Weller is Buffalo Trace Distillery’s fabulous line of award-winning wheated bourbon whiskeys. With seven wheated bourbons in this stable, which one is the best, and how do they rank? To determine the rankings, The People's Bourbon Review averaged the ratings of 6-7 different high-profile bourbon experts to determine the results. Let’s find out the rankings.
The Original Wheated Bourbon Whiskey, 90 proof W.L. Weller Special Reserve, holds its own with a sweet nose and the presence of caramel. Tasting notes of honey, butterscotch, and a soft woodiness. It's smooth, delicate, and calm. Features a smooth finish with a sweet honeysuckle flair.
What does C.Y.P.B. represent? "Craft Your Perfect Bourbon." Bottled at 95 proof, C.Y.P.B. has a nose of vanilla, dark cherries, and caramel. On the palate, there is a balance of caramel and toasted oak. The finish is long, with notes of crème brûlée and chocolate.
W.L. Weller Antique 107 is one of the more unique bourbons in the lineup. This 107-proof wheated bourbon is sweet and unusual floral notes coupled with vanilla. The taste is balanced with sweet fruit notes, a strong vanilla undertone, sharp, spicy tones, and a cinnamon finish.
At 90 proof and aged 12 years, W.L. Weller 12 Year has aromas of lanolin, almond, creamed corn, and toasty vanilla. The mid-palate flavor is heavily wheated, layered, and moderately sweet. Long, oaky, and intensely smooth finish.
This 114-proof Weller Full Proof features a light aroma with citrus and oak on the nose. The palate is well-rounded and balanced, with a medium-long finish and hints of vanilla.
Single barrels can vary widely, but this 97-proof line seems pretty consistent. Weller Single Barrel has a nose of cherry and mint, fading to vanilla. Caramel and baking spices with hints of cocoa explode on the palate, with a finish of cinnamon, coffee, and a touch of pepper.
You knew which bourbon would be number one, didn't you? William Larue Well has fragrant scents of caramel corn, new leather, plums, light toffee, and pipe tobacco. It also features a palate with tastes of marshmallows, salted almonds, nougat, figs, and dates. This whiskey finishes smooth, composed, and flavorfully sweet.