Collect this W.L. Weller 12-year-old bourbon/Old Round Bottle 1.75 liter magnum.
An incredibly rare original 1.75 liter magnum bottle of WL Weller 12 year old, "The Original Wheated Bourbon." "Weller 12 is the same mash bill, age, and proof as Van Winkle Lot B... In fact, Buffalo Trace told me that the difference between the two is simply that the Van Winkle family selects barrels to be included in Van Winkle Lot B; Buffalo Trace tasters select the barrels for Weller 12." "I can vividly remember this,” says Fred Minnick, founder of Bourbon+ magazine. “I was at a bar called Jack’s Lounge, no longer in business. The bartender was Joy Perrine, an amazing, brilliant woman in the whiskey hall of fame...I said, ‘Joy, I wanna drink a really nice bourbon.’ She pulled out Weller 12 Year Old. And that’s what I drank.” This Buffalo Trace release is from prior to the 2016 rebrand of the range, which saw the "W.L." prefix dropped from the packaging. In her book But Always Fine Bourbon, Sally Van Winkle Campbell claims that Sazerac did not have the exact Weller recipe until their partnership with her brother, Julian Van Winkle III was agreed in 2002. Undoubtedly a nod of approval from the family for the modern day product.
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