Review #1266 – Willett Single Barrel Bourbon Roksey

The Schtick: This is a Willett release of bourbon distilled at Willett Estate. Dumped from barrel 2047 and aged for 6 years, this release was bottled at cask strength. Let’s dive in.


Review #1266 | Bourbon Review #590

Distiller: Willett

Bottler: Willett

Selection: N/A

ABV: 61.3% ABV

Age: 6 Years


Nose: Fruity banana bread, honey, toffee. Fresh baked bread, raisins, lightly herbal. Really desserty and bready for a bourbon.

Taste: Sweet yeasty donut. Banana. Clove. Brown sugar. Light herbal character. Lots of heat. Some pepper.

Finish: Long, warm but loaded with bread, pepper, clove and molasses. More banana here.

Overall: Really interesting here. I’ve never gotten this much banana / Juicy Fruit on a bourbon before. Wild stuff but not my favorite. Certainly not bad, though.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


Comments

  1. DanZ

    Interesting. This is a great reality check considering the hype and limited availability of these bottles. Really makes you wonder about the cut off price point for bourbon, but that’s hard to do when the other half of the price you’re paying for is it’s rarity; and when it all comes down to it, this stuff is average yet so demanded. Great review, thank you.

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