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Weller 12yr Bourbon

Bourbon /45% ABV / Kentucky, United States

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Product details

Category
Bourbon
Region
Kentucky, United States
ABV
45%
Years Aged
12

Product description

William Larue Weller was one of the early whiskey pioneers in Kentucky. W.L. Weller was credited as the first to use a “wheated” bourbon recipe, a recipe that used wheat rather than rye in the mashbill and spent his lifetime educating consumers about the difference in his bourbon. The brand continues to deliver as a world-class wheated bourbon at an honest price to this day. As part of the wheated bourbon family, this twelve year old W.L. Weller is aged far longer than most wheated bourbons. This offering is a smooth, easy-going and balanced offering with a beautiful deep bronze color. Tasting Notes: Aromas of lanolin, almond, creamed corn and toasty vanilla. The mid-palate flavor is heavily wheated, layered and moderately sweet. Long, oaky, and intensely smooth finish. Awards: 2019 Silver Medal - New York World Spirits Competition 2019 Gold Medal - Whiskies of the World 2019 Double Gold Medal - North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition 2019 Silver Medal - Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2019 Silver Medal - American Whiskey Masters 2019 Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2019 Bronze Medal - World Whiskies Awards 2019 Silver Medal - Denver International Spirits Competition 2018 Double Gold Medal, Best Straight Bourbon - New York International Spirits Competition 2018 BEST IN SHOW; Best of Division; Best of Category; Gold Medal - Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2018 Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018 ""Great Value"" - 93 points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2018 Gold Medal - Denver International Spirits Competition 2015 Silver Outstanding Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2015 Trophy Finalist; ""Great Value;"" ""Tried & True"" - 96 points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2015 Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2015 BTI International Review of Spirits - ""Exceptional"" - 94 points 2015 Bronze Medal, Best Bourbon - Age Statement - World Whiskies Awards 2014 Silver Outstanding Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2014 Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2005 Silver Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2005 Silver Medal - International Spirits Challenge 2004 Silver Medal - International Spirits Challenge 2003 Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2003 Gold Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2003 Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2003 Bronze Medal - International Spirits Challenge 2002 Gold Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2002 Gold Medal - International Spirits Challenge 2001 Silver Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition Ratings: 93.5 –Jim Murray's Whisky Bible Reviews: “The deep bronze color beautifully reflects the light…high-spirited, lusciously toasty, and animated bouquet that has top-notch Bourbon written all over it; dry, complex, and toasty palate.” -Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal

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  • Nicholas
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    Didn’t get it.

  • Jeff
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    I never received my order, please issue a refund

  • Nicholas
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    Verified Buyer

    Super smooth, great stuff!

  • joe

    Hands down one of the best bottles I've ever had but the price that some of these people are selling it for is outrageous extremely high secondary pricing. This bottle should be sold for no more than $100. In the Northeast we get Virtually none, so the price gets driven up. If you go down south you can pick up bottles for around 50 to 60 bucks.

  • Lawrence E.

    Wow! I have two bottles of W L Wellers 12 years old they have been in my cabinet for 10 years. I know it was there but forgot about them.

  • Ryan K.
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    Verified Buyer

    Great bottle! Usually sells for around $100 or less..... paid the mark up fee just to add it to my collection.

  • Ronald C.

    Is the best stuff on earth! It's still affordable and highly sought after yet it's worth the chase and constant denials of availability. I've been fortunate this year to purchase 5 bottles 3 litres at $48 & 2 fifths through aftermarket @$200 ea.Ive discovered BLANTONS which is every bit as good as this & Buffalo Trace also a fine bourbon. I wish you luck in finding a bottle of it. Also this year I scored a bottle of Orphan Barrel "RHETORIC" 23 year I'm saving with my attorney for a special "PAYDAY"

FAQs

Bourbon is a corn-based, aged spirit that, while legally can be produced anywhere in the U.S., is Kentucky’s signature liquor; in fact, Kentucky distilleries make 95% of the world’s bourbon and the Bluegrass State hosts over a million visitors annually for bourbon tasting tourism.
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.
Much like how a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square, bourbon is a whiskey — but because of the stricter standards set for bourbon distillers, most whiskies are not considered bourbons.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made 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.
Bourbon’s ingredient list is short and sweet (literally): corn, other grains, water and yeast. Barley, wheat and rye grains are often featured in the mash composition alongside the liquor’s signature corn base, but even so, the FDA considers straight bourbon as a gluten-free product that is safe for those with Celiac Disease or for individuals who suffer from other forms of gluten intolerance.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.
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