Willett 17 yo Barrel L10-577 (Reid & Emerald)
Added on Saturday, Oct 8, 2011 at 07:22 PM
  Bottler: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd.
  Age: 17 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1993 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 69.75 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Wheated bourbon bottled for Reid & Emerald XVII-1  Distilled April 6, 1993    114 bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
N:  Rich and oaky, polished wood, some briny/pickle juice notes.
P:  Brine forward, then maple syrup, quite hot (understandably), water brings out some of the woody notes and some dry barndy notes, still a fair amount of brine (in a good way) and some pine.
Finish: Walking through the pine forest.
Very nice, don't skimp on the water on this one.   

N: Beautiful mix of strong spice - clove, anise, cinnamon, a touch of nutmeg, some toffee, some maple syrup, and a nice solid wallop of wood. Some black cherry, light pepper.


P: Rich and syrupy. Heat as expected; cinnamon, a little chili oil, plenty of wood, black cherries and plums, a hint of vanilla; maple syrup, tons of oak. Spicy and peppery.


F: Hot but beautiful. Lots of wood, pepper, plums and black cherries, nice bit of toffee for a second. Plenty of spice.


This is just a textbook well-done high-proof bourbon. 

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