Willett 3 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey - Grain & Vine | Curated Wines, Rare Bourbon and Tequila Collection

Willett 3 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

$ 50

  • Appearance:  Sexy.  In the bottle and in the glass.  Refined, upscale sexy.
  • Nose:  Huge vanilla.  Nougat, chocolate, and deep crisp dark rye.  Then the spices: anise, clove, cinnamon stick, pepper.  Finally - a little whiff of...  Bazooka Joe bubble gum?  Something like that, very sweet, sugary candy.
  • Body:  So clean and delicious.  The sweetness comes back with a little bit of caramel popcorn.  The rye grains are so compact and punchy, it's a great balance of sweet vanilla candy and crisp dry grain.  There's also a hint of that oiled leather, old wood taste that you get from much older whiskies floating in there.
  • Finish:  A very long and lovely finish for a rye.  There's a hint of char/smoke, some welcome spirit warmth, and more of the rich vanilla.  Early in the bottle we preferred a few drops of water, once it had a few weeks to open up, we preferred it straight (this is common with Willetts, open the bottle as soon as you get it and let it sit for a couple of weeks, you'll be delighted).


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