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W.L. Weller 12 Year Old

A very noble wood

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@Robert99Review by @Robert99

12th Sep 2014

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  • Nose
    23
  • Taste
    23
  • Finish
    21
  • Balance
    21
  • Overall
    88

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Usually I go for the cask strenght bourbon with big flavors, but I do enjoy mellow flavors when they are more elegant and refined. The W. L. Weller 12 yo doesn't have the boldness of a Booker for instance or of The Fighting Cock, but it has something far more rare: one of the best nutmeg flavor I have encounter in a whisky, scotches included. It is there on the nose, on the palate, on the finish and, of course, in the empty glass.

Whit it, I got a lot of mint on the nose and some chocolate milk as well as almond oil and cherry. The palate follows the nose to wich you can add some chili, some cinnamon sugar and the smell of croissant dough. The finish is not very long but pleasant and sometime peppery.

This dram will not Wow you. Instead it will charm you leaving you a bit doozing over your second or third glass. Well, you have been warned now!

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6 comments

@cherylnifer
cherylnifer commented

Not surprised on the bold nutmeg flavor in this whiskey as I have found a similar bold nutmeg and baking spice flavor in the Old Weller 107 too. Greatly enjoy both both as sippers, and my girlfriends really enjoy them used in Manhattens.

5 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

Well done, Robert. This one is hard to find.

5 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

I have a bottle of Weller Antique 107 open in my cabinet now. It's not as good as a Pappy's 12 or 15 but not bad. I've never tasted a Weller 12 or even seen one. Very rare. As for the Pappy's I manage to get my hands on one every few years due to some hard work on my part. Over the past few years, I've given up. I just don't like bourbon as much as scotch and struggling to get a bottle of Pappy's just isn't worth my time.

5 years ago 0

@GotOak91
GotOak91 commented

I've seen this bottling once but that was before knowing what I know now and of course hasn't been seen since. Ive had the W.L. Weller 107.

5 years ago 0

@Robert99
Robert99 commented

@rigmorole I have no doubt that you had to work very hard to find any Pappy's. In Canada they are like The Antique Collection of Buffalo Trace: A dram you can only dream of. Like you, I also prefer scotch to bourbon but for the spices and the price, I will go on weeks night to bourbon specially when I am in the mood for a sweet treat. So I feel you're a very lucky guy for having not only one but at least two Pappy's. Good for you!

@cherilnifer Thanks for the inside on the Old Weller 107. I would love to taste that one. By the way, my bottle, after a few weeks, is now developping some Canadian flavors, maple and orange peel. Does the 107 evolved in the same directions?

5 years ago 0

@Robert99
Robert99 commented

Just an update. After a few months, the nose and the palate add a lot of floral notes (roses and lavender) that intertwined very well with the wood spices. On the palate you can add an Earl Grey tea of great quality. On the other side, there is no chili or chocolate anymore.

5 years ago 0

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