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  1. #81
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    Re: Willett Pot Still - How come we never discuss it?

    Quote Originally Posted by tmckenzie View Post
    But give KBD some time and I think we will see some fine stuff out of there better than what they bring in to bottle.
    How much time? Will they let us have bourbon in the nursing home?!

  2. #82
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    Re: Willett Pot Still - How come we never discuss it?

    Fortunately, I don't have to wait.

  3. #83
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    Re: Willett Pot Still - How come we never discuss it?

    Bought a bottle this weekend and it's not bad at all. Price is pretty high, though all bourbon is priced too high in Australia.

  4. #84
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    Re: Willett Pot Still - How come we never discuss it?

    I don't hate the bottle as much also some apparently do. It is a bit pretentious, but hey I don't mind 'em trying to be different and to stand out on a retailer's shelf. The problem with the bottle becomes apparent when it gets home and you try to find a place for it.
    As to the juice; I agree with the majority opinion, I guess. It's allright and I'd keep it around, if I could buy it for half the dough. I find it a bit too dry, and kinda 'crisp' which isn't right in my preference center. I'll reach for mine (still on my first bottle) once in a great while when I want a cleaner pour. Usually I grab something a bit woodier, and even a little 'musty' (nod to Darryld). I don't see me ever buying it again. Once I empty the darn bottle, I'll have to decide what, if anything, to put in it. Since I paid half of the purchase price for the it, it's hard to just toss it.

  5. #85
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    Re: Willett Pot Still - How come we never discuss it?

    Which is why I refuse to pay extra for packaging, be it bottle or box.

  6. #86
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    Re: Willett Pot Still - How come we never discuss it?

    Fancy packaging on bourbon reminds me of my first encounter with the "Wonder Bra"...........WTF?
    No US taxpayer was harmed in the making of my Ford racecar.

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    Re: Willett Pot Still - How come we never discuss it?

    Since buying my first in February, I'm putting a dent in it mostly as an effort to empty it - although I'm also not sure what to put in its place. Pouring from the bottle can be a bit of a pain (as it wants to "glug" if you aren't pouring really slowly). Otherwise, I'd use it for SB blend so it has some utility besides just being purty. Maybe one of those colored sand things? I'll be glad to have it out of the cabinet though as its wide base takes up disproportionate space (same thing with OFBB, although some years that has been a total bargain for the money!)
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  8. #88
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    Re: Willett Pot Still - How come we never discuss it?

    I personally have never really found anything to like about any of the total package.I find it nutty and buttery and not really in a good way,overpriced with a lot of other offerings in this bracket and the pot still/toilet plunger bottle is unattractive and a royal pain in the ass.I have enjoyed a lot of the other Willett offerings,but this one never has fit the bill for me.
    "To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human."
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  9. #89
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    Re: Willett Pot Still - How come we never discuss it?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    To call it Pot Still is misleading because the Distilleries that could have made the whisky do not use Pot Stills.
    No comment on the acerbic KBD hating, but I was disappointed that my 'pot still' bourbon had never seen the inside of a pot still, and I did feel mislead. But, hey, it had a great rich buttery mouthfeel and some nice flavors. I was happy to drink it. It was hard to pour out of the bottle, but come on, that's just too picky.

  10. #90
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    Re: Willett Pot Still - How come we never discuss it?

    To call my words 'acerbic' and 'hating' is making a comment.

 

 

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