W. L. WELLER Full Proof Bourbon Whiskey 750ml bottle: Have you ever seen a unicorn? After much anticipation, Buffalo Trace finally gave the coveted wheated mash bill bourbon series a barrel strength, non-chill filtered bottling, retaining all of the oily flavorful goodness allegedly lost in the chill-filtration process. Weller in general is said to share a similar mash bill to Pappy Van Winkle, and is sure to garner its share of collection fever in some whiskey corners. Barrelled and bottled at 57%, the decision to go full proof is said to be a response to requests and demand from bar owners and liquor stores. Weller Full Proof is a single annual release, trickling into select stores and states meaning it’s almost impossible to get.
William Larue Weller developed his original bourbon recipe with wheat, rather than rye. 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 (potentially making it appear cloudy at cold temperatures). This bourbon balances a rich mouth feel, with robust notes of vanilla and oak. A whiskey that satisfies the demand of the non-chill filtered whiskey enthusiasts, honoring the man who made wheated bourbon legendary.