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Weller Full Proof

Lot: 299856

Weller Full Proof

Winning Bid: £265

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Buffalo Trace
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Kentucky, USA
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
new charred american oak
Bottled Strength: 
114 US Proof / 57%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Weller Full Proof

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.

The Full Proof was a 2019 addition to the range.

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