Weller Full Proof Bourbon Set To Debut This June

| March 29, 2019

For fans of W.L. Weller Bourbon from Kentucky’s Buffalo Trace, let it be known that you may now officially rejoice. What started as a possible bottling of a new Weller variant based upon information from a label appearing in a public TTB database has now been confirmed by the distillery, and we are happy to tell you Weller Full Proof Bourbon will be arriving in June.

Weller Full Proof Bourbon, according to those behind it, will be 114 proof and also non-chill filtered. This American whiskey forgoes the chill filtration process “to preserve all the naturally occurring residual oils and flavors, but this whiskey can potentially appear cloudy when cold.”

Weller Full Proof Bourbon

Weller Full Proof Bourbon (image via Buffalo Trace)

“We expect fans of Weller will be excited about this new offering,” said Kris Comstock, senior marketing director at Buffalo Trace, in a prepared statement. “Bourbon drinkers are asking us for high proof and non-chill filtered bourbon more and more. Bar owners and liquor stores who have selected barrels of Weller over the years will regularly request their bourbon to be non-chill filtered. It will be nice to offer Weller Full Proof as an option.”

As it stands now Weller Full Proof will price for around $50 per 750 ml bottle, and it will be released once per year in limited quantities.  The packaging will contain a cork stopper, like the Weller Craft Your Perfect Bourbon released last year. Limited official tasting notes for it suggest “a nose of vanilla, dark cherries and caramel.  On the palate, there is a balance of caramel and toasted oak.  The finish is said to be long, with notes of crème brulee and chocolate.”


Nino Kilgore-Marchetti

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