Willett Family Estate 4 Year Old Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey 750ml
The barrels that went into this small batch combined to make an amazing journey.
Nose- Beautiful layering of brandied cherry over a mildly tart cherry. It opens up with time and is reminiscent of cutting into your dessert with your fork which releases cinnamon and baking spices with just a hint of oak to remind you that this is high proof youthful.
Palette- A robust rye with dark cherry, burnt vanilla, and spices for days. It's a delicious rye with a weighty mouthfeel.
Balance - It's insanely well balanced with the alcohol so perfectly integrated at 115 proof you'll forget its there, but you'll find yourself smiling more and happier with each dram.
Finish- the finish is long and the spices dominate this batch, while the cherry does punch its way through to the surface.
Product of the United States of America
Colour: Tarnished Gold
Nose: Beautiful layering of brandied cherry over a mildly tart cherry.
Palate: A robust rye with dark cherry, burnt vanilla, and spices for days.
Alcohol Content: 54.5%
About Willett Family Distillery
In the spring of 1936, at the age of 27, Thompson Willett founded Willett Distillery. The distillery was erected near the family farm, which had been purchased by Lambert Willett, Thompson's Dad. Upon completion, in the spring of 1937, Willett Distillery produced its First batch of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey. That First batch amounted to 300 bushels (~30 barrels) on March 17, 1937, St. Patrick's Day. The newly barreled Bourbon was stored in one of the family's Brick houses, each capable of storing between 4,000 and 5,000 Whiskey barrels. The Brick houses were built on some of the highest ground in the county, assuring that a fresh breeze would aid in the maturation of the Whiskey.
To this day, descendants of Thompson Willett are still carrying on the family tradition of making fine Kentucky Bourbon and Kentucky Rye Whiskey at the same spot that Thompson and his family operated over 80 years ago.