“Never cry over spilt milk. It could’ve been whiskey.”
This whiskey Wednesday, I am toasting to W.L. Weller 12 year bourbon. This is my favorite bourbon in the W.L. Weller line up of products and is under the Buffalo Trace Distillery family.
W.L. Weller 12 year is considered to be “the poor man’s Pappy” because it is the same recipe as the famed bourbon Pappy Van Winkle. The difference lies in the warehouse location of these barrels for the aging process. W.L. Weller 12 year doesn’t get those chosen “sweet spots”. Side note, if you happen to be at your local liquor store and see a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle on the shelf, be sure to buy it and send it my way.
Smell: Sweet Vanilla with some Almond notes
Taste: Wheated, Toasted Oak – also very simple to the smell flavors
Finish: Long & Smooth like standing in the middle of an Oak Forrest on fire.
W.L. Weller 12 year does not have a fancy bottle, so it will be passed over by most unassuming drinkers who will go for the “fancy” bottle or more well known brands. Good news, that’s more available for us! If you see someone in the whiskey isle picking up a bottle of this, you can give them the nod of approval as you pass by to pick up your own bottle of W.L. Weller 12 year.
Price is roughly $25 a bottle which is a huge value for this bourbon. W.L. Weller 12 year seems like it should be a higher price, but I’m not complaining. I recommend buying a bottle and taking it home to enjoy. I’ve seen it on menus at restaurants for $15-$18 a glass. Knowing the price of a bottle, this is not worth my hard earned dollars! I can buy an entire bottle of W.L. Weller 12 year for a little more than that!
As more people learn of this magical jem, the harder it will be to find W.L. Weller 12 year. Depending on where you live, it could go either way to find a bottle. If you see a bottle, buy it, try it out and then send me a note on here thanking me for introducing you to your new best friend… W.L. Weller 12 year.