About This Item
A blend of a barely legal 51% rye mash bill and a 74% rye mash bill, the Three Year Estate Bottled Straight Rye Whiskey from Willett is the product of the distillery on the actual estate.
Willett's parent company, Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, has been sourcing and bottling whiskies since the mid-1980s, bottling them under a series of well-respected labels (Rowan's Creek, Noah's Mill, among others). The company decided to resume production of it's own distillate in the early-2010s, and this is the second, slightly older batch of Willett's rye whiskey.
Nose: Lemongrass, caramelised apple and a hint of savoury thyme.
Palate: Herbaceous elements continue on to the palate, now joined by mint and cinnamon.
Finish: A crackle of black pepper, tempered by brown sugar and beeswax.