Weller Antique 107 Quick Stats:
Spirit: Weller Antique 107
Distiller: Buffalo Trace Distillery
Aged: NAS (more than 4 years)
Proof: 107 Proof
About The Distillery:
Throughout the challenges of floods, fires, tornadoes and even Prohibition, Buffalo Trace Distillery has never compromised. A timeless dedication to respecting the past while fearlessly innovating for the future has served us well for more than two centuries. No matter the challenge, be it Mother Nature or man, the people of our Distillery have been part of the story that shaped America and the spirit industry as well.
About Weller Antique 107:
Weller is a wheated bourbon with a full-bodied flavor and a balanced palate. Old Weller Antique is bottled at 107 proof. It offers a complex taste and bold finish. It’s certainly a recognizable member of the Weller label, with its own unique characteristics to compliment the high proof.
A true whiskey pioneer, W.L. Weller helped create wheated bourbon whiskey. Many even believe he was the first!
We miss the days where Weller Antique 107 sat on the shelf. It used to have a plump bottle and be available almost everywhere. However, since the new bottle has taken over, it’s become incredibly difficult to find.
As a result of this, many are unable to get their hands on one other than the occasional bar pour.
However, the bottle is absolutely worth the hunt. We were excited to pop this bottle open and review it for you all!
You can also check out our Weller Special Reserve review by clicking here.
Heat vs Proof
Notes & Review
Nose: The front of the nose has a strong note of dried dark fruit and cinnamon spice. It opens up into a nice torched caramel and charred oak note while maintaining a nice undertone of toasted wheat cracker.
Palate: Thick and oily mouthfeel with initial notes of dried cinnamon and baked brown sugar. Notes of molasses, stewed dark fruit, vanilla spice, and dried cherry balance a consistent charred oak note.
Finish: The heat and boldness subside and open up sweeter notes of vanilla cream and baked caramel creams before settling on charred tobacco and roasted oak with undertones of cinnamon spice.
Weller Antique 107 is one of those pours that have earned a bit of a cult following. And, for good reason.
It’s a great pour, and that’s undeniable.
Though, it may be suited to someone with a stronger resistance to higher proof pours because it does drink a little hotter than 107. Maybe closer to something that’s 115. However, there’s bold flavor to match so that the proof doesn’t take away from the experience.
Weller has become a line that, while appropriately priced as MSRP, has run rampant on the secondary market. Sometimes reaching triple its MSRP for particularly good barrel picks.
If you can find a bottle around MSRP, or find a pour for $10 or under at a bar, it’s absolutely worth the pickup. Even if it’s just to try it.
But, at $100-150 (its secondary pricing), there’s other amazing options out there if you are unable to find a bottle.