The Willett Distilling Company or "Kentucky Bourbon Distillers", as it is also known, is a small, family-owned company that markets Bourbon and Ry Whiskey. They're located in Bardstown, Kentucky. As a relatively large independent bottling company, they're called the big daddy of Bourbon and Rye Bottling. For more information about Willett, click here.
A bit like cogna. Soft, delicate, with notes of jasmine, vanilla, sweet corn, cinnamon and ginger.
Woody and medium-bodied. Hints of nut, oak, black tea, butterscotch, lemon, dried corn and hints of rye as well as black pepper. Banana can be detected if water is added.
The Finish and Linger
Medium and long. Spicy and herbal with pale rye notes.
Tanner's score: 90% (A-)
Josh's score: 86% (B)
LMAW Grade: 88% (B+)
Selected Awards for Willett Pot Still Reserver:
2009 Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Product Design Category
2009 Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Bourbon Category
F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal - Four Stars / Highly Recommended
95.5 Rating in Jim Murray's 2012 Whisky Bible
Louisville Magazine's "Sexiest Bourbon"