Actually this is not Stitzel-Weller whiskey - that distillery closed in 1992, 14 years ago, not 12 years ago. I have tasted this year's version at the Bistro and frankly was not impressed. It had the tell-tale thinness of a Bernheim distillation and the higher proof seemed to lead to less flavor than expected. It was a decent drink of whiskey but that can be said about a lot of bottles of whiskey. I was expecting something more special. Maybe it was just their bottle and I will try it again, but I suspect that I will come to the same conclussion.
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873