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theglobalguy

Fully intend to pick one up. At the least happy to support someone distilling their own product.

It makes you wonder if the bottling capacity problems for the store selections have caused them to pull back to what they feel builds the brand best. Seems that a giant run of 2 yr Rye would chew up more capacity relative to profit than $50-100 WFE bottles.

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Fully intend to pick one up. At the least happy to support someone distilling their own product.

It makes you wonder if the bottling capacity problems for the store selections have caused them to pull back to what they feel builds the brand best. Seems that a giant run of 2 yr Rye would chew up more capacity relative to profit than $50-100 WFE bottles.

Big assumption that they have a lot of stock left. Just looking at what is out there, and comparing it to what use to be available not that long ago, they may just not have much on hand to

Their job now is to focus on their own distillate and product line I order to make sure that it is as good as what they have sourced in the past.

But, what do I know?

Anyway, I'd be den for a bottle or two of this to try. I do have a older Willett 2yr that would be neat to compare against.

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Big assumption that they have a lot of stock left. Just looking at what is out there, and comparing it to what use to be available not that long ago, they may just not have much on hand to

Their job now is to focus on their own distillate and product line I order to make sure that it is as good as what they have sourced in the past.

But, what do I know?

Anyway, I'd be den for a bottle or two of this to try. I do have a older Willett 2yr that would be neat to compare against.

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Not to drift, but was referring more to cases where a store has already sampled and chosen.....then been put on hold for a year or more.

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Bought a bottle of it today at the Willett GS. First day it had been offered for sale. $35. Apparently selling pretty fast. The GS was fairly busy (for Willett).

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Bought a bottle of it today at the Willett GS. First day it had been offered for sale. $35. Apparently selling pretty fast. The GS was fairly busy (for Willett).

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Very nice! Any information on the %rye in this mash bill?

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Bought a bottle of it today at the Willett GS. First day it had been offered for sale. $35. Apparently selling pretty fast. The GS was fairly busy (for Willett).

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I'm still sad the wax is gone :(

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Bought a bottle of it today at the Willett GS. First day it had been offered for sale. $35. Apparently selling pretty fast. The GS was fairly busy (for Willett).

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First tasting impressions: easily drinkable neat, even at 109.4 proof. Youth is obvious with absence of significant wood flavors. However, still pretty darn good. Eerily reminds me of RedBreast 12 as to color, nose and especially finish. Overall, I would say it is surprisingly good, and additional age ought to make it outstanding. Would like to know the mashbill, as it does not seem to have the rye content of a 95-100 % rendition.

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Harry in WashDC
Bought a bottle of it today at the Willett GS. First day it had been offered for sale. $35. Apparently selling pretty fast. The GS was fairly busy (for Willett).

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Do you know if all the rye will have a green top & the bourbon a purplish? These color-coded Willetts are confusing to this old faht.

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First tasting impressions: easily drinkable neat, even at 109.4 proof. Youth is obvious with absence of significant wood flavors. However, still pretty darn good. Eerily reminds me of RedBreast 12 as to color, nose and especially finish. Overall, I would say it is surprisingly good, and additional age ought to make it outstanding. Would like to know the mashbill, as it does not seem to have the rye content of a 95-100 % rendition.
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Do you know if all the rye will have a green top & the bourbon a purplish? These color-coded Willetts are confusing to this old faht.

Green is for the rye. Otherwise no rhyme or reason to the colors - it's the choice of whomever purchases the barrel. No clue if this will change now that they've moved to foil

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Just got word that this hit central Indiana this week. I'm gonna try to pick one up tomorrow.

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That's good news. I just hope I see it at a retailer that doesn't gouge customers. At near the gift shop price, I would definitely try it.

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I paid $38.99. Price was in line with this store's markup on most whiskeys. PM me if you'd like details.

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Do you know if all the rye will have a green top & the bourbon a purplish? These color-coded Willetts are confusing to this old faht.

I was at the gift shop last Friday and they told me that going forward all ryes will have the green foil top and all bourbons the purple foil top (to match the family crest colors).

Basically, the multi colored wax was too confusing. They said they were always getting calls from people asking for "the one with the (insert color here) wax" but no information regarding age or barrel #.

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Very nice! Any information on the %rye in this mash bill?
Would like to know the mashbill, as it does not seem to have the rye content of a 95-100 % rendition.

X3.

Is it some secret? No one will answer this.

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drew_kulsveen
X3.

Is it some secret? No one will answer this.

It's about an 80/20 blend of the high rye to low rye.

74% Rye / 11 % Corn/ 15% Malt

51% Rye / 34% Corn / 15% Malt

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Very interesting Drew, thanks for responding. Looking forward to finding a bottle.

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