Lately we’ve been talking a lot about these Weller Pants on Twitter and Facebook. So, we thought we’d talk about them here as well! These awesome (and cute) little holiday pants contain the Weller Special Reserve and Weller Antique. These two bottles will be the subjects of our blog this week!
First, as always, we would talk a bit about the distillery. Having some background is always a great way to enter the topic of any product. However, we have already talked about this one! W.L. Weller is a brand of wheated bourbon whiskey, currently produced at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. Our blog on Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection—Infrared went through their history, and you are welcome to read about that here.
What sets Weller apart right off the bat is its initial components. Like other bourbons, it is distilled from a mash of at least 51% corn, but the secondary grain is wheat, most bourbons use rye.
Now, let’s get to the review. The W.L. Weller Special Reserve nose is strong, the first wave is definitely that of alcohol. However, if you stick around for just another second, it is sweet, with notes of apple, honey, and vanilla—a beautiful combination. The palate is where the wheat really makes a difference, as one can expect. The vanilla sticks around and now we can taste caramel. The taste is smooth and has a nice finish.
Next is the Weller Antique. First we’ll talk about the nose, as always. Our first whiff is that of spice, lots of spice. You can tell that this will be a warm one. The layers come across as nutmeg, cinnamon, and deeper is vanilla as well as butterscotch. The palate feels a bit light and thin at first. Which was incredibly surprising, given the impression it made through the nose. However, the finish is larger than life and even better with a second sip. The flavor, again, is sweet due to that wheat as opposed to rye, but the taste of the alcohol is strong enough to remind you it is definitely a Weller bourbon.
Both of these bottles are an absolute must have for any whiskey bourbon enthusiast. The bottles are available for purchase at your favorite local Payless, and you can reserve your Weller Pants today for the perfect holiday gift! (It can be a gift for yourself 🙂 )