For BourbonBlog.com‘s Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2010 tasting notes, we begin with the William Larue Weller, which is an uncut, unfiltered wheat recipe bourbon. Last year’s 2009 edition was named the best bourbon in the world by F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal.
As one of the few wheated Bourbons in the world, we find the 2010 William Larue Weller a boldy refined flavor with serious depth. We enjoy the intense heat at 126.6 proof, but recommend adding a few drops of water if you want to open up and experience the layers. Here is our review…
Bourbon: William Larue Weller 2010
Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, Kentucky
Age: 12 years, 3 months. It was distilled in the summer of 1998 and aged on the fourth and ninth floors of Warehouses I and P.
Proof: 126.6 Proof, 63.3% ABV
Color: Medium Amber
Nose: Warming with a strong alcohol prevalence, wheat characteristics, tobacco, medium oak expression.
Taste: Alcohol expressed all over the tongue, and takes the palette on quite a journey from a start with dry and bold wheat to sweeter notes including maple, vanilla and a strong presence of Caramel corn.
Finish: Lingering with surprises of sweet caramel and toffee notes .
Bourbon review by Tom Fischer of BourbonBlog.com