Willett XCF 1.0
Added on Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 at 03:05 PM
  Bottler: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers
  Age: 7 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 2006 Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 51.70 % Region: Indiana
  Price: $145 Availability: Specialty Stores

Seven year old rye distilled at MGP finished in Grand Marnier casks.   Distilled 4/12/2006     Bottled 3/20/2014    6,000 bottles 

Member Ratings and Notes
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The orange spice notes hit you right away on the nose. It's got bitter orange with cloves, like an orange spice tea. The palate is more traditional MGP rye profile with aggressive spice, then some orange comes in, though it's not as strong as on the nose. The finish is typical MGP rye.

 

This is a really creative and interesting way to manipulate the very familiar MGP rye. The rye spice and orange work well together. The flavors are well integrated such that the orange is clearly present but not dominant.

 
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