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    Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    Since there are so many different ages of Willett bourbons and ryes, I was wondering what is the best tasting Willett bourbon and Willett rye you have ever tried?

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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    Quote Originally Posted by BunkerBooze View Post
    Since there are so many different ages of Willett bourbons and ryes, I was wondering what is the best tasting Willett bourbon and Willett rye you have ever tried?
    DougDog had his hand in both... 22yr Dougs Rye and the 6yr Reid bottling for Bourbon are two of the tops...

    Another 2 bourbons are the 25 year BevMo (chocolate monster) and the 27yr Binnys bottling of ~22 bottles

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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    While I cannot disagree with the above, I must throw in there the 16 yr 147 proofer that the Party source did in 2008. Im my circles, it earned 2 nicknames "Stagg Daddy" and "Chewy".
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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    Quote Originally Posted by birdman1099 View Post
    While I cannot disagree with the above, I must throw in there the 16 yr 147 proofer that the Party source did in 2008. Im my circles, it earned 2 nicknames "Stagg Daddy" and "Chewy".
    That 147 proofer is a monster. I would add a bottling that Dave G. did that I believe was 16 years old. The recent E & R bottling is simply terrific.
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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    I opened my first Willett bottle just the other day. It was a 5yr bottling by Gonano. Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. I'm glad I have 3 more of the 5 yr and 2 of the 8yr with Gonano on the back.

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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    Just why is it when then the name Willett's comes out the names Dougdoug and DGonano start flying .(rhetorical question )

    By the way if either one of you are reading this I hope your doing well. Maybe see you in KY again.
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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    Doug and Dave know how to pick them.
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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    Quote Originally Posted by ggilbertva View Post
    Doug and Dave know how to pick them.
    Like I said Rhetorical question
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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    Like I said Rhetorical question
    Yah, I know but I've yet to have a bottle selected by either that I didn't think was very good. I've had some Willetts that I felt were mediocre, but not coming from either Dave or Doug.
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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    Thanks for the support. A smart man surrounds himself with smarter men. I always invite Doug and my boys to help in the selection. Drew Kulsveen should also be complimented as he rolls out or taps into excellent barrels.

    I will be in KY for the sampler. Hope to see all my good friends!
    Dave G.

 

 

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