- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Charred White Oak Barrels
- 45.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Added on
- 05 Apr 2011 7:46 am
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Whisky Reviews for W.L. Weller 12-year-old
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.47 points
- 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.
- 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.
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
- 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
- Aroma: sweet, baked apple, corn, oak, caramel, honey
Taste: spicy, cereals, dry oak, vanilla
Finish: long, dry, spicy, oak
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.
- a really great Bourbon
caramelized sugar, vanilla and green apple
Maple syrup, mint and dusty forest floor
pronounced oak, coffee (with milk)
Chocolate and spices
Chocolate, mint, oak
enjoyable, alright. Easy-drinking wheated whiskey for sure. But I still find
this kind-of underwhelming. Especially these solventy notes always remind me of
bottom-shelf Bourbon. I will keep on sampling here and there though.
oak, vanilla, and sappy green undertones. Solvents, varnish, and dried banana
chips. With some air, the oak transforms into more of a perfumy character.
Cinnamon and ground walnuts perhaps?
arrival. Bitter-sweet sawdust, licorice, savory caramel. More vanilla, toffee, herbal
tea, and honey.
Juicy tannins and more of the same. Toffee and vanilla, mixed with a good dose
of herbal liqueur.
- This is my first wheated whiskey so I don't have anything to compare it to. Wasn't quite as complex as I would have hoped, but I'm happy I bought the bottle, I wouldn't have paid secondary for it though. I would say this is a great after dinner whiskey to go with some New York cheesecake or a rich chocolate cake. Definitely has me wanting to try more of the Weller and PVW lineup!
Sweet. Lots of rich almost what you might call "dark" caramel. Spiced baked apples. Honestly it smells delicious, like you would want to pour it over cheesecake. What else? Cinnamon. Sugar, if that makes sense.
It is what I would call quite smooth, moderately oily, coats the tongue. Not as sweet as I thought it would be, but still sweet. I think I can taste where the wheat comes instead of rye. Vanilla and almond. A slightly bitter char character comes on at the end. But wait, there's now some leather and tobacco warming up as well!
- These days it is getting harder and harder to get hold of one of these alluring Pappy Van Winkle expressions. And even if you are lucky enough to find a bottle, you must willing to reach deep in your pockets making it a very costly affair. Meanwhile, the W. L. Weller 12 Years Old is giving you close to the same experience for a fraction of the price.