W.L. Weller 12 Years Old, Buffalo Trace Distillery - 90 proof - $24
The nose has very pleasant aromas of maple, vanilla and caramel. After 10-15 minutes in the glass the maple smell is more prevalent.
The whiskey coats my palate with everything in the nose. I can also taste what I always like to describe as the 'bark' from the center of a Butterfingers bar. Kind of a toffee/caramel flavor.
The finish lingers with sweetness for a good 30 seconds.
Absolutely delicious. For me, this is every bit as good as the Van Winkle 12 year for less than 1/2 the price.
In the short time that I have been enjoying American Whiskey (about 6 months), I have tried about 40 different products. This is by far my favorite for under $25, and one of my go to pours. Damn! I finished the bottle. Looks like a trip to Costa Mesa in my future, or perhaps I will have them ship a few bottles.
92/100 - Highly recommended