toasty, and animated bouquet that has top-notch Bourbon written all over it; dry, complex, and toasty palate.” – Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal

 

Weller Special Reserve

Rating: 90 – Wine Enthusiast

“Replacing the rye grain in the recipe with wheat provides for an exceptionally smooth taste. W. L. Weller is a truly outstanding buy.” – Wine Enthusiast Magazine 

 

 

Weller Antique 107

Rating: 88 – Wine Enthusiast

“The proof is quite manageable, and arguably a bit understated as the flavors really take charge versus any
sign of heat. This combination of a rich, heavy mouthfeel and cinnamon against dark fruit and oak is as pleasing as it is delicious.” – Breaking Bourbon

 

 

Weller Full Proof

“...is very approachable for a full proof. The wheat sweetness is apparent, however there is enough tannin presence to keep it from becoming cloying. It is both complex on the nose and palate, and still scratches a visceral ‘tasty’ bone.” – The Whiskey Wash


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