Buffalo Trace has confirmed the existence of Weller Full Proof Bourbon, and they’ve also released a list of important details.
In a release sent out this morning, Buffalo Trace confirmed that the TTB listed bottle is in fact on its way to shelves in June.
The release also confirmed that Weller Full Proof would be non-chill filtered, and that it would not bear an age statement. The final price will be $50.
As to the production volume: for anyone hoping that Weller was finally going to be easier to find outside of Texas and Florida, it seems this is not the bottle of your dreams. Full Proof will be released once a year, in limited quantities—similar to how other Buffalo Trace releases are handled.
Still, this is a big win for Weller fans, who over the last few years have been listened to by Buffalo Trace’s higher-ups as they’ve considered new product rollouts, like Craft Your Perfect Bourbon, or CYPB.
“We expect fans of Weller will be excited about this new offering. Bourbon drinkers are asking us for high proof and non-chill filtered bourbon more and more,” said Kris Comstock, senior marketing director, in a release this morning. “Bar owners and liquor stores who have selected barrels of Weller over the years will regularly request their bourbon to be non-chill filtered. It will be nice to offer Weller Full Proof as an option.”
Tasting notes for the new expression sent out by Buffalo Trace highlight “a nose of vanilla, dark cherries and caramel. On the palate, there is a balance of caramel and toasted oak. The finish is said to be long, with notes of crème brûlée and chocolate.”