William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 2016 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! This wheated bourbon is perennially one of my favorites from the Antique Collection. According to the brand literature, this year's William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon seems to have a bit in common with the 2014 edition in terms of where the barrels … Continue reading William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 2016 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

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William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 2013 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! For more interesting, dare I say titillating info on William Larue Weller, please check out my review of the 2011 Antique Collection release or  my review of the W.L. Weller 12 Year Old. The lone representative of the wheated style of bourbon (that generally … Continue reading William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 2013 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

W.L. Weller 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

William LaRue Weller's story is perhaps a somewhat typical one of successful men and women of the American 1800's. There's war, there's tragedy, there's family, there's dogged perseverance, and there's whiskey. Weller was pretty much born into bourbon making. His grandfather, Daniel, was operating a distillery close to Bardstown, KY as early as 1800. His … Continue reading W.L. Weller 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky – Review

The Maker's Mark story goes that while experimenting with recipes for their whisky, the Samuels family made a lot of bread. The bread kind of bread, not the money kind of bread. They've made a lot of the money kind of bread as well, but that came later, first they made a lot of the … Continue reading Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky – Review

W. L. Weller 7 year old Special Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Being a big fan of wheated whiskies, it's probably only a matter of time before I taste my way through all that I can find.  William Larue Weller ("Bill" to his golfing buddies and accountant) was the first distiller to create a straight wheated bourbon, replacing the rye in his mash with wheat. He did … Continue reading W. L. Weller 7 year old Special Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Bernheim Original Kentucky Wheated Whiskey – Review

I have no idea which grain they're talking about when people sing "amber waves of grain."  It could be wheat, I guess...or barley...oats, maybe.  Hell, if you leave corn sit around long enough, it'll probably turn a nice golden brown.  What do I know, I'm no farmer.  I've also never had a chance to sit … Continue reading Bernheim Original Kentucky Wheated Whiskey – Review