Review #614. Old Weller Antique – Plumpjack NCF

Review #614 | /r/Bourbon Review #359 – Old Weller Antique, Plumpjack 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

Age: NAS

Source: Sample

Additional Info: NCF


Nose: Caramel, honey, vanilla. Faint, but sweet, melon. No presence of red hot candies. Whaaaaaat.

Taste: Medium thickness, no heat. Sweet caramel, toffee and vanilla. Cinnabon, no bitterness. Sticky honey. Almost like honey nut cheerios.

Finish: Medium length, sweet honey with some faint oak presence. Rich toffee. Absence of bitterness and red hots here is just great.

Overall: If this is what every bottle of OWA was like, I would be less judgmental of people who proclaim OWA is their “unicorn” across the internets. Still silly, but at least worth it. Anyways, this was a really great sample. Without being too wordy, this is what OWA should be like.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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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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