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Willett Bourbon Review

Willett Bourbon Review

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October 12th, 2010


With winter well on it's way (yup, I said it... SNOW) one of the larger shifts in the beverage industry has to do with Whiskey becoming the main focus and interest in bars, restaurants, and private purchases. Out with cosmos and in with manhattan's, mint juleps, highballs, and even neat: as cold weather hits, Whiskey is at the top of the list. Amongst the vast sea of these wondrous spirits (Scotch, Irish, Canadian, American, Rye, Bourbon...etc) there seems to be a growing market for "unique" or "limited" Whiskeys, Bourbon in particular. Whether it's production levels, specific barrels, or constant supervision by a famous celebrity, whatever fits the Distiller's ideal for such small releases seems to be working. With Distillers constantly improving recipes and pushing the envelope of traditional Whiskey production, there is one Whiskey as of late, that is worth recognizing.

At your first glance of Willett Bourbon, the tall, well-crafted bottle shaped as a traditional "Pot Still" from which the Whiskey is made from, you may think the Bourbon is all cosmetics. Once you open and pour the spirit you quickly realize that this is not true, the nose is bold with oak spice and vanilla with underlying coconut tones. The drink is exceptionally smooth for how big the nose is, the massive mouth feel is accompanied by brilliant notes of cinnamon, butterscotch, and nutmeg to round out the drink.

With a superior product encased in a unique and well represented package, Willett Bourbon is a standout in the crowd of fine Bourbons and Limited Releases.
Cheers,
Casey Capper

Posted by Mark Fetter on October 25th, 2010 | Permalink