Finding out which Weller CYPB release you have is simple. We will explain a little further into the article. First, a little history about this bourbon.
Weller CYPB (Craft Your Perfect Bourbon) was an extremely successful experiment that Buffalo Trace created when they were looking to add another brand to the Weller line of products. Over 100,000 people participated in the experiment, offering their ideas on what a perfect bourbon would be, including mash bill, age, and storage area in the rickhouse. It’s an interesting visual process that you can still check out here. The final result was a wheated bourbon aged around 8 years on the highest floors of the rickhouse and bottled between 90 – 99 proof. The project started in 2015 and the first release was in 2018 (how they crammed 8 years into 2015 – 2018 is an unknown mystery!)
Now it has become an annual release that comes out in May at 95 proof and a suggested MSRP of $49.99, but it is difficult to find at that price because the secondary market can be well over $500
How to Tell Which Release You Have
Do you know which release of Weller CYPB you have? It took a while for me to find the answer to this question. If you examine the label, there is no indication of the release year, no batch number or name, no way to know which year you have.
But, if you examine the bottom of the bottle the last two numbers of the release year are embossed on the bottom. In the examples below, the release year is 2019.
Weller CYPB Releases