William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky The American brand of Straight Wheated Bourbon Whiskey, William Larue Weller, was introduced in 1849 by the Stitzel-Weller Distilling Company, but is now owned by the Sazerac Company and manufactured at the Buffalo Trace Distillery. The William Larue Weller whiskey brand includes three different types of wheat whiskey, and you can find the two of them right here on the site. W.L. The Weller 12 Year is the William Larue Weller brand's most popular whiskey, having won a total of 17 awards, and it is referred to by some as "Baby Pappy" as age and grain recipe are almost similar to that of Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve. W.L. Weller 12 Year is a soft and perfectly balanced whiskey with notes of vanilla, oak and cinnamon.