W.L. Weller 12 Year Old Bourbon (750ml) (one bottle limit)
A “wheated” bourbon, meaning that it doesn’t have the spicy rye notes found in a more traditional “ryed” bourbon. A pleasantly sweet, easy-going, well-balanced experience. Creamy vanilla, caramel, candied corn, and ripe berried fruit , along with more subtle notes of glazed orange, cocoa powder, and wood shavings. If I were going to ease a new bourbon drinker into the category, I might pick this one.
"From its deep, bronze color to its initial aromas of lanolin, almond oil, and creamed corn, this tipple delights! A second sniff highlights the oily grainy quality that's firm and pungent, this one's a high-spirited, lusciously toasty, and animated bouquet that has top-notch bourbon written all over it. The dry, complex, and toasty palate entry is reminiscent of the Centennial 10 Year Old's. The mid-palate flavor profile is heavily wheated (like Wheat Thins crackers), oily, layered, moderately sweet and sap-like. The finish is long, sweet, oaky, and intensely grainy; follows in the footprints of the legendary Centennial and delivers the goods, all for an unbelievable price." (Paul Pacult, The Spirit Journal)