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    Re: BOTM 3/09: Willett Single Barrel

    My favorite remains the first, a rye:
    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...hlight=Willett

    I still have a couple of minis I poured from the end of my last bottle for enjoying some future time of special occasion.

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    Re: BOTM 3/09: Willett Single Barrel

    I'm with TN...both of Doug's first two barrels were exemplary. Not to mention that, if it weren't for Mr. Doug's resourcefulness in arranging for those barrels, a lot of the bottlings after them would never have happened. I thus nominate him for Bourbon Enabler of the Century!
    Jake Parrott
    Ledroit Brands, LLC

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    Re: BOTM 3/09: Willett Single Barrel

    I agree. I have both of Doug's ryes and the first two bottlings from LeNell. There are no better ryes in existance IMO.
    Joe
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    "Bourbon.....It's cheaper than therapy!!"

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    Re: BOTM 3/09: Willett Single Barrel

    I'm in California and would like to get a bottle of the 16 yo. Where can I get some or who can I talk too?

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    Re: BOTM 3/09: Willett Single Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by Maddog918 View Post
    I'm in California and would like to get a bottle of the 16 yo. Where can I get some or who can I talk too?
    I've seen the 17yo in Pasadena (and Menlo Park) - quite a bit more expensive though...

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    Re: BOTM 3/09: Willett Single Barrel

    Thanks. I'l have to check it out.

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    Re: BOTM 3/09: Willett Single Barrel

    I've been drinking the excellent Willett bottling with the silver wax done by the Bourbon Society. Here's the particulars:

    7 y/o
    122.2 pf
    Lot# 01C12
    Distilled 3/12/01, bottled 2008
    Barrel #8219
    Btl 65/176

    It tastes pretty mature for a 7 year old. Some wood and vanilla, but intense toffee is what you pick up right away. I also noticed some fruit that took me awhile to identify: bananas. It's weird but I get banana after the initial toffee burst. Some maple on the nose and woodiness on the finish that I like.

    The only off-note is the alcohol is pretty pronounced at first, so it's best to let it sit a bit first. It may have been the alcohol, but I also noticed a medicinal quality. I'll have to go back again to see if that's still there.

    Overall, an excellent choice. Not super-unique, but different enough to be interesting.

    Mark

    I love him whose soul squanders itself, who wants no thanks...for he always gives away and does not want to preserve himself.
    -Nietzsche


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    Re: BOTM 3/09: Willett Single Barrel

    I would like to tase one of their products but unfortunately it is not available overhere.There was a bottle of Lone Oak offered the other day. That is also one of their products , right? But i could not find any info on that bottle except for for a listing between the KBD products http://nationalbourbonleague.net/Dis...s.htm#Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd. (KBD)
    www.whiskeyminiatures.nl
    "Water? Never touch the stuff. Fish fuck in it."
    W.C. Fields

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    Re: BOTM 3/09: Willett Single Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie66 View Post
    I would like to tase one of their products but unfortunately it is not available overhere.There was a bottle of Lone Oak offered the other day. That is also one of their products , right? But i could not find any info on that bottle except for for a listing between the KBD products http://nationalbourbonleague.net/Dis...s.htm#Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd. (KBD)
    It is available in Switzerland or Germany, if you travel much.

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    Re: BOTM 3/09: Willett Single Barrel

    Germany is nearby but i never have seen it there.
    www.whiskeyminiatures.nl
    "Water? Never touch the stuff. Fish fuck in it."
    W.C. Fields

 

 

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