Willett 8 yo Barrel 790 (1789b)
Added on Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 at 10:32 PM
  Bottler: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd.
  Age: 8 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 64.20 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Bottled for 1789b (Selection #2)  120 bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
N:  Granola, honey, de la rosa candy.  One of the weirdest bourbon noses I've ever experienced.
P:  Peanut butter, sweet and sour pork, coffee and candy.  Water mellows the weird notes, but a nice richness remains.
F:  The sour notes stay on.

Ridiculously bizarre, but in a good way.  (I swear I didn't eat anything with peanuts before I tasted this stuff).  Lots of fun. 

N: A virtual spice factory on the nose, with sharp rye spice but also something more herbal like sage (or a certain type of medicine which can be bought in California).
P: Big huge attack from the abv, following by quite nice combination of spice, wood resin, and savory sweetness.
P: Mainly on the wood, but in an enjoyable way.


Retaste: Yep, peanuts. 


N: Slightly sweet with a bit of maple syrup; some light cherry and plum notes; wood and a bit of cinnamon. Slightly piney and resinous.


P: Light mouthfeel; warming; toffee and substantial maple syrup. Hints of orange and cinnamon; a bit of bubblegum. Cherry and vanilla and slight pine.


F: Drying quickly with the wood prominent; rich, creamy vanilla. Some light black cherry notes.


Unremarkable but enjoyable.  

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