W.L. Weller Special Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon 1 Liter

About This Item

W.L. Weller Special Reserve is a fantastic entry-level bourbon that is both easy to drink and easy on the wallet. It’s easily one of the best bourbons in its class and a great place for new bourbon drinkers to start. It’s sweet palate and minor burn make it very accessible to anyone.


W.L. Weller Special Reserve is a fantastic entry-level bourbon that is both easy to drink and easy on the wallet. It’s easily one of the best bourbons in its class and a great place for new bourbon drinkers to start. It’s sweet palate and minor burn make it very accessible to anyone.

Tasting Notes:

Nose:The alcohol hits you first. It’s not overkill but a bit surprising for a 90 proofer. It has hints of apple, caramel, honey and a dab of vanilla. A light oak aroma also mixes in. An overall sweetness envelopes the whole package.

Palate:The wheat grain makes this bourbon sweet and a very pleasant sip. The vanilla and caramels really come through more as they hit the tongue. It’s not a very complex sip, but at least a pleasant one.

Finish: Although it starts sweet, it finishes with some amount of bite. The oak comes through during the finish and provides a bit of warmth to the sip. The bite doesn’t last long and acts as more of a finisher than a deal breaker. On some sips the alcohol does reveal itself quite a bit during the finish. Otherwise, the sweet honeysuckle finishes off the sip nicely.

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