Review #616 | /r/Bourbon Review #360 – Old Weller Antique, Bourbon Chasers Pick
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: Sweet toffee. Light Werther’s caramel candies. Faint red hot cinnamon candies. Overall, its nice and sweet, with a faintly warm finish, not unlike cassia.
Taste: Thin, but no heat despite the proof. Sweet caramel, surprisingly nice oak presence. Red hot cinnamon candies, faint pepper. The oak here was unexpected and nice – just enough to balance what could have been a cloyingly sweet palate. Faint plastic astringency.
Finish: Short with some heat. Caramel and confectioners sugar is here in force with a mild bitterness on the backend.
Overall: This certainly wasn’t bad, but it was thin and featured some weird astringency / bitterness.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
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