The people behind Buffalo Trace did research a few years ago, asking their fans on the type of whisky they’d like to see. A website asked several questions, including the preferred recipe of whisky (rye, bourbon, wheated bourbon), the age, the proof, etc. The results came in, and the Craft Your Perfect Bourbon was born. It’ll be an annual release and is probably the best in the Weller series. The original Craft Your Perfect Bourbon wasn’t specifically going to be a Weller product. It came down to votes. Over 100,000 people voted.
Buffalo Trace fans asked for a wheated bourbon, at a higher proof-point (90-99), and in that eight-year-old age bracket matured at the top of the warehouse. Since the final votes came in favor of the wheated bourbon, the first C.Y.P.B. release falls under the Weller brand. This is a bourbon reminiscent of some of the young Pappy Van Winkle line with boozy cherry notes, but it lacks the dry finish of the older Pappies. Instead, you’re offered wonderful sweetness and great citrus notes. It’s a vibrant whisky, with plenty of depth and lots of character.