The latest new product in the trendy Weller whiskey line from Buffalo Trace Distillery is Weller Single Barrel.
Bottled at 97 proof, Weller Single Barrel will be an annual release, starting this summer.
“Many of our Weller fans have been asking for a single barrel bourbon for quite a while, and we’ve planned for this addition for a number of years, so we’re excited to be able to make this happen,” says Joshua Steely, marketing manager, bourbon. “Our rye bourbon mash bill has a variety of options, like Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, Stagg Jr. George T. Stagg and E.H. Taylor, Jr. bourbons, so it’s nice to be able to offer some variety in our wheated bourbon mash bill as well.”
Distillery-provided tasting notes for this new expression describe Weller Single Barrel as having a nose of cherry and mint, fading to vanilla. Caramel and baking spices with hints of cocoa are on the palate, with a finish of cinnamon, coffee and a hint of pepper.
Weller Single Barrel joins the Weller lineup of Weller Special Reserve, Weller Antique 107, Weller 12 years old, Weller Full Proof, Weller Craft Your Perfect Bourbon, and William Larue Weller, which is part of the Antique Collection, released each fall.
Weller Single Barrel is available starting in June this year, in limited amounts. The packaging contains a cork stopper, like the Weller Full Proof Bourbon released last year. The suggested retail price is $49.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
The release follows recent new products from Buffalo Trace, including Old Charter Oak Chinkapin Oak, Experimental Wheat Bourbon, a Kosher whiskey series and the 18-Year-Old Colonel E.H. Taylor ‘Marriage’.