Old Weller 107 (early 1970s)
Added on Thursday, Sep 3, 2015 at 06:05 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 7 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 53.50 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Bottle dates from early 1970s. Stitzel-Weller distillate.
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Spice, with some butternut squash.
P: Good spicey bourbon action, seems like a wheater.
F: Lots of sugar and pumpernickel. Builds up! 
For years, I've been yelling at people who claim they can blindly identify Stitzel-Weller whiskeys. But this one came along randomly in a blind tasting, and I was certain that's what it was. The profile is just unmistakeable. Rich, deep, good stuff, the way they don't make it anymore.

My main objection here is that there are a few rough edges of youth, some alcohol-y edges in the finish that extra aging would likely smooth away. I'd guess these barrels were sourced from higher up in the rickhouses, because there's a lot of wood on here for just 7 years old. Which is great, because as a whole it's so damn good that the few low points don't matter. A/A- 
Wheated high proof bourbon.  Corn syrup, cedar wood, steamed sweet corn and vanilla. B+/B 

The nose is caramel, corn and oak.  The palate is this sweet but rich liquid caramel and it finishes with honey.


This one really shows everything great about Stitzel-Weller.  It's soft and sweet and amazingly drinkable. 

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