Weller Special Reserve

W.L. Weller Special Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Aged 7 Years

45% ABV/90 Proof
$10 – $20

What the Distillery Says:
The Original โ€œWheatedโ€ Bourbon Whiskey
Replacing the rye grain in our recipe with wheat provides for an exceptionally smooth taste. And at 7 years of age and “Kentucky proof”โ€“ 90 proof, W. L. Weller is a truly outstanding buy.

What Richard Says:
Nose: Weller always comes across with honeysuckle sweetness, crisp apples, and black peppercorns.
Palate: Bourbony? ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s not very sweet but it’s nicely balanced with oak, caramel, vanilla, and a peppery spice at the end of the palate that runs into the finish.
Finish: Crisp and a little spicy. The spice hangs around through the end of the finish.
Comments: Confession time, I’ve had a really hard time coming up with review notes for this one. It’s not that Weller Special Reserve isn’t distinctive. Rather, I use this specific bourbon in a lot of the cooking I do. As a result, most of the notes I originally came up with are reminiscent of my bourbon meatballs, pecan pie, or bourbon cream cheese frosted red velvet cake. I use is so much because it’s a mellow and pleasing bourbon that works well with food. Think about this alternative the next time you’re in the store and you’re reaching for a bottle of Maker’s Mark. Plus, if you look hard enough you may find it for almost half the price. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Rating: Stands Out, Great Value

2 thoughts on “Weller Special Reserve”

  1. Richard, sounds very interesting. Any suggestions on where to find in Atlanta? I’ll be over again Memorial Day weekend and would like to pick up a bottle or two. Thanks!

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