Willett Single Barrel Estate Reserve
Added on Sunday, Oct 26, 2008 at 08:11 PM
  Bottler: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd.
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 47.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $40 Availability: Wide
Barrel No. 8045.  Kentucky Bourbon Distillers does not actually distill any whiskey, they purchase bulk whiskey (typically from Heaven Hill) and bottle it under various labels.   Their bottling operation is located in the former Willett Distillery. 
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Spice and cinnamon, and a Jim Beam-like floweriness.
P: Dry and spicy.  Young and raw.
F: Finishes with more cinnamon and a bit of chocolate.
The final tiny nip of sweetness isn't enough to balance out this whisky.  Just not all that enjoyable, tastes cheaper than its price tag.  A disappointment, I had high hopes.  Maybe other barrels are better. 
Nose is dusty for a bourbon.  Palate is very sweet, very sweet, and um, let's see.  Very sweet.  This may be the sweetest bourbon I've ever tried.  There's not a lot else, but not in a bad way (meaning, the other traces of what's here aren't garbagey).  In the longish finish, spice and some heat linger.  It's definitely one-dimensional bourbon, but if you're looking for something that's just sweet, you may find this quite addicting.  B/B+ 
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