Review #349 – William Larue Weller (2015)
Whiskey Network Review #349 | /r/Bourbon Review #194 -William Larue Weller (2015) , 134.6pf | 67.3% ABV
Recently, a monster storm rolled in. I took off early from work in the afternoon to be home and enjoy the falling snow and decided it was the perfect afternoon to uncork some of the bigger guns I’ve been meaning to review. Snowed in, nowhere to have to go…it was the perfect recipe. Let’s dive in!
Snow Day Series: Dram 4 – William Larue Weller 2015
Distiller: Buffalo Trace
Mash: BT Wheated Mashbill
ABV: 134.6pf | 67.3% ABV
Source: /r/scotchswap sample
Nose: Sweet cotton candy. Toffee, caramel, pepper, vanilla and a hint of clove. Definitely less fruity than the 2016 and a little more peppery. The ethanol is very aggressive here also.
Taste: Sweet buttery toffee. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Peppers, some clove, a whole bunch of creamy icing. The proof here is a bit on the hot side, but still not punishing. Less tame than the 2016, though.
Finish: Long, rich and layered. Nice and sweet with some good peppery balance. Really quite nice.
Overall: This is a phenomenal product. It’s not as balanced or complex as the 2016 release but that is a far cry from making this a bad product. I love the notes here and this stands to be the only wheater that I really enjoy to this level. I’m giving this a Rank 8. Still a wonderful dram.
Thanks for reading!