W.L. Weller was introduced at the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery and is named after the famous 19th century distiller William Larue Weller, who was the first to distill straight bourbon from wheat instead of rye. Its wheat bourbon recipe is supposed to be the same as that of Pappy Van Winkle’s and other Buffalo Trace wheat bourbons. Sazerac acquired the W.L. Weller brand in 1999, and the bourbon is currently produced at the Buffalo Trace Distillery. This large 1L bottle of W.L. Weller Special Reserve has the old label.