Weller – Special Reserve
ABOUT THE WHISKEY
- Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery
- Spirit: Bourbon
- Aged: Unspecified
- Proof: 90
- Purchase Price: $17.99
From the Distiller: “The Original ‘Wheated Bourbon’ Whiskey features an exceptionally smooth taste, substituting wheat for rye grain. Bottled at 90 proof, this bourbon stands out with its burnt orange color. Its softer flavor notes make this bourbon great for sipping or making cocktails.”
Review & Score
Nose: Toasted saltine cracker, rose hip, dried blueberry, and sweet corn.
Palate: Vanilla and caramel peak through. Buckwheat, butter, pear, and cheerios.
Body: Mild and pleasant with more heat on the back end of the sip.
Finish: It starts sweet and mild and dissolves into a bite of honeysuckle, dried oak, and leather.
Conclusion: The pour is definitely an enjoyable one. It’s smooth, picking up a sharpness after the initial mellow, but nothing that makes it unpleasant. It is great straight, over ice, or in cocktails that aren’t overly complex to compliment the mild complexity of the dram itself. Buffalo Trace has done it again, and at this price, it’s one you shouldn’t pass up.
Greg Sinadinos started his spirits journey writing a whiskey periodical for Fine Tobacco NYC Magazine. He began answering review requests under a social media page he named “Whiskey Culture,” which quickly merged with Greg’s passion for connecting with others and his interest in history.
Today, Greg travels the country not just looking for great whiskey, but also exploring the history and individuals that the whiskey community is founded upon. He has authored “Whiskey History From Around The World” and is the host of “The Rickhouse” web series.