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
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.
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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