Old Weller Original 107 (1970s)
Added on Thursday, Dec 29, 2011 at 06:03 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 7 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 53.50 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
The Old Weller Original was distilled at Stitzel Weller.  Eventually the name of this expression was changed to Old Weller Antique.  This bottle is circa 1979.
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 

The nose has really nice caramel and toffee with a very light citrus note underneath.  The palate has intense vanilla, caramel and candy flavors followed by a musty note, like old dusty boxes in the attic. It trails off with some citrus/creamsicle.  It has a satisfyingly chewy mouthfeel and even a slight puckering contest.  The finish is almost Cognac like in its sweetness.  The whisky manages to be both sweet and rich at the same time.

 

This is a really great, very classic Stitzel-Weller.  Grab it if you find it. 

Fuji
 

Noses of wood furniture, toffee, black tea and sweet grapes/raisins. It has some stuff that I don't normally get out of bourbon. There's tartness in the background that brings tangerines and kumquats to mind. On the palate there's a spice attack up front which changes into sweetness of dark fruity jams. It gets slightly bitter after the sweetness with lots of tobacco and black coffee grinds. The lingering finish is chewy. Lots of black licorice bitter sweetness.

 

There's definitely a lot going on here. I can't believe I passed on a bottle when I saw it on shelves. A/A-

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