A few years ago Buffalo Trace Distilleries asked whiskey drinkers to “Craft Your Perfect Bourbon” (C.Y.P.B.) online by visiting www.yourperfectbourbon.com and choosing their ideal bourbon recipe, proof, warehouse location and age. Thousands chose wheated bourbon, just like William Larue Weller did years ago. This limited edition whiskey is the result of the overwhelming consensus—a wheated recipe bourbon, aged on the highest warehouse floors for eight years and bottled at 95 proof.
A light aroma with citrus and oak on the nose. The palate is well rounded and balanced, with a medium-long finish and hints of vanilla.
The nose is sweet and spicy. Rich caramel and dark fruit notes are accompanied by oak and vanilla. The spirit is slightly astringent. After some time in the glass a faint black pepper note begins to appear.
The first sip has a thin to medium viscosity. Baking spices, oak, and vanilla are most prominent. The second sip begins with a big caramel note which gives way to black cherry, oak, and vanilla. The Third sip is a heightened combination of the tasting notes listed above, however; a slight bitterness is present.
The finish is medium in length a pleasant. Rich dark fruit is initially present. This gives way to oak and vanilla. Faint notes of clove and baking spice begin to creep in as the finish begins to fade.
Bottle Size: 750mL