Thursday, February 5, 2009
WL WELLER 12YR 90PR
W L Weller was the first to offer a bourbon with wheat as the flavor grain instead of rye-- an innovation that has been imitated repeatedly.
This whiskey has conflated its grainy aromas into a close equilibrium with oak and unique fruit tones. The initial nosing finds pecan, almond oil, and caramel corn that show remnants of toasted oak with vanilla, moving with oily grains that are fixed, malty and pungent.
The taste is dry, complex, and toasty revealing cocoa dust, and soft spices (grated nutmeg, cumin, cinnamon). The mid-palate flavor is wheat, cedar, and nuts that are layered, moderately sweet, and held together in a soft texture while still being big in flavor.
There is a tartness, and heat that briskly leads to a long finish with smoky oak and intense grain.
The thing that is hard to believe about this is that you can usually find it for under $20 buck! Which make it not only fantastic to drink, but a hell of a deal..
Enjoy this Bourbon as perfect match with food,
or in classic drink, like:
1 1/2 oz bourbon
1/2 oz dry vermouth
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
Shake & strain
Serve in a cocktail glass
Black Hawk Cocktail
1 1/4 oz sloe gin
1 1/4 oz bourbon
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain
Serve in a cocktail glass (Add cherry)
Here are a few, i will try to get some pictures later...