Review #612 | /r/Bourbon Review #358 – Old Weller Antique, Kentucky Bourbon Festival Selection
The Schtick: This is a well proofed wheater released from Buffalo Trace. It is a NAS product using the wheated mashbill. Old Weller Antique used to be a common, easily available and affordable product, but has recently been struck by the halo effect generated by Buffalo Trace’s other, higher tier products.
Distiller: Buffalo Trace
Bottler: Buffalo Trace
ABV: 53.5% ABV
Nose: Honey, cinnamon, confectioners sugar. Faintly spicy pepper, some melon.
Taste: Medium, some heat. Sweet oak, lots of pepper. Red hots are real here. Very dry.
Finish: Short, hot. Dry and spicy. Papery and loaded with allspice and cinnamon / red hot candies.
Overall: This was hot and not terribly full of character that I find enjoyable.
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