W.L. Weller 12-year-old

Overall rating
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

Average value

€ 337.10

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93 × member ratings

529 × in collection

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

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.50 points

  1. 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

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 85 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a really great Bourbon
    • Nose
      caramelized sugar, vanilla and green apple
      Maple syrup, mint and dusty forest floor
    • Taste
      typical bourbon
      pronounced oak, coffee (with milk)
      Chocolate and spices
    • Finish
      Chocolate, mint, oak

  8. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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?
    • Taste
      arrival. Bitter-sweet sawdust, licorice, savory caramel. More vanilla, toffee, herbal
      tea, and honey.
    • Finish
      Juicy tannins and more of the same. Toffee and vanilla, mixed with a good dose
      of herbal liqueur.

  9. Brohanman scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    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!
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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!

  10. Dramlicious scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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.



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