About W.L. Weller 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Crafted at the Buffalo Trace distillery, W.L. Weller is a wheated bourbon brand. Beloved by its numerous fans, it’s made in homage to one of bourbon’s original aristocrats. The 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon continues to be crafted using Weller’s wheated bourbon recipe. Aged for a minimum of 12 years, the spirit features an expertly-balanced classic bourbon profile. It has garnered several of the most prestigious awards, including a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
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About W.L. Weller
After serving in the Louisville Brigade during the Mexican-American war, William Larue Weller returned home to his native Kentucky. His family had helped settle Kentucky in the late 18th century, and his grandfather, Daniel Weller, purchased a distillery in Nelson County in 1800. (When Daniel Weller died, his estate was inventoried and was said to contain three whiskey barrels, two stills, one mash kettle, and numerous dry kegs.)
Upon his return to Kentucky following the war, W. L. Weller joined the family business and began working at his grandfather’s distillery. Weller had a sharp palate and a keen sense for business and in 1849, he introduced the first bourbon ever that used wheat as its secondary grain instead of rye. Wheated bourbons (including Pappy Van Winkle and Larceny Bourbon, which eventually imitated W. L. Weller’s mashbill) have a softer and more gentle flavor profile as compared to bourbons that use rye as their secondary grain and have a slightly sweeter taste. Weller’s bourbon was incredibly popular in antebellum America and ultimately forced him to place a green thumbprint on his invoices and barrels as a certificate of authenticity.
There are not many things more American than bourbon, and although most of it is produced in Kentucky, it can be produced all over the USA.
It must be made with at least 51% corn and bottled at 40% ABV or higher. So why not give this American classic a try?