W.L. Weller 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Stated Age
12 years old
Charred White Oak Barrels
45.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
27 Jan 2021 11:03 pm

Average value

€ 246.45

25 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

532 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for W.L. Weller 12-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.27 points

  1. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla, honey, burnt sugar, peppermint, subtle
      Wood notes. Light, hard-to-define red and yellow
      Fruit notes. A nice snoop who with warmth and
      Time in the glass keeps getting better.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very soft, oily and bitter - sweet. Honey, nutmeg
      and peppery tingling. As expected, some coconut too.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Woody - peppery finish. Slightly bitter - sweet with
      fading spicy notes.

  2. kanpai79 scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. karloff scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    There is not much between the 12 and the special reserve but in my opinion the SR just edges it. This was a sample courtesy of cfosterk.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Really a great bourbon! Enthusiasm: Nose: 5/5 Palate: 4/5 Final: 3/5 Whiskey n ° 1435
    • Nose
      Waxed wood, deep, then glue and creme brulee. Light and elegant. Round on caramel, more and more intense. Gorgeous !
    • Taste
      We find the sensations of the nose with a touch very fluid and delicate.
    • Finish
      Rather solvated, on sweet spices. A little lack of roundness - almost sour even at first sip. Much more creamy afterwards.

  5. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    finally, the first bourbon i can say i truly love, very good sweetness, balance and elegance, followed by a blast of fried coconut milk residue (known as latik in the philippines) which goes really well with the bourbon and brings back childhood memories

  6. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Just tried the "raised wheat" older version of weller 12... noticeable fresher nose and also stickier palate. I scored that version an 88 points, as compared to this version, which was 85 points for me.

  7. Einfach_Supi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior


    Marzipan, rum raisins, full portion of Crème Brulée, roasted almond, vanilla, but also a fine spiciness from the wood. Mouth:

    Ritter Sport Rum Grape Nut, white pepper, caramel sweet. At the end it gets drier and in the finish the oak presses neatly. Really delicious, something really sweet for in between, but without being sweet. Emissive power and oak spice make it nice and tasty. Very delicious 86 points

  8. peterjpvanas scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Colour: Mahogany

    Nose: grains/corn, strong honey notes, some vanilla

    Taste: Dry, Earthiness is strongly present, smoke, toasty flavours

    Finish: Smooth, Long, Oak. complex

    Appearence: beautiful bottle
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: sweet, baked apple, corn, oak, caramel, honey
    Taste: spicy, cereals, dry oak, vanilla
    Finish: long, dry, spicy, oak

  10. wekke scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Nose: Oily and rich. Marzipan, cereals, vanilla spice.
    Palate: Oaked. Spice, perfumy, toasty.
    Finish: Quite sweet, oaky, cereal rich.


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