Review #616. Old Weller Antique – Bourbon Chasers

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.

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Distiller: Buffalo Trace

Bottler: Buffalo Trace

ABV: 53.5% ABV

Age: NAS

Mashbill: Wheated

Source: Sample

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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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Rank: 4

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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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