Well, I cracked that sucker. First I smelled it. Actually several times as to make sure I smelled what I thought I smelled. No pull back here, this stuff is amazing. Second was a smell test in the glass. Wonderful! Third was a taste test. Smooth, tasty with no burn or creeping cringe. This bourbon is made to be consumed neat, and that's what I was looking for. My rookie bourbon opinion gives 12 year Weller a top shelf rating. Blows the Reserve out of the water.

I will now buy several bottles, for what you gentlemen call the bunker.