Willet Family Estate 3-Year Rye

Willet FE 3 Rye

Previously KBD sourced their Family Estate Ryes, and the bottles had wax tops. Their own distillate is now coming of age and bottled with the regular foil seals. The Small Batch is a blend of 2 rye mashbills (A 74% rye and 51% rye each with 15% malted barley and the rest being corn).

Paid: $40 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Willet / KBD

Region: Kentucky

55.6% ABV

Aged For: 3 Years

Mashbill: A blend of 74% rye, 15% malted barley, 11% corn & 51% rye, 34% corn, and 15% malted barley

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: No

 


 

Color: Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Cinnamon, vanilla, sweet brown sugar, baking spice, pepper, and sharp rye

Taste: Cinnamon, caramel, mint, eucalyptus, spicy and herbal. Wet on the palate.

Finish: Warm and a good linger with nutmeg, pipe tobacco, vanilla, and mocha notes.

Thoughts: This rye has really grown on my from the first time I tried it. It really punches above its age and I look forward to trying the 4 year when I can.

Score: 86 out of 100

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.