Review #177. Weller 12

Whiskey Network Review #177 | /r/Bourbon Review #95: W.L. Weller 12yr, 86pf

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a ghost! No, it’s just some old wheater that’s been around forever that people are getting stupid over.


Distiller: Buffalo Trace

Bottler: Buffalo Trace

ABV: 43% ABV

Age: 12 Years

Mashbill: BT Wheated Mashbill

Source: Sample


Nose: Sweet malty maple. Almost cloyingly sweet. Fruity brown sugar, molasses and clove.

Taste: Mild and muted, sweet and fruity. Strawberries, molasses, clove and brown sugar. Silky mouth feel but wildly sweet. More than a couple ounces of this and I’m not sure how I’d be feeling with just how sweet this dram is. Must be a result of the wheated mashbill at low proof.

Finish: Short to medium. Sweet and creamy. Fruity and sweet. Did I mention how sweet it is?

Overall: In one vein, I love W12. It’s super mellow, silky, sweet and just an easy dram to enjoy. On the other hand, it’s super mellow, sweet and not that interesting. I could easily grow tired of it quickly because it’s so so sweet. I also hate that BTAC frenzy has made this bottle almost impossible to find because it just isn’t worth it.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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