Weller Full Proof Bourbon was developed his original bourbon recipe with wheat, rather than rye. Bottled at the same 114 proof in which it was entered into the barrel, this non-chill filtered wheated bourbon forgoes chill filtration to preserve all the naturally occurring residual oils and flavors that occur during the distillation and aging process (potentially making it appear cloudy at cold temperatures). This bourbon balances a rich mouthfeel, with robust notes of vanilla and oak. A whiskey that satisfies the demand of the non-chill filtered whiskey enthusiasts, honoring the man who made wheated bourbon legendary.
In June 2019, Buffalo Trace launched Weller Full Proof. Its “Full Proof” moniker doesn’t mean it’s bottled at barrel proof, but instead that it is bottled at the same 114 proof that the original distillate was entered into the barrel at. Weller Full Proof joins the Weller family of products that include Weller Special Reserve, Weller Antique 107, Weller 12 Year, Weller C.Y.P.B., and Weller Single Barrel. William Larue Weller is also considered part of the Weller family, but is barrel proof and sports a different bottle and label design because it is released as part of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. Weller Full Proof will be released annually with a targeted summer release window.
Nose: Baked apples and vanilla are showcased on the nose, along with fiery cinnamon.
Palate: The palate offers vanilla bean, baking spices, sour cherries, and cassia bark.
Finish: The finish turns to the drier and more medicinal side, with spearmint, tannic oak, leather, and milk chocolate truffles. Quite sippable despite the high proof, with a pleasantly lengthy finish.
Buffalo Trace Distillery is a distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, that is owned by the Sazerac Company. It has historically been known by several names, including the George T. Stagg Distillery and the Old Fire Copper Distillery.