Willett 17 yo Barrel L10-7389 (Reid & Emerald)
Added on Saturday, Oct 8, 2011 at 08:52 PM
  Bottler: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd.
  Age: 17 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1993 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 72.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Wheated bourbon bottled for Reid & Emerald XVII-3   Distilled 4/6/1993   126 bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
N:  Deep caramel and toffee notes, candy apple coating, vanilla and some citrus.
P:  Really luscious, candy corn, chocolate covered blueberries,figs and raisins as well as some red wine notes.  Suprisingly drinkable neat.  Water brings out some citrus notes but they become a bit overwhelming.  I'll take it neat.
Finish:  A glimmer of wood, along with chocolate, a bit of mint and some more of that general candy taste.
N: Dry wood, initially a bit solventy, a little cherry.  Grows richer, sweeter.  The abv dominates the nose a bit.
P: Quite a big fruit bomb for a bourbon.  Has some wheaty chew to it, with sweet toffee notes.  
F: Fiery as on would expect, but in a satisfying way.   

N: Nice wood and pepper, a very pleasant mix of sweet and spicy. Some cherries and cinnamon. Slight hint of bubblegum and marshmallow. 

P: Thick and mouthcoating, rich and bold. Cherries, cinnamon, pepper. warming nicely. Oak in the background, toffee, slightest caramel; bubblegum. Sweet.


F: Hot, drying, becomes somewhat bitter with some early vegetables - romaine, endive, a bit of celery root. Then a huge, absolutely massive cherry blast, followed by dry wood.


Stunning. Immense. Massive. Easy drinking. This one is near perfection. The slight bitterness is just a nice interlude.  

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