Excerpt: The nose is iconic Weller, with loads of well-charred wood, molasses, vanilla, and a gentle smoky aroma. A lacing of honey candy lingers underneath the char, sweetening things up just a bit more.
Excerpt: Finally a Weller that I can sink my teeth into, much the same as the storied William Larue Wellers of each years Antique Collection. Viscous and rich with a palate of pure dessert, this is a wheater I could drink any day.
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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. 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.
Buttery brown sugar, some barrel char. Honey, cinnamon - in just the right amount - waffle cone and caramel candies. Complex and enticing.
Rich on the palate. Some heat, but very respectable for 57% ABV. No water needed here. Buttery and sweet, this is a profile very reminiscent of William Larue Weller - caramel, char, cinnamon, cream all blend to produce a dessert experience.
Long finish. Sweet brown sugar and cinnamon carry for ages.
Weller Full Proof easily dodges my largest gripe with other, lower, Weller releases: bright cinnamon bombs that torch your palate for hours. Weller Full Proof is instead a dessert experience you shouldn't miss if you get a chance. If you have one on the shelf, pop that cork and experience the best Weller release short of Antique Collection in ages.
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