Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Everson Royce Old Weller 107
Everson Royce, in Pasadena, had a Henry McKenna that I really liked so I was interested to try their pick of an Old Weller 107.
Old Weller 107, Barrel #07-L-20-L-2-66 (for Everson Royce), 53.5% abv ($29.50)
The nose has some nice woody notes. The palate is rich and chewy with some strawberry and red wine notes. It's got some nice oak that carries into the finish along with some of the strawberry. Very nice stuff.
Tasting side by side with a standard, off the shelf Weller 107, the Everson Royce pick is richer and more complex with more oak notes. I definitely prefer it to the standard expression, which is pretty good in its own right. These guys seem to make good picks when it comes to private barrels.