No one will argue that Weed Oak Cellars Straight Bourbon Whiskey doesn’t have an unusual, even provocative name. There’s no weed in Weed’s products (which include spirits, beer, and wine), but the name is intentional.
The nose is youthful but quite sweet, with lots of baking spice and almond butter in the mix. The palate showcases a significant amount of rye spice, infused with brown butter, toasted brioche, and sesame seed notes. The finish is surprisingly tame and, again, rather sweet, showing butterscotch and a peanut butter kick, with hints of chocolate sauce emerging on the back end.
All told, there’s a lot of flavor in the mix for a whiskey that’s a mere 2 years of age. Though it’s on the pricey side, I’d definitely mix with it.