Old Weller Antique (1789b #10)
Added on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 10:12 AM
  Bottler: Buffalo Trace
  Age: N/A 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

Nose: Lots of wood, some pine notes, a bit of a fragrant soapy note. Water opens the nose up with some fruit, apple and pear notes.

Palate: Syrupy mounthfeel, light sweetness with mint notes, some cinnamon, water gives it a fruit brandy note that's quite different from what it has neat.


Finish: Really nice finish with sweet, spice and some orange notes.


Overall:This has a fair amount of complexity with some layering of flavors and water brings a whole new dimension.


Nicely done, and my favorite of the 1789b Old Weller bottlings so far.


N: Dark fruit initially with a little spicy rush behind it. Some light caramel and oranges. A little earthines and some clay. A little tobacco and chocolate.


P: Oranges upfront; a little caramel. Some building heat. Average sweetness initially but it builds with a little time.


F: Warm but the heat recedes; black cherry top note, almost bubblegummy. Black tea at the back end.


Nice complexity on the nose; straightforward palate and some nice tannins on the finish.


I've noticed this one can seem unapproachably woody at times; it also benefits tremendously from some air and time in the bottle.

Pairs nicely with cigars, if you're into that sort of thing.  

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