Weller 8 Year Old CYPB
The Weller brand was historically produced by the Van Winkle family at Stitzel-Weller distillery. When Julian Van Winkle II was forced to sell the distillery in 1972, it eventually passed into the hands of DCL in 1984, who's subsequent iteration, United Distillers initially invested heavily in bourbon. So much so in fact that production capacity at Stitzel-Weller actually quadrupled in its final years, but the opening of the newly refurbished Bernheim in 1992 saw the smaller of the two Louisville distilleries closed down. When United Distillers became Diageo in 1997, the new parent company had less interest in bourbon, and sold the Weller brand and a significant stock of Stitzel-Weller bourbon to the Sazerac company, who now produce it to this day at their Buffalo Trace distillery.
This is from the 2016 rebrand of the range, which saw the "W.L." prefix dropped from the packaging. In her book But Always Fine Bourbon, Sally Van Winkle Campbell claims that Sazerac did not have the exact Weller recipe until their partnership with her brother, Julian Van Winkle III was agreed in 2002. Undoubtedly a nod of approval from the family for the modern day product.
In November 2015 Buffalo Trace launched their "Craft Your Perfect Bourbon" website, inviting fans to theory craft a bourbon from start to finish, choosing the mashbill, choose your warehouse, age and proof at bottling. Of the 100,239 people who took part in this fun little experiment, the vast majority settled on the same criteria: a Wheated Bourbon aged for 8 years at the top of the Warehouse and bottled between 90 and 99 proof.
Given the clear and overwhelming demand for such a product, Buffalo Trace went ahead and created the Weller Craft Your Perfect Bourbon, or C.Y.P.B. for short.
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