Review #895 – Old Weller Antique, NCF Annapolis Whisky Society Selection

Review #895 | /r/Bourbon Review #469 – Old Weller Antique, Annapolis Whiskey Society Selection

The Schtick: This is a private selection of Old Weller Antique. It is non-chill filtered. It was selected by the Annapolis Whiskey Society

Distiller: Buffalo Trace

Bottler: Buffalo Trace

ABV: 53.5% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Honey, tobacco, sweet cream. Corn syrup, toffee, tobacco, some rich pepper. Some ethanol and some peanut brittle. Not at all funky, leaning towards sweet.

Taste: Medium to thick mouth feel. No real heat. Sweet honey, light fruits, toffee. Diminished cinnamon compared to most OWA, with tobacco, pepper, and light earthiness.

Finish: Long, rich, not a lot of heat here either. Lots of sweet dessert-y notes like waffle cone, caramel, vanilla cream and some pepper and oak. The oak presence helps offset the sweets without dipping into the red hots cinnamon territory that I don’t enjoy in OWA.

Overall: This is really a very nice selection. I put this up there with a Plumpjack pick I had many months ago. This accentuates the things I enjoy about OWA selections and suppresses the things that make me dislike OWA in general.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

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