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    Willett 2yr Rye

    Willett received TTB approval for the label on the first product of their own (current) distillation. A two year rye at cask strength. Can't wait to give this a try.
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    Re: Willett 2yr Rye

    I wonder if this will be giftshop only. Glad to see some of their distillation out on the market. I'll be interested to see how it fares.
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    Re: Willett 2yr Rye

    I am on board with it! I hope the price is reasonable.

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    Re: Willett 2yr Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravensfire View Post
    I wonder if this will be giftshop only. Glad to see some of their distillation out on the market. I'll be interested to see how it fares.
    I wish I could remember how many barrels a day they said they fill. I was there the week after they filled the first warehouse, but it escapes me.

    # of barrels x expected yield would give us a sense of supply. If it's tiny, then would guess GS only.

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    Re: Willett 2yr Rye

    I'm not in the market for a 2yo rye, so let's hope the supply is small [to allow for a greater supply of older product, later].

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    Re: Willett 2yr Rye

    I am willing to bet there rye will be fine. And good rye ages fast. I have been drinking pikesville 3 year old recently, its a great drink for 9 bucks a fifth.

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    Re: Willett 2yr Rye

    I'm hoping it will be distributed. I was impressed with the JEP NAS rye which we assume to be 2yrs and a day. For me, rye still brings it at a young age, where I'm not as satisfied with bourbon that young. It may start out as a gift shop offering just to see how it does (although that will suck if the flippers stock up on it, as Willett has shown sensitivity to the secondary market - not that I blame them - but then the price will go up for distribution). The nice thing about a 2 yr product is that they can churn through it more quickly (and less loss to the angels) to support a wider distribution. It would be good to have some idea of how much rye they distill/barrel per week on average. I'm looking forward to picking one up!
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    Re: Willett 2yr Rye

    I'm with those who will wait for an older release, unless:

    A) it gets surprisingly good reviews here
    B) it is priced like a 2yr product, such that there is little to lose.

    tbt

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    Re: Willett 2yr Rye

    I put more faith in reviews that are the result of blind tastings.
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    Re: Willett 2yr Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Tot View Post
    I'm with those who will wait for an older release, unless:

    A) it gets surprisingly good reviews here
    B) it is priced like a 2yr product, such that there is little to lose.

    tbt
    The first is possible I suppose. Won't hold my breath on the second but maybe I will be surprised.

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