What is it about the Bluegrass State? In addition to racehorses and bluegrass (both the music and the actual grass), Kentucky produces some of the finest bourbon in the world. W.L. Weller, which comes from the Buffalo Trace Distillery, in Frankfort, offers just one example.
Fortunately, you don't have to travel all the way to Kentucky to enjoy it. Grab a bottle or two from Drizly's virtual shelves to enjoy the great taste without the long drive.
The company gets its name from 19th-century Kentucky distiller William Larue Weller. Some say he was the first to craft bourbon from wheat instead of rye, and all W.L. Weller bourbons follow that same tradition.
The company's award-winning bourbons include the Antique 107 and the W.L. Weller Special Reserve. Both come in striking hourglass-inspired bottles and feature a smooth taste rarely found in contemporary bourbons.
The Special Reserve is ideal for newcomers to the bourbon scene. It goes down the hatch without any resistance and produces complex flavors that linger on the tongue long after you swallow. Drink it neat, or prepare a special cocktail.
Meanwhile, the Antique 107 has a spicier flavor and a stronger nose. It's best enjoyed neat or on the rocks.