Weller Antique 107 and Weller Special Reserve Wheated Bourbon Head to Head



Weller v Weller. I think everyone knows what order this should rank in... But will it?


 

Weller Special Reserve Company on Label: Buffalo Trace

Whiskey Type: Wheated Bourbon

Mash Bill Percentages: Undisclosed Buffalo Trace "Wheated Mash Bill"

Proof: 90°

Age: NAS

Further identification: One Stop Liquors store pick, 2020 purchase

Weller Antique 107 Company on Label: Buffalo Trace

Whiskey Type: Wheated Bourbon

Mash Bill Percentages: Undisclosed Buffalo Trace "Wheated Mash Bill"

Proof: 107°

Age: NAS

Further identification: 2020 purchase


 

Special Reserve Flash Review:

Dirt, specifically an earthy mulch note comes through on nose. Light caramel and cherry shine through early. Candy apple springs forward. Surprising proof imbalance at times. Slight pepper with a light oily mouth coating. Good.


Antique 107 Flash Review:

Beautiful caramel nose; butterscotch and oak. Spice that starts as cinnamon/allspice, but turns significantly more complex as it rests. Light pepper with a dense sweet cherry. Rich syrupy molasses mixed with dark chocolate. Great mouth feel. Cinnamon, cherry and molasses are the highlight of a finish that is faint in intensity but long lasting.


 

Final Ranking: Antique 107 > Special Reserve (Store Pick)


This store pick Special Reserve was definitely a bit of a cut above. I remember going around asking around some stores for more saying "This stuff tastes like dirt, I love it!" and getting funny reactions. It still definitely could not outclass the greatness of Antique 107 though!



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