Not really, the doubler serves a different function and is working with distillate that came out of a column still. The only major producer using a genuine pot still is Woodford and I believe all of their production goes into their own bottles.
Of course it does, my point is it's purpose is to increase proof and the distillers who use them do not call their product pot stilled.
Yes, I know what a doubler is. But it is basically a pot still and so my apparently failed attempt at a humorous point was that the whiskey going through it has seen the "inside" of a pot still which was my moderately tongue in cheek response to a previous posters comment about the Willet never seeing the inside of a pot still.
I visited Willet in the summer of 2012. The distillery was up and running. Here is a couple of photos of their "doubler" :-)
I tasted the newmake, it was a fine spirit in my opinion. I am a big fan of the Willet single barrels and we just got an importer in Denmark, importing a range of KBD and Willet products. I had the pleasure of servicing their stand at the recent danish whisky fair, and the danish importer also asked me to host a bourbon tasting with Willet/KBD products. Worst thing is that its hard to find info on their bottlings. They do a lot of single barrels and small batches. The Willet Pot Still is also single barrel. Some of their vattings are supposed to be a mix of mash bills
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I have tried Willett Pot Still bourbon and while I thought the whiskey tasted OK it is in my opinion not worth the price being charged, cool looking bottle or not. I remember a few years ago Maxim magazine had a ranking of the top bourbons and Willett Pot Still was on the list. Also on the list was Hudson baby bourbon along side GTS and PVW20. When it comes to putting a list of hot babes together Maxim does a good job, when listing great bourbons, not so much.
I enjoy this product from time to time when I'm in the mood. The pric epoint wasn't too high for me not to buy a bottle to make pours from. Do I drink it every day? No. Do I know the origins of the juice in the bottle no? Do I like the juice? Yes Do I tend to prefer the Single Barrel Estate bottlings? Yes
I don't understand all the hatred. I find them to be really nice people who have always delivered products that I have enjoyed.... from Johnny Drum to all the other expressions they have put out. I can't wait for their distillates to mature because of all the raving about the white dogs.