Brian Dawson says on August 5, 2020
It is decent for an under $20 USD bottle, but certainly nothing special or complex.
Consider having this on hand to introduce bourbon to novice friends before wowing them with better offerings.
It is important to note, there are so many better bourbons for just $5-10 USD more (Buffalo Trace, Makers Mark, and Weller Antique 107 to name a few).
Weller Special Reserve's vanilla and floral blossom sweetness just covers an alcohol nose. WSR has just enough oak for detection but there is little complexity beyond the initial waft.
Bourbon pepper greets the tongue followed by an undefinable sweet component, which is is ever so subtle. The mouthfeel is quite oily for an entry level bourbon and just a hint of oak is left on the tongue.
WSR finishes quickly with residual pepperiness.