Old Weller Antique (1789b #9)
Added on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 11:34 AM
  Bottler: Buffalo Trace
  Age: 7 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 53.50 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Bottled for 1789b.
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 

Nose: Candy notes, butterscotch, strong alcohol notes

 

Palate: Lots of mint up front, some acid notes, caramel and toffee later in the palate, a few chewy wood notes mixed in there as well and some candy (I'm going to say grape tootsie pops).

 

Finish: light candy notes

 

I liked this one but wasn't bowled over by it, but I'm in the minority of those I've known who have tasted it, many of whom absolutely love it.

 
Tim
 

N: A little sharp on the nose. Some orange, light earthiness, clay and marshmallow; wood and a touch of black cherry. A little vegetal sourness.

 

P: Thin initially but then heat comes in and it's off to the races with tons of cinnamon. A little black cherry, a touch of orange and a little black tea. Some light wood but mostly heat.

 

F: Black tea leads, followed closely by black cherries and a little vanilla. The heat quickly recedes. As the finish dries it gets a little more sweet on the cherry but resolves to wood.

 

The heat is a bit surprising at first. Let this settle and it's pretty good, though pretty punchy.  

 
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