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  1. #1
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    Aug 2002

    BOTM 4/07: William Larue Weller

    Spring has finally sprung, and in the spirit (pun intended) of renewal we will be taking a look at some relatively new and innovative bourbons that have recently come to market. This month's choice is: William Larue Weller barrel-proof wheated bourbon.

    With high-proof bottlings en-vogue, it was only logical that Buffalo Trace would expand on their success with George T Stagg by releasing a high-octane wheater. In only two years it has become a real crowd pleaser here in Bourbon Country. Those with excessive chest hair will enjoy this one straight up, while others will find it pairs well with a splash of water or cube of ice. It even makes a good bourbon sour

    Discussion is open to all releases of this product. Comparisons to other Weller expressions are welcome and expected.

    Sound off

  2. #2
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    Sep 2006
    Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

    Re: BOTM 4/07: William Larue Weller

    I have been looking for a reason to open my '06.....and I think I just found it!

    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Lisbon Wi.

    Wink Re: BOTM 4/07: William Larue Weller

    Hello all! I have been lurking in forum awhile, and have learned much, and enjoyed all the posts.
    BOTM of WLW was a great reason to make a 1st post.
    Have enjoyed W.L. Weller Special Reserve for 20+ years, as well as 107.
    Am going to buy a bottle of William Larue Weller tomorrow at Discount Liquor in Waukesha, Wi. I noticed 4 on thier shelf last Sat., but purchased W.T. Rye, and 2Rittehouse Rye B.I.B.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Northwest of Peoria

    Re: BOTM 4/07: William Larue Weller

    After reading this thread I decided to pull my open bottle of '05 from the cabinet. This time I added a dribble of water. Which does seem to open it up a bit. It still lacks that "pecan pie" taste I find in Antique. It is there but it's muted by the wood.

    I really wish I had bought some of the '06.

  5. #5
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    Dec 2006
    Wash DC Metro

    Re: BOTM 4/07: William Larue Weller

    I've enjoyed the WLW '06 release over the last year very much. I'm not sure the Weller has put hair on my chest but I believe the hair in my ears is from old age and not bourbon.....I could be wrong.

    I have two bottles of WLW bunkered plus the current open bottle I'm nursing. Hindsight being 20/20, I can only hope the '07 release is as over the top good as '06 was....that being the case, I plan on stocking up.
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  6. #6
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Fulton, Missouri

    Re: BOTM 4/07: William Larue Weller

    I have been a fan of Weller products since I have started drinking bourbon. The Weller 12yr and Centennial are two of my favorites. The WLW 06 is the cream of the crop, the icing on the cake and my #1 favorite bourbon period.


  7. #7

    Re: BOTM 4/07: William Larue Weller

    Quote Originally Posted by mech82000 View Post
    ...Am going to buy a bottle of William Larue Weller tomorrow at Discount Liquor in Waukesha, Wi. I noticed 4 on thier shelf last Sat...
    Well, if this doesn't show how little effect we have on moving sales, then we're immune to modesty. I'm sitting here with the '06 Larue info sheet in front of me, and I can't for the life of me figure out how there can be more than 3,000 bottles, even if they rinsed every last drop out of the barrels -- or, one bottle for each 2 millions souls on earth.
    Yet here we are, 5-6 months after release, discussion, chatter and rhapsodizing about it here -- and there are still bottles left on shelves!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Northern Kentucky

    Re: BOTM 4/07: William Larue Weller

    The WLW was (IMHO) the best of the (comparatively weak) 2005 BTAC bourbons. The 2006 BTAC was much stronger throughout but the WLW has held its own and is simply outstanding.

    Oh, that I could get more....
    John B

    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2006

    Re: BOTM 4/07: William Larue Weller

    I've never had this one, but now I'm tempted. Any thoughts?

    To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Chicago SW 'burbs

    Re: BOTM 4/07: William Larue Weller

    The '06 is outstanding, and the '05 was good as well, but I'll give the nod to the '06. I have one bottle of '06 in reserve, which will wait until the next BTAC release unless temptation wins. Sadly, my first bottle went empty a while ago, but it sure was nice while it lasted!

    Regardless of whether or not it's S-W (and I believe it isn't, based on the fact sheet), it's one mighty fine whiskey.
    Oh no! You have walked into the slavering fangs of a lurking grue!



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