Spirits Blind Tasting - A Spirits People Podcast

1.19 - Old Weller Antique 107 & Old Weller Antique 107 La Maison Du Whisky Single Barrel

October 16, 2019 Johnny Michaelsen Season 1
Spirits Blind Tasting - A Spirits People Podcast
1.19 - Old Weller Antique 107 & Old Weller Antique 107 La Maison Du Whisky Single Barrel
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Spirits Blind Tasting - A Spirits People Podcast
1.19 - Old Weller Antique 107 & Old Weller Antique 107 La Maison Du Whisky Single Barrel
Oct 16, 2019 Season 1
Johnny Michaelsen

In this episode of the Spirits Blind Tasting podcast I'm doing a blind tasting of the Old Weller Antique 107 & Old Weller Antique 107 La Maison Du Whisky Single Barrel. If you'd like to support this podcast and get access to the behind the scenes video recordings from this episode, please join me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/spiritspeople

Feel free to follow along with a dram of any of these or any other spirit you enjoy as I try to uncover the aromas and flavors of these 2 spirits. My tasting notes from this episode can be found below:

Spirit A - Old Weller Antique 107 (53.5% ABV)

Appearance

  • Clarity: Clear
  • Intensity: Medium
  • Color: Amber
  • Suggested texture: Medium

Nose

  • Condition: Clean
  • Intensity: Medium
  • Aroma characteristics: Butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, coconut oil, charred oak, burnt toast with butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, dried orange peel, Gingerbread?
  • Other notes: Very sweet and deep character straight out of the glass. Overall, just extremely pleasant and nicely balanced nose.
  • ABV: Feels like 50%

Palate

  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Texture: Warming, moth filling, medium viscosity
  • Intensity: Medium > pronounced
  • Flavor characteristics: Caramel, vanilla, orange oils, burnt toast, oak, cinnamon, black pepper corn
  • Other notes: Typically I’m getting the bitter notes of cinnamon and pepper corn on the palate, and a lot of that sweetness from the nose has taken a step back on the profile.
  • Finish: Medium > long very complex (black pepper corn, caramel, orange)
  • ABV: Feels like 50%

Conclusion

  • Quality level: Very good > outstanding
  • Blind guess: Old Weller Antique 107


Spirit B - Old Weller Antique 107 La Maison Du Whisky Single Barrel (53.5% ABV)

Appearance

  • Clarity: Clear
  • Intensity: Medium
  • Color: Amber
  • Suggested texture: High

Nose

  • Condition: Clean 
  • Intensity: Medium
  • Aroma characteristics: Butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, charred oak, burnt toast with butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, dried orange peel, Gingerbread?
  • Other notes: Very similar nose as expected, but less sweet and more oak driven aroma profile than spirits A. Also feels very pleasant and well balanced.
  • ABV: Feels like 55%

Palate

  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Texture: Warm, mouth filling, high viscosity
  • Intensity: Pronounced
  • Flavor characteristics: Caramel, vanilla, orange oils, burnt toast, oak, cinnamon, black pepper corn, licorice, leather
  • Other notes: More oak and more signs of age/maturation. Also feels less astringent on the bitter notes, more integrated and more sweeter notes coming through on the palate.
  • Finish: Long and very complex (oak/char, licorice, cinnamon)
  • ABV: Feels like 55%

Conclusion

  • Quality level: Very good > outstanding
  • Blind guess: Old Weller Antique 107 La Maison Du Whisky Single Barrel


If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me at any time on Instagram @spiritspeople

Show Notes

In this episode of the Spirits Blind Tasting podcast I'm doing a blind tasting of the Old Weller Antique 107 & Old Weller Antique 107 La Maison Du Whisky Single Barrel. If you'd like to support this podcast and get access to the behind the scenes video recordings from this episode, please join me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/spiritspeople

Feel free to follow along with a dram of any of these or any other spirit you enjoy as I try to uncover the aromas and flavors of these 2 spirits. My tasting notes from this episode can be found below:

Spirit A - Old Weller Antique 107 (53.5% ABV)

Appearance

  • Clarity: Clear
  • Intensity: Medium
  • Color: Amber
  • Suggested texture: Medium

Nose

  • Condition: Clean
  • Intensity: Medium
  • Aroma characteristics: Butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, coconut oil, charred oak, burnt toast with butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, dried orange peel, Gingerbread?
  • Other notes: Very sweet and deep character straight out of the glass. Overall, just extremely pleasant and nicely balanced nose.
  • ABV: Feels like 50%

Palate

  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Texture: Warming, moth filling, medium viscosity
  • Intensity: Medium > pronounced
  • Flavor characteristics: Caramel, vanilla, orange oils, burnt toast, oak, cinnamon, black pepper corn
  • Other notes: Typically I’m getting the bitter notes of cinnamon and pepper corn on the palate, and a lot of that sweetness from the nose has taken a step back on the profile.
  • Finish: Medium > long very complex (black pepper corn, caramel, orange)
  • ABV: Feels like 50%

Conclusion

  • Quality level: Very good > outstanding
  • Blind guess: Old Weller Antique 107


Spirit B - Old Weller Antique 107 La Maison Du Whisky Single Barrel (53.5% ABV)

Appearance

  • Clarity: Clear
  • Intensity: Medium
  • Color: Amber
  • Suggested texture: High

Nose

  • Condition: Clean 
  • Intensity: Medium
  • Aroma characteristics: Butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, charred oak, burnt toast with butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, dried orange peel, Gingerbread?
  • Other notes: Very similar nose as expected, but less sweet and more oak driven aroma profile than spirits A. Also feels very pleasant and well balanced.
  • ABV: Feels like 55%

Palate

  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Texture: Warm, mouth filling, high viscosity
  • Intensity: Pronounced
  • Flavor characteristics: Caramel, vanilla, orange oils, burnt toast, oak, cinnamon, black pepper corn, licorice, leather
  • Other notes: More oak and more signs of age/maturation. Also feels less astringent on the bitter notes, more integrated and more sweeter notes coming through on the palate.
  • Finish: Long and very complex (oak/char, licorice, cinnamon)
  • ABV: Feels like 55%

Conclusion

  • Quality level: Very good > outstanding
  • Blind guess: Old Weller Antique 107 La Maison Du Whisky Single Barrel


If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me at any time on Instagram @spiritspeople