W.L. Weller Special Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 12 year old
Colour: The deep bronze colour beautifully reflects the light. Nose: Perfect purity; the initial nosing pass finds fully nature aromas of lanolin, almond oil, and creamed corn -- in the middle stage sniffings, following several minutes of air contact, a toasty oaky/vanilla perfume takes the aromatic helm -- the fourth and last whiff highlights the oily grainy quality that's firm and pungent -- a high-spirited, lusciously toasty, and animated bouquet that has top-notch Bourbon written all over it. Taste: The dry, complex, and toasty palate entry is reminiscent of the Centennial 10 Year Old's grand entry -- the mid-palate flavour profile is heavily wheated (like Wheat Thins crackers), oily, layer, moderately sweet, and sap-like. Finish: The finish is long, sweet, oaky, and intensely grainy.