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whiskey aroma

Postby kekedog13 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:48 pm

OOH That smell ! A friend saves bottles for me. Gave me one of Weller's Special Reserve. The nose of this spirit is something to desire ! Is it vanilla ? Caramel ? I love it and want mine to have that. Any insight ?
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Re: whiskey aroma

Postby just sayin' » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:32 pm

Weller is a bourbon, so a minimum of 51% corn. No rye, Weller's signature flavor profile comes from red winter wheat. The grain bill has enough malted barley to convert the starch in the whole grain bill. Age the resulting distillate in new white oak barrels. Corn/ red winter wheat/ malted barley age on oak will be enough to get you a nose in the ball park...working out the proportions will be the trick.

Good luck! The aroma a of whiskey/ whisky is a huge part of the experience. Nose in a Glencairn glass of great whisky brings a big stupid looking grin to my face every time.
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Re: whiskey aroma

Postby Rebel_Yell » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:25 pm

Bourbon is aged on new, charred, white oak barrels. The degree of charring is another variable to the nose and taste...
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Re: whiskey aroma

Postby dutchmancreek » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:29 am

Weller's 12 year old is a very good wheated bourbon, that is relatively inexpensive...I try to keep some on hand. I pretty sure this is from the very same mash bill as the "legendary" Pappy Van Winkle. It's very likely that barrels of what will be Pappy are selected from the Weller barrel stocks and subjected to further aging.
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Re: whiskey aroma

Postby Smaug » Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:11 pm

SD has a french oak dominoes that install a wonderful vinilla adjunct.
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Re: whiskey aroma

Postby zedzedtop » Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:45 pm

Not just same mash bill - it's the same juice as it flows out of the still at Buffalo Trace. The SR not too hard to find around here. The 12 always seems to sell out before I can get any. I do have one unopened in the back of the closet though....
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