2023 Gold Medal – (Luxury Masters Asia)
2023 Gold Medal – (Denver International Spirits Competition)
2023 Double Gold Medal – (San Francisco World Spirits Competition)
2022 Silver Medal: World Whiskies Awards – (Whisky Magazine)
2022 Silver Medal – (International Wine & Spirits Competition)
2022 Best of Class: Wheated Bourbon – (San Francisco World Spirits Competition)
2022 Double Gold Medal – (Denver International Spirits Competition)
Our tasting notes.
The standard Weller Special Reserve is one of our favourite sipping, wheated whiskies and this 12-year-old simply builds on its stellar little brother. It’s brooding yet laid-back at 45% ABV, with oodles of layers, taking cinnamon spice, buttered barbequed corn and digestive biscuits to another level. Waves of oak soar effortlessly through a cauldron of almond milk and vanilla custard with a late twist of honey sweetness on the back palate. The finish is sweet and tempered with a distant lick of pepper spice.
In a time where it’s often Cask Strength or bust, this little piece of bourbon magic weaves wonders at 45% ABV – A timely reminder that stronger isn’t always better. Let us know what you think!