Bourbon is on of my favorite liquors, and Weller is the best bourbon there is, in my opinion. I can’t believe Weller does not have an official website, but it doesn’t seem that it does. I did find a little info from Wikipedia
William Larue Weller (1825-1899) was a bourbon whiskey distilling pioneer in Kentucky. He is famous for being the first to produce straight bourbon using wheat instead of rye. His wheated bourbon was first bottled in 1849.
The Weller name is also used as a brand of wheated bourbon. The brand was originally owned by the Stitzel-Weller Distilling Company, which was sold several times after 1972. The brand is currently owned and produced by the Buffalo Trace Distillery.
There are several bourbons produced under the Weller name, all of which are wheated. They are:
· W.L. Weller Special Reserve - 7 years old, 90 proof
· W.L. Weller Antique - 7 years old, 107 proof
· W.L. Weller "Centennial" - 10 years old, 100 proof
· W.L. Weller 12 Year - 90 proof
· William Larue Weller - 12 years old, barrel proof, unfiltered
is my favorite cocktail. If you’ve never tried one, you should.
· 3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
· 2 1/2 oz Blended Bourbon (Weller)
· dash Angostura bitters
· 2 or 3 Ice cubes
· 1 Maraschino cherry
· 1 twist of Orange peel
Combine the vermouth, whiskey, bitters and ice in a mixing glass. Stir gently, don't bruise the spirits and cloud the drink. Place the cherry in a chilled cocktail glass and strain the whiskey mixture over the cherry. Rub the cut edge of the orange peel over the rim of the glass and twist it over the drink to release the oils but don't drop it in.
And a Sazerac
isn’t bad either:
1 teaspoon absinthe, Pernod, or Herbsaint liqueur
1 teaspoon sugar, 1 sugar cube, or 1 teaspoon Simple Syrup
1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey (Weller)
3 dashed Peychaud's Bitters
1 lemon peel twist
Chill an old-fashioned glass by filling with crushed ice or refrigerate or freeze for at least 30 minutes.
Add the Herbsaint, absinthe, or Pernod to the glass; swirl it around to coat the entire sides and bottom of the glass. Discard the excess.
In a cocktail shaker, add 4 or 5 small ice cubes, sugar, rye whiskey, and bitters. Shake gently for about 30 seconds; strain into the prepared old-fashioned glass. Twist lemon peel over the drink and then place in the drink.