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William Larue Weller 2016

Buffalo Trace

Regular price $3,499.99

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Size:

750 ML

Proof:

135.4

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Created: Buffalo Trace Distillery

  • Aged Ten-Fourteen Years
  • Eucalyptus Notes
  • Bill Mash #2

Taste
William Larue Weller 2016 is an exclusive bourbon produced at the famous Buffalo Trace Distillery. This highly coveted bourbon is part of the "Antique Collection Series" which features some of the most sought-after bourbons in the industry. It is crafted from Mash Bill #2, like other great blends from the distillery such as Pappy Van Winkle, Blanton's, William Larue, and Elmer T. Lee. It is a sour mash bill of corn, malted barley, and extra rye. This bourbon is rich and complex with distinctive notes of caramel corn, mingled with hints of new leather. On the palate, you'll find rich notes of sweet plums, and layers of light toffee and pipe tobacco. The finish is long and lingering with layers of marshmallows, salted almonds, nougat figs, and dates.

History
William Larue Weller 2016 is a rare wheated bourbon. It is part of the highly coveted exclusive "Antique Collection Series" which is an award-winning wheated bourbon that has been produced with tradition in mind at Buffalo Trace Distillery. It is part of a series of bourbons named to commemorate The Wellers. The Wellers established their roots in the 1740s as distillers. His family settled in Kentucky in the late 18th century, where his grandfather, Daniel Weller, purchased a distillery in Nelson County. After serving in the Mexican-American war, William Larue Weller returned home to his native Kentucky where he joined the family business and began working at his grandfather's distillery, as a wholesale whisky salesman. William Larue Weller and his knowledge evolved the whiskey into what the great brand is today. Weller had a great palate and in 1849, he introduced the first bourbon that used wheat as a secondary grain instead of rye. wheated bourbons like Pappy Van Winkle, Larceny Bourbon, and W.L. Weller's have a softer and more gentle flavor and a slightly sweeter taste. Weller's bourbon was incredibly popular and ultimately forced him to place a green thumbprint on his invoices, and barrels as a certification of authenticity. Pappy began working at W.L. Weller & Sons in 1893 as a traveling whiskey salesman and eventually became the President of Stitzel-Weller Distillery. After W.L. Weller’s passing in 1899, Pappy and his co-worker Alex Farnsley purchased the company in 1908. George Weller, William’s oldest son, remained President of the company until the beginning of Prohibition when Pappy and Farnsley decided to merge with Arthur Stitzel of A. PH. Stitzel Distillery to create Stitzel-Weller Distillery which opened on Derby Day of 1935. Buffalo Trace bought the W.L. Weller brand in 1999 and had been making the bourbon with nearly the same recipe as Pappy's ever since. 

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