Ah the famous Willet bottle, I’ve had many a liquor store employee tout the “greatness” of this release. This was one of the older releases that was sourced bourbon, newer releases include more of Willet’s own distillate in the product. Interestingly enough I don’t believe any pot still distillate made it’s way into my drink.
Price: $40 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Sourced / KBD
Aged For: NAS
Cask Type: New charred oak
Chill Filtered: Unknown
Color: Light Copper
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.
Nose: Floral, vanilla, cedar, brown sugar, and corn meal.
Palate/Taste: Caramel, very light oak, light roast coffee, and floral grass notes.
Finish: Short to medium finish with more heat than the proof warrants. Cinnamon, gingersnap and vanilla.
Thoughts: I tend to prefer big oaky bourbons, so this isn’t really my style. This gets a lot of hate from some enthusiasts, but my sample was drinkable.
Score: 74 out of 100