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Re: WL Weller 12 year

Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:58 am

JLH3 wrote:Finally got a bottle of the 12. Looking forward to seeing how it stacks up against Lot B.

Let us know how it stacks up.
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Re: WL Weller 12 year

Unread postby Satty Beach » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:55 pm

I'd be hard pressed to find a 12 y/o whiskey with so little character. Found it thin and lacking body. Taste of raw ethanol. Love WLWSR so was expecting a treat, left dissappointed.
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Re: WL Weller 12 year

Unread postby Squire » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:35 pm

Sometimes I find Wheat whiskies a bit thin, sometimes not, never have decided if it's my taste or my preference for rye mash bills generally.
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Re: WL Weller 12 year

Unread postby JPBoston » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:37 pm

Satty Beach wrote:I'd be hard pressed to find a 12 y/o whiskey with so little character. Found it thin and lacking body. Taste of raw ethanol. Love WLWSR so was expecting a treat, left dissappointed.


I have to admit, my first pour of Weller 12yr felt thin and lacking body to me as well... Very little character. I'm going to try another pour tonight, but the real plan is to save it till I get another bottle of OWA to try the famous vatting.
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Re: WL Weller 12 year

Unread postby JPBoston » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:37 pm

Amending my statement on Weller 12 --- Had a nice full pour in a brandy snifter (my visiting mother managed to break my Glencairn crystal glass after having it for a whole 2 weeks).... I can say the Weller 12 is REALLY damn smooth, almost like a scotch. It is a bit thin, for sure, it's a shame that they couldn't get the proof to 100... but there's much more flavor to it then I remembered on my initial try. Looking forward to vatting it with OWA. :)
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Re: WL Weller 12 year

Unread postby JLH3 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:13 am

Bourbon Joe wrote:
JLH3 wrote:Finally got a bottle of the 12. Looking forward to seeing how it stacks up against Lot B.

Let us know how it stacks up.
Joe


Tried my Weller 12 tonight.

Color: Deep copper/amber
Nose: Marshmallow, caramel & banana
Taste: Butter, cinnamon, spices
Finish: Oak and butterscotch

Very good stuff. Still have to do a head to head w/ my Lot B.
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Re: WL Weller 12 year

Unread postby gauze » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:37 pm

I have a couple bottles of wlw12 I picked up in Chicago, I have not seen it in the northeast at all. I would need more time with it but I didn't think it was worth more $10 than OWA.
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Re: WL Weller 12 year

Unread postby fishnbowljoe » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:03 am

First of all, I really like wheaters.

Secondly, I will always, repeat "ALWAYS" have at least one, if not more bottles of Weller 12 on hand.

I currently have 9 bottles of one variety or another of Weller 12 in my cabinet. Private store bottlings, etc..... At one time I had about 30. Some I drank, some I shared with other bourbon lovers. Like others have stated, Weller 12 is one great (value) pour. A 12 year old bourbon that tastes pretty darn good, and costs under $30 is a no brainer to me.
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