The obsession has no grown to the point that the other, cheaper Weller expressions have also become hard to get. W.L. Conclusions: Each sip is better then the last. This sounds crazy, but there’s a slightly minty note, even though there’s absolutely no rye in this bourbon. Then again, the lighter scents may not be doing enough to suppress the heat. In recent years we have seen the W.L. I had never tried it, and a year ago, I was lucky enough to score some at MSRP (so I picked up 3 bottles for 59.00 each). Posted on December 27, 2019 by Eric Middleton Leave a Comment 2200 About – Weller 12 year is a wheated bourbon distilled by Buffalo Trace using the same mash bill as the famous Pappy Van Winkle series. There is also a limited edition release, please ensure your merchant has the one you are looking for.. Users have rated this product 5 out of 5 stars. In either case, I know that I've tried to start writing this three times, and so far, I've found myself digging an old AppleTV out of my basement and digging through my freezer in search of who-knows-what. Technically, today it retails for around $30, but good luck finding it … Want to support BourbonGuy.com? Weller Special Reserve kicks it off with honey sweetness and floral citrus, apple, strawberry, vanilla, a thin layer of toasted oak, hay, and cinnamon. The kind where the blueberries are big and fresh, the vanilla tastes amazing and there is sugar on the top that provides a nice texture. Heck, if you want to splurge on something really good, go for Maker’s Mark Cask Strength, an outstanding wheated bourbon that’s available virtually everywhere for under $60, if not $50. Weller Special Reserve is the green-labeled, entry-level bourbon of the W.L. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. The scarcity, and the fact it is so overrated brings it down a few points for me. In 2019 it was $238, according to the site’s data. There are a very few bourbons that can flat-out beat it without blowing your budget. Weller Special Reserve is Buffalo Trace’s “entry level” wheated bourbon, followed by Weller Antique 107, Weller 12 Year, Weller Single Barrel, Weller Full Proof, and whatever new stuff they keep launching at this point. My wife thinks I'm nuts, but I get a blueberry muffin vibe from this. Still getting the cherry cordial. She got him hooked on wheated bourbon years ago when Weller was still easy to find and so when he happened to see a 750mL bottle and two 1.75 liter bottles on the store shelf, he gave her a call, said he was getting the 750 and asked if she wanted any. Weller 12 should not be selling on the secondary (and at some retail establishments) for three figures, no. There are much better bottles in the $60-100 range. My local big chain liquor store had them for MSRP recently, but of course they sold out in a day. Weller line. Overall though, the nose is nice and pleasant enough, but not special in any way. Weller SR isn’t bad at all. Which is great since I love an amazing blueberry muffin. Composition: Buffalo Trace wheated mash, speculated to be 70% corn, 16% wheat and 14% malted barley, Color: 1.1/2.0 on the color scale (burnished), “The Original Wheated Bourbon Whiskey features an exceptionally smooth taste, substituting wheat for rye grain. Maker’s Mark or Maker’s Mark 46 may be the closest bourbons to Weller Special Reserve while Rebel Yell 100 and Larceny Bourbon stray into different territory because of the Heaven Hill grassy nuttiness.