Weller Full Proof almost needs no introduction....almost. The Weller line exists in its own layer of the atmosphere, if hype were an elevation. This 57% ABV Wheated Bourbon comes to us from Buffalo Trace, as a 2020 Extension to the Weller line, as a selection collaboration between Cox's and Evergreen. This year we've also seen Weller Single Barrel drop (which we've already reviewed). This particular bottling is also NAS (No Age Statement) but comes with quite a proof bump over the Single Barrel and widely released Antique.
Rich honey, cocoa, waffle cone and pleasant toffee notes. The ABV bump is evident in richness on the nose, with tons of creme brûlée emanating throughout.
Sweet on the palate, rich in mouthfeel. Toffee, some clove, rich caramel and cream make for a decadent drinking experience.
Long finish, rife with dessert notes and great complexity.
This is the real deal. Years of lackluster OWA performance have paved the way for an incredible release of all proofed wheat whiskey, and I couldn’t be more a fan.