WILLIAM LARUE WELLER Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 750ml: william larue weller for sale is part of Buffalo Trace’s annual Antique Collection and takes its inspiration and name
from the eponymous distiller credited as being the first to produce Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey using
wheat instead of rye in the mash bill.
Born in 1825, William Larue Weller was an early distilling pioneer in Kentucky and in 1849, at a time when
other distillers were producing rye bourbons; he launched his whiskey made from a blend of corn, malted barley
This modern-day barrel strength small batch bourbon is made to Weller’s original wheat mash bill by Buffalo
Trace from whiskies aged from 10 to 14 years. It is bottled from a batch of 55 barrels uncut and unfiltered as a
limited edition annual release, hence the product and its strength (alc./vol.) vary from year to year.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 19/01/2016h
(sample 2015 release) Clear, copper bronze with deep reds.
Oil paint with custard powder, a touch of lime marmalade, dry cider, warm cinnamon, red toffee-apple and burnt
soft plastic. More apple, lightly smoky, and toasty oak with water.
Dry, oak chip barbeque, and buttery with cedar wood and spice – black pepper and cinnamon. More appley with
Relatively short with cinnamon, black pepper, dry oak, and caramelized cooked apple skin.
Pleasing apple fruity notes balance dry spicy oak in this cask-strength well age bourbon. Named after William Larue Weller, a legendary Kentucky whiskey maker, Weller bourbons are produced at the Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. The William Larue release is part of the Weller antique collection and is almost as hard to find as a rare Pappy.
If you can find it, however, you’ll be delighted you did. On the nose, scents of pepper, oak, leather, and caramel corn bring this spirit alive. Whilst the rich palette entry with warming honey notes leads to an explosion of caramel, sauteed almonds, figs and dates. At 125.7 proof, this is not for the faint heart, but it will reward those bold enough to try it with a very special treat.
FAQs About william larue weller for sale
What is bourbon?
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
What’s the difference between bourbon and whiskey?
While both whiskey and bourbon are mae from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Is bourbon gluten free?
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is remove during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separate from the actual distillate use to make the final product.