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  1. #11
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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post

    Another,...
    the 25 year BevMo (chocolate monster)
    Oh hell yeah, amen, F-ing A right, slap yo Mama's face, that was the ugliest bourbon I ever saw, (looked like iron contaminated river water) but worth every penny of the 2 pictures of Franklin.
    ovh

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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    I haven’t actually tasted any but the 2 22 year rye bottled for Doug. Both were excellent with the first one being one of the best whiskeys I have ever had.

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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    I've tried several (I lost count), and here's my favorites:

    Doug's 22yo Rye (possibly my favorite whiskey ever)
    Doug & Reid's 18yo (very musty at first, but opens up beautifully)
    Dave Ganano's 16 yo (unique dark chocolate/resin flavor due to the use of a different kind of oak)
    Bourbon Society's 7 yo silver wax (best of the younger Willetts)
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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    I am having a bastard of a time finding any Willett at all in New York.
    We set out as men of reason, armed with Navy Colts.

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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    Doug's original two ryes are IMO are the best offerings to be graced by the Willet's label....
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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    I have to agree that the Iron Fist and Velvet Glove are two for the ages.
    Illuminati in training

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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    The only Willett to be found on store shelves around here is that Willett's Bourbon in the fancy bottle.

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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    I have not opened it yet cuz I just ain't got around to it but I have a bottle with the following credits;

    Distilled: 5-21-03
    Age: 4yo
    Proof: 125.4
    Cooperage: Oak
    Stored In Warehouse: B
    Rick: 54
    Barrel No: 2
    Selected for: Toddy's & Dougz Fall Festival 2007

    Anybody had any?
    If so whud ya think?
    ovh

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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    I have not opened it yet cuz I just ain't got around to it but I have a bottle with the following credits;

    Distilled: 5-21-03
    Age: 4yo
    Proof: 125.4
    Cooperage: Oak
    Stored In Warehouse: B
    Rick: 54
    Barrel No: 2
    Selected for: Toddy's & Dougz Fall Festival 2007

    Anybody had any?
    If so whud ya think?
    I have a couple bottles from Toddy's and one opened. I haven't tried it in a while, but I remember it being hot with a lot of spice as compared to the 16 yr that was loaded with brown sugar and much smoother. Maybe I'll do a side by side later tonight and try to come back with some notes.
    Bourbon is sunshine held together by water....

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    Re: Best Tasting Willett (Bourbon and Rye)

    Quote Originally Posted by WsmataU View Post
    I have a couple bottles from Toddy's,....
    but I remember it being hot with a lot of spice as compared to the 16 yr
    4yo vs 16yo, not fair!
    ovh

 

 

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