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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces Weller Full Proof Lottery - Beginning June 1st

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced an upcoming lottery for bottles of Weller Full Proof. This new lottery will begin at 12:01 a.m. on June 1st until 11:59 p.m. on June 12th.

In order to enter, you'll need to provide the following:
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Street Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Ohio Driver’s License Number or Ohio Identification Card Number
There are 2000 bottles allocated for this lottery from seven barrels, each barrel with a unique tasting profile. The seven profiles are:

Nose: Spice and Vanilla with hints of Cherry
Taste: Fruity with a little spice in the middle
Finish: Vanilla that is soft and slow

Nose: Spicy Fruit and light Caramel
Taste: Spicy heat with notes of baking spices and anise
Finish: Short and smooth

Nose: Soft Cherry
Taste: Butterscotch, caramel, and soft vanilla
Finish: Light and smooth

Nose: Cherry and Vanilla
Taste: Toasted with a bold spicy body
Finish: Long

Nose: Warm with hints of Cherry and Vanilla
Taste: Cherry and Floral hints
Finish: Short

Nose: Sweet and Spicy explosion with Floral, Vanilla, and Caramel 
Taste: Notes of Caramel with some heat
Finish: Soft and short

Nose: Fruity with light Vanilla hints
Taste: Bold Cherry and Caramel
Finish: Medium

The bottles come in at a 114 proof (57% alcohol) and forgo chill filtration to preserve all the naturally occurring residual oils and flavors. Should you win, the bottles will be sold for $49.99 + tax. All entries must be submitted online at the OHLQ lottery website and must be purchased at the Ohio Liquor location designated during submission. Entry is free. 

My Take

I really like the idea of having this lottery right now. It avoids large crowds while still bringing new and exciting whiskey and bourbons to Ohio. As I mentioned when Weller Full Proof was announced, I fully expected it to show up in lottery form rather than store releases due to the limited availability. This is a lottery you should definitely enter and hope you win! I'll be posting a reminder once the lottery is live. 

What do you think? Let me know in the comments section.

Source: OHLQ


  1. I won one of these, but I do not know which barrel. Will be interesting to see what I do with it.

  2. I won from barrel 160. I'm gifting to a good friend who's more into Bourbon than I'll ever be, but I promised him that I would try it when he opened it.