Old Weller Antique 107 — Review

My bottle of Weller Antique 107. Good stuff! A must buy.
My bottle of Weller Antique 107. Good stuff! A must buy.

Overview:

Old Weller Antique is one of the sweetest smelling bourbons on the market.  And believe it or not, I actually like it more than its brothers Weller 12 and Weller Reserve.  I think it’s the best of the three.

Company Specs:

A wheated bourbon with a full-bodied flavor and a balanced palette. Old Weller Antique is bottled at 107 proof, offering a complex taste and bold finish. It’s certainly a recognizable member of the Weller label, with its own unique characteristics to compliment the high proof.

Sweet and unusual floral notes and coupled with vanilla. The taste is very well balanced with sweet fruit notes, strong vanilla undertone and sharp spicy tones, with a cinnamon finish.

Taste Rating: B+

For me, the Weller family has a very sweet and alluring smell and taste initially, but then there is a strong bite.  Not in a bad way.  But it’s a bit sharper than other Buffalo Trace bourbons, e.g. Elmer T. Lee, Rock Hill Farms.  I really like Weller Antique 107.

Value Rating: A

I think I picked up a bottle for around $30.  Maybe less.  It’s totally worth it.  A must buy at that price point.

Overall Rating: A-

A really quality bourbon for a great price.  Many love to drink it neat or on the rocks, but I prefer it in a manhattan.  A great every day bourbon.


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