Willett 17 yo Barrel 1605 (Dug'z & Willy'z)
Added on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011 at 09:11 PM
  Bottler: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd.
  Age: 17 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1991 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 72.90 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Bottled for Doug Philips  Distilled 4/30/91  98 bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
N:  Polished wood, some Cognac notes, Teriyaki sauce
P:  A flavor party:  caramel, chocolate, aged Zinfandel, dried fruit, some acid, a tad bitter at late palate.
F: Sweet wood

There is a lot in here.  The more I drink it, the more I like it. 

Rather restrained nose. Oak, candy corn, Tootsie Rolls, slight swimming pool, acetone.


Palate, hmmm... taking the ABV into account, it's actually rather restrained. Tannic, aspects of coffee and tea. At first I didn't get a lot out of this, it seemed kinda flat. But spending time with it, it's kinda like a good cup of coffee. Comforting and warming and enveloping. The character in here actually does mirror what the nose advertised, an oaky Tootsie Roll with coffee notes. A great contemplative sipper.

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