Store Picks: Weller Antique 107  – Old Hickory Whiskey Bar

Pick Information - This offering was chosen by Katie Garret and her team at Old Hickory Whiskey Bar in Pensacola, Fl.   This pick is 107 proof and is non-chill filtered.  This sample was provided to me by Colonel Steve Akley.  Follow Steve on Instagram


Color –  Deep golden color


Nose – First nosing I get a lot of nutmeg and cinnamon spice.  When I go back for a second and third nosing, the cherry fruit notes come out.


Palate –  Heavy spice on the front of the palate, some tobacco in the middle, and cherry flavors on the end.


Finish -  Medium mouthfeel gives a nice coating.  Finish is short on the front of the tongue but lingers on the back with a small Kentucky hug on the back.


Wallet – These pics range from $39-$50 which is an absolute bargain if you were able to pick one up at Old Hickory.   Regular Weller 107 is $24-$30 if you can find it at retail.  Spending the few extra on this pick is a no brainer


Head to Head –  In comparison to a non- pick Weller 107 I find this Old Hickory pick is a little more spicy but in a very good way.  The heavy spic compliments the cherry from the fruit to leave a unique but balanced bourbon.


Bourbon Wes says –  Overall, very solid pick by Katie and the folks at Old Hickory Whiskey Bar.  If you are in the Pensacola area, I would stop into their bar frequently and be on the lookout for future private barrel selections.  I only wish the Colonel wasn’t so greedy and had sent me an entire bottle.


Rating (tasting notes + price point + uniqueness) – I would rate this store pick a 7 out of 10.



Wes Hardin

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Ratings System:   1-2 – Would not suggest to anyone.  Literally not drinkable neat.

                                  3-5  -  Solid pour but not considered special. Would not purchase second bottle

                                  6-8  -  Excellent pour.  Robust, interesting, and different compared to regular offering.

                                  9-10 -  Outstanding. Hunt for multiple bottles.  On par with allocated releases.


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