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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.
- 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.