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Old Weller Antique 107 Brand

Little Brother

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@OdysseusUnboundReview by @OdysseusUnbound

23rd Feb 2019

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  • Nose
    22
  • Taste
    23
  • Finish
    23
  • Balance
    23
  • Overall
    91

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I've seen this bourbon referred to as the Weller 12's "little brother", so I was skeptical about it at first. I have a bottle of Weller 12 that's still over 3/4 full after about a year since I really don't care for it. But some wise people here convinced me to try OWA 107 and I'm glad they did. I believe this wheater is 7 years old, though the bottle bears no age statement.

Tasting notes

  • Nose (undiluted): toffee, floral vanilla, oak spices, icing sugar
  • Palate (undiluted): rich and oily mouthfeel, very little “burning” despite the 53.5% abv, sugar cookies with vanilla icing, cherries, Macintosh apples with cinnamon
  • Finish: long and warming, salted caramel, toasted oak, and a bit of Barrel char.

Water mutes the toffee and apple notes a bit, but brings out the barrel char and a slight waxiness. Good both ways, but water is not needed. I preferred it neat. The texture of this whiskey is fantastic. I enjoyed it so much that I purchased 2 backup bottles and I am actively seeking more. It's perfectly balanced; its flavours are flawlessly integrated. Awesome stuff. Little brother has outdone his older sibling.

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4 comments

@boatracer
boatracer commented

I always aim to have a couple of these on hand. I see another 100 showed up online at the LCBO. Wonder if any will make it to stores. Either way I have 2 to get me through.

6 months ago 0

@OdysseusUnbound
OdysseusUnbound commented

@boatracer And the LCBO App/Website is “unable to process orders”.....yet there are now only 83 available online.

6 months ago 0

@casualtorture
casualtorture commented

I also get apples and cinnamon. I really didn't care for my bottle of this as much as most people seem to. I think I gave it an 84 and looking back that might have even been generous. Maybe because I had high expectations and was disappointed? In any case, I wouldn't seek this out when another batch makes it's way to Nashville. I also heard a rumor that they are increasing the price this year.

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@OdysseusUnbound
OdysseusUnbound commented

@casualtorture That was my experience with the Weller 12; I heard great things about it and it’s been a real letdown.

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