Saturday, January 18, 2014

Willet Pot Still Reserve Bourbon

This one has been sitting on the shelf for a long time- The bottle design (a classic copper pot still) is fantastic and makes for a great conversation piece. This is a single barrel product, so there is always going to be some variation barrel to barrel. This was bottle #58 of 222, from single barrel #9546. It is bottled at 94 proof. I found the flavor profile has grown on me after 2-3 tasting sessions. Purchased for $39.99.

Color: Copper Amber

Nose:Very pleasant. Maraschino cherries, vanilla, clove, dark chocolate, salted caramel, subtle mint. 

Taste: On the front end I'm getting caramel, maple syrup, vanilla, and salted popcorn. This transitions to notes of spice, oak and black pepper.  

Finish: Spice lingers. Buttered popcorn, caramel, spice, oak. 

Conclusion: This is a very drinkable bourbon. It has a unique flavor profile which is subtle yet balanced. It is readily available at most stores so definitely give this one a try! 

My Rating: B+ (Very Good) 

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