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    Willett Barrel number education

    Hey folks

    I had, until recently, thought that Willett's single barrel release had a single unique identity based on barrel number. However, I've seen a couple of bourbon releases with different age statements, carrying the same barrel number. My logical conclusion is that they re-use barrel numbers, and the unique identity of a barrel is based of a combination of different factors, including at least (but not limited to) the barrel number and the age statement.

    Is this true?

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    Re: Willett Barrel number education

    Yes. They do seem to reuse barrel numbers so you need to use the number and age or abv to make sure you are talking about the same barrel.

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    Re: Willett Barrel number education

    Check the "Premium Bourbons" forum below for a thread on this very subject. A member started a spreadsheet to catalog all of the WFE bottlings. You may have to look back a page or so to find it.
    They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games-Casey Stengel

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    Re: Willett Barrel number education

    Thanks for the confirmation sku, and will look for that thread Old Dusty.

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    Re: Willett Barrel number education

    There is a google docs of the spreadsheet and it is also embedded on the Willett page at WhiskeyID.com:

    http://whiskeyid.com/timelines-willett-kbd/

    The vast majority of the barrel numbers are unique, there are only a few that I have found that are duplicates.
    Last edited by JKLS; 08-30-2014 at 09:19.

 

 

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