Bite and Booze by Jay D. Ducote

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Old Weller Antique: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Old Weller Antique
The Old Weller Antique is another 107 proof bourbon (like Baker's from last week), but this one we found to be a good bit better.  It is a wheated bourbon, which means that in addition to the corn, wheat will play fairly predominantly on the grain bill in place or rye or more corn.  The Old Weller Antique is sweet on the nose with hints of vanilla and a spiciness like the Red Hot candies.  It is subtle on the tongue in a drinkable way, not overwhelming with a burn from alcohol or spice.  It remains that way, finishing sweet and smooth with complexities on the back of the tongue.  The whiskey brings an exceptional depth of flavor with a light burn at the very end, which is quite welcoming.

Old Weller Antique

Average Score 83.75

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. WW is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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