W L Weller Antique Bourbon

W L Weller AntiqueWe made our annual pilgrimage to the Buffalo Trace Distillery where we bought a barrel of W L Weller Antique bourbon.  This is usually a product of several barrels blended to the master distiller’s specifications.  What sets this particular purchase of ours apart is that the Weller Antique on our shelves is from a single barrel.  Even though this is a wheated bourbon there is significant pepper on the nose with hints of cloves, cinnamon, caramel, vanilla and oak.  Those aromas carry over to the palate.  It starts off a little sweet with some heat and finishes dry.  At around $20 it is a tremendous value.