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Buffalo Trace Antique Collection: William Larue Weller 2016

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  • Distiller:

    Buffalo Trace

  • Bottler:

    Buffalo Trace

  • ABV:

    67.7%

  • Age:

    13 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Like last year’s release, this is a soothing whiskey with a gentle demeanor. Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2016. Editor's Choice.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: One of the best expressions of W.L. Weller I’ve had in many years.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Delicious, balanced, lively – this one’s a winner. And there’s no need to grit your teeth – it’s improved by a little water. William Larue Weller is my favorite of the 2016 batch.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Just a bit hot but overall incredibly smooth given the proof. Add a touch of water to bring out more rich sweetness, with chocolate and brown sugar. Lovely.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: This year’s edition might lack some of the bells and whistles from previous years (e.g. higher age, higher proof, and oddball flavor notes), but its matter-of-fact nature might actually become its most celebrated attribute.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It's a complex monster of flavor and I think it deserves every point.
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  • Intro:

    William Larue Weller is the well aged, barrel proof, wheated expression in the annual Buffalo Trace Antique Collection release line.

  • Nose:

    Sweet sticky toffee, ethanol, vanilla, cream, fruit like plum and strawberry, mild clove, caramel. Dusty leather.

  • Taste:

    Thick, oily, sweet butter and caramel, apples and ice cream, mild pepper, vanilla, cherries and cocoa. Huge flavors all around

  • Finish:

    Long, massively complex. Some heat but very much in check.

  • Overall:

    This vintage was lovely and mega sweet compared to others Ive had but it knocked it out of the park. WLW and THH continue to be my jam out of the BTAC. It's a complex monster of flavor and I think it deserves every point.

  • Score:

    9

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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