The 2018 William Larue Weller release, part of Buffalo Trace's lauded Antique Collection series.
This was distilled in American’s winter of 2006 and bottled in fall of 2018 as a 12-year-old. It is released at 125.7 proof, 62.85%.
The Antique Collection series of whiskies are some of the most sought-after whiskies in the world, let alone bourbons, and Australian allocations are very limited.
Official tasting notes:
“Fragrant scents of caramel corn, new leather, plums, light toffee and pipe tobacco. The palate tastes of marshmallow, salted almonds, nougat, figs and dates. This whiskey finishes smooth, composed and flavourfully sweet.”
Distillation: Double Distilled; beer still and doubler
Proof off still: 130 Proof
Barrel: New, White Oak; #4 Char; Charred for 55 seconds
Barrel maker: Independent Stave; Lebanon KY
Barrel entry proof: 114 proof
Barrel size: 53 liquid gallons; 66.25 Original Proof Gallons
Warehouse: Warehouses C, I, K, L, M and Q.
Floor: 2nd, third, fourth and fith.
Evaporation loss: 56.9% of the original whiskey lost to evaporation
Barrel selection: 149 hand-picked barrels
Product Age: 12 years and 6 months old at bottling
Tasting comment: “Dried fruit, fig, caramelised vanilla.”
- Buffalo Trace