Willett Family Estate 4 Year Rye Review


Company on Label: Willett

Whiskey Type: Straight Rye Whiskey

Mash Bill Percentages: Blended Willett High and Low Rye Mash Bills

Proof: 110.2°

Age: 4 years

Further identification: Only identified by proof, this was purchased from a NHLO store in late 2019 / early 2020

 

Nose: Explosive citrusy Pinesol note that I absolutely adore. It smells like coming downstairs for Sunday morning cartoons as a kid, jumping from dry spot to dry spot to get to the TV as my dad washed the floors. Nose also features a milk chocolate and some baking spice. Cloves. Bread. Unique dark fruit that doesn't want to reveal its secrets.


Palate: Very unique dark fruit, graham cracker, chocolate, char, and caramel are an intense experience. If you aren't ready for a proofy rye, steer clear, but if this is your mood it's hard to find a replacement that can do what this glass does. Thick caramel and citrus wood hang around long. Yum!


 

Rating: 5/5



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