Review #628. Old Weller Antique The Last Word Golden Ticket

Review #628 | /r/Bourbon Review #366 – Old Weller Antique, The Last Word Bar Selection “Golden Ticket”

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


Nose: Waffle cone, caramel, honey, red hots and toffee

Taste: Medium mouthfeel, only some mild heat. Peppery red hots are present paired nicely with honey caramel notes. There’s some faint peanut brittle (wtf) and a bit of astringency.

Finish: Long, no heat, creme brulee dominates.

Overall: Nice, but a bit cinnamon forward. Finish makes up for brief shortcomings in the palate

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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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