Willett 6 Year Old Single Barrel Rye #124

Willett 6 Year Old Single Barrel Rye #124 (58.7%, OB)

  • Category: US Rye Whiskey
  • Origin: Willet Distillery
  • Bottling: Willet Family Estate Bottling
  • ABV: 58.7%
  • Cost: $79.99


What they say:

Willet Family Estate Bottled Rye

tasting notes

We need more Rye to drink, so this is a great edition to the market. Even a quick nosing reveals that Rye nose of grassy, herbal goodness with a sweetness that follows it. The palate is well balanced with a herbal mintiness, intertwined with a sweetness that dances on your tongue until it exits with a spiciness. This is a great utility whiskey to drink neat, make an Old Fashioned, or hold up to a rock.

tasting notes courtesy of:
Bill Thomas,
Jack Rose Dining Saloon

What I say:

Produced and bottled at the Willet Distillery, an independent and family-owned distillery that dates back to 1936 situated on the outskirts of lovely Bardstown, Kentucky. This single barrel #124 Rye whiskey (distilled from at least 51% rye in the mashbill) was bottled at cask strength 58.7% ABV. Obtained as a sample exchange from Sjoerd at Malt Fascination


Dark autumnal brown 12/20 thick oily legs


Sweet, maple syrup, butterscotch, caramel, polished woody oak, some spiced cinnamon and nutmeg, peach and pear (tinned) fruit cherry, camp coffee, chicory leaf, tobacco, white pepper, maize


Popcorn, bubblegum, caramelised sugars, molasses, treacle, date, fig roll biscuits, spun sugar, toffee-covered popcorn, buttery caramel, toffee, butterscotch, fruity and spiced peach & cinnamon, tobacco, & sandalwood


Medium, sweet spiced fruit


Slightly fruity and spicy from the corn/maize, very nice

Score: 87/100

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