Weller Full Proof
I had a handful of unpleasantly hot and disjointed bottlings of this Weller expression which never lit a fire under me to track down more. If these four samples don't win me over, I can probably just move along.
Binny's Batch #1: Oak and green apple - light and linear. Flavors are tight up front - fruity and tart. Long hot finish, but never drops flavor. Solid weight.
Score: 6 (Solid) Big, active - still composed. Slow to open up on the palate; the nose could use an extra little something.
T5C "Business" Winter 2019 : Cinnamon applesauce, well balanced oak and caramel behind it - engaging nose. On the palate, notes dip sweet and fruity before shooting high and hot. It never really comes back down with the oak and spice taking over the back end.
Score: 6 (Solid) Nose was crazy good and specific. Front half of the palate was well paced with clear notes before the structure loses its grip on the back half.
1789b #51: Cherry, chocolate, and apple - clear nose. Chewy on the palate, but drinks pleasantly under its proof. Caramel, baking spice, apples. Just enough oak to clean up the finish which is long and soft, adding some leather and barnyard to the mix.
Score: 8 (Stash One) Love the structure and complexity here.
1789b #53: Oak, pastries, and spice. Most oak driven on the palate as well. It's solid oak and wood spice though - not freshly sawn lumber. Really great apple notes mid-palate. Lighter in body and structure.
Score: 7 (Highly Recommend) Despite being oak heavy, plenty of complexity.
10 - Reevaluate The Budget
9 - Stash Two (If Able)
8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)
7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers
6 - Solid - Above Average
5 - Acceptable For The Situation
4 - Not Vocally Complaining
3 - Anything Else To Drink?
2 - Nothing Nice To Say
1 - Drain Pour