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
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!