Willett 6 yo Barrel 797 (Reid & Emerald)
Added on Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011 at 10:37 PM
  Bottler: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd.
  Age: 6 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 2003 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 63.45 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Bottled for Reid and Emerald   Distiled 1/6/2003   180 bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 

Nose:  light peanuts, dusty

Palate:  caramel + nuts = Cracker Jacks, or maybe Poppycock. 
Water brings out some herbal notes and rye spice.

Finish:  Quite dry.

 
Tim
 

N: Slightly nutty. Slight hints of banana and marzipan. Dry, resinous and piney. Light brown sugar. A hint of pocorn and caramel, giving it a kind of Corn Nuts presence. 

 

P: Light and slightly thin, ever so slightly sour. Warming slowly with a little pepper. The peanuts and caramel are present again which make it weirdly snacky. There's a little light maple syrup but it's dominated by the salty notes.

 

F: Warm, resinous initially, with caramel. Some wood present, a little grainy spice.

 

This has a weird combo of peanuts and Woodford Reserve on the nose. The latter isn't a favorite. It's out of balance to me and doesn't come together to anythng really approachable.  

 
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