William Larue Weller

Born in 1825, William Larue Weller was one of the early whiskey pioneers in Kentucky. After serving with the Louisville Brigade in the 1840's, Weller returned to Louisville to open his wholesale liquor business. Weller developed his original bourbon recipe with wheat, rather than rye in the mash bill. Wheat is a soft grain providing his bourbon with a mild, gentle and smooth taste.
Weller is reported to have used the slogan "Honest Whiskey at an Honest Price." He spent his lifetime educating consumers about the differences in his bourbon. William Larue Weller's wheated bourbon became so popular, that Weller was forced to put a green thumbprint on barrels to ensure that customers were receiving the real deal.
Pappy Van Winkle eventually merged Weller's namesake company with the A. Ph. Stitzel Distillery to form the Stitzel-Weller Distillery.
The legacy of William Larue Weller continues to be honored today with award-winning wheated bourbons such as Weller 12 Year, Weller Special Reserve and Weller 107 Antique.

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William Larue Weller 128.2prf Antique Kentucky Bourbon
" Appearance: Mahogany  Nose: Dense and fruitcakey, there’s lots to smell here: prunes, candied nuts, dark caramel, and dates. But there’s also something a bit floral – rose and violet, maybe a bit of tomato leaf, like a greenhouse in full, wet bloom. There’s also definitely an ethanol burn,
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William Larue Weller 'Limited Edition' 134.6 prf 750ml
Nose: Baked cinnamon, vanilla, and hints of orange citrus notes. In comparing the Weller 12 to this year’s BTAC release, the Weller 12 has a lighter, fruitier nose.  Taste: Earthy and rich with less fruit in than the nose would indicate. A quick flash of hard candy sweetness then a hint of fruits

William L Weller Special Collection Barrel Prf
" William Larue Weller an amazing 96 points! A great bourbon from Buffalo Trace's Antique Collection. This dram has a mahogany-like color. Nose (90): powerful. corn, vanilla, banana, smashed fruits, vanilla.  Taste (94): light, oily, powerful. corn, some honey, floral, vanilla, wood, strawberry,

Weller Antique 136.2prf 750ml 'William Larue'
" William Larue Weller is the Antique Collection’s uncut, unfiltered, wheated recipe bourbon. The previous edition was named the “Second Finest Whisky in the World” in Jim Murray’s 2013 Whisky Bible. The 2013 offering was distilled in the spring of 2001 and aged on the third and fourth floors of

William Larue Weller 135.4prf 12yr 750ml
" Appearance: Mahogany  Nose: Dense and fruitcakey, there’s lots to smell here: prunes, candied nuts, dark caramel, and dates. But there’s also something a bit floral – rose and violet, maybe a bit of tomato leaf, like a greenhouse in full, wet bloom. There’s also definitely an ethanol burn,