William Larue Weller
William Larue Weller Bourbon is a highly sought-after expression and one of the annual releases in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (BTAC).
William Larue Weller Bourbon is known for being a wheated bourbon, meaning it has a higher percentage of wheat in its mash bill compared to the more common corn and rye combination. This gives it a unique flavor profile and a smoother, softer character.
William Larue Weller joined the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection in 2005, following a two-year absence of a wheated bourbon from the Antique Collection. From 2000 through 2002, the collection included W. L. Weller 19 Year-Old.
One of the standout features of William Larue Weller Bourbon is that it is bottled at its natural barrel proof, without any dilution or added water. It is currently the only barrel proof wheated bourbon in Buffalo Trace’s portfolio.
The bourbons in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, including William Larue Weller, are typically aged for a significant number of years. William Larue Weller has been a 12-year old release since 2010, but has been as young as 10 years (2007) or as old as 15 (2006).
William Larue Weller2023
Distilled in the spring of 2011.
Warehouse: Warehouses C, L, M and N
Floor: 2nd and 3rd floors
Evaporation loss: 66% of the original whiskey lost to evaporation
MSRP increased from $100 in 2022 to $125 in 2023.