W. L. Weller

W.L. Weller Single Barrel & W.L. Weller C.Y.P.B Whiskey Bundle

$2,499.99

A perfect collection of delicious American whiskey from W.L. Weller, part of the award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery makes a perfect addition for the whiskey connoisseur. Each of these wheated bourbons offers distinct characteristics for the most distinguishing pallet. 

Included in this Collection: 

W.L. Weller Single Barrel

William Larue Weller, born in 1825, spent most of his life educating the public on his first of its kind bourbon recipe using wheat in the mash bill. Weller's gentle, mild and smooth sipping experience changed whiskey as we know it. Handpicked and bottled one exceptional barrel at a time, this special release bourbon to be savored, delivering nuanced variations from the aging process. For the refined bourbon palate, no two barrels are quite the same. Expect distinct, full-bodied flavor in the celebrated tradition of Weller's Wheated Bourbon.

A true distilling pioneer, W.L. Weller is credited with being the first distiller to produce Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey using wheat instead of rye in the mash bill. Weller’s original “wheated bourbons” became extremely popular, with a softer, smoother taste. They were so popular, in fact, it’s been said that Weller was forced to put a green thumbprint on his invoices and barrels to ensure that customers were receiving the real deal.

W.L. Weller C.Y.P.B 

In 2015, Buffalo Trace Distillery launched it’s innovative campaign, "Craft Your Perfect Bourbon" movement, inviting spirits lovers to craft their ideal whiskey, from the recipe, to the proof, warehouse location and age. The result was over 100,000 Buffalo Trace fans voting for this wheated bourbon, an enchanting 8-year Weller whiskey that has won the hearts of bourbon fans all over the globe. This bourbon features a light aroma with citrus and oak on the nose. The palate is well rounded and balanced, with a medium-long finish and hints of vanilla, typical of many bourbons in the Buffalo Trace family.

All items will be shipped together. Bottle Size: 750ml

WELLER

After serving in the Louisville Brigade during the Mexican-American war, William Larue Weller returned home to his native Kentucky. His family had helped settle Kentucky in the late 18th century, and his grandfather, Daniel Weller, purchased a distillery in Nelson County in 1800. (When Daniel Weller died, his estate was inventoried and was said to contain three whiskey barrels, two stills, one mash kettle and numerous dry kegs.)

Upon his return to Kentucky following the war, W.L. Weller joined the family business and began working at his grandfather's distillery. Weller had a sharp palate and a keen sense for business and in 1849, he introduced the first bourbon ever that used wheat as its secondary grain instead of rye. Wheated bourbons (including Pappy Van Winkle and Larceny Bourbon, which eventually imitated W.L. Weller's mashbill) have a softer and more gentle flavor profile as compared to bourbons that use rye as their secondary grain. Wheated bourbons also have a slightly sweeter taste. Weller's bourbon was incredibly popular in antebellum America and ultimately forced him to place a green thumbprint on his invoices and barrels as a certificate of authenticity.

 

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