Willett Rye 1984 Barrel 618 (Doug Philips Green Ink)
Added on Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 10:28 PM
  Bottler: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd.
  Age: 22 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1984 Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 68.35 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Also known as "green ink," a private bottling for Doug Philips.
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose:  Lots of rye, very spicy.
Palate:  Huge rye with plenty of wood, old library, runs hot.
Finish:  Oaky and sweet.

Just huge.  All rye should taste like this.
Great.  Just great.  Did I mention it was great?

Retaste:  A-/A.

n: inner tube.  Whole wheat bread


p:  Burn and anise.  Wood stain.  Needs water.


Oak and ummmm more oak.  On the Palate?  HOT HOT


I thought it was like sticking your head inside a barrel... taking a big whiff and then licking it.  The heat on the palate and finish did not sit well.


I will need to revisit this one.


N: Dark, red fruits, slight bubblegum, light cinnamon. Nicely spicy with a little maple syrup. 


P: Warm and continues to get warmer. Medium mouthfeel, spicy, slight wood, lots of heat. Ligtly bitter.


F: Heat, caramel and some spice.


Hot but so good. Really nice upfront.  


Omg that nose. 


Ohh that palate is nice.


So rich and so full, yet never over-oaked and so drinkable. Hey, you've already got the other guys' notes, I'm just enjoying this stuff.

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