Review #1450 – Pursuit Series 017

The Schtick: Recently, John from Bourbon Finder and I were chatting about doing some blind samples for one and other. Coupled with the fact he was interested in trying agave, we agreed to meet up and share some blind samples of a couple expressions of stuff we had been drinking. This is a blind sample from that, and I was given the reveal after completing all 4 samples and sending over my notes. Let’s dive in.

Review #1450 | Bourbon Review #632

Distiller: Willett

Bottler: Pursuit Spirits

Brand: Pursuit Spirits

Selection: Pursuit Spirits

ABV: 65.25% ABV

Age: 6 Years

Nose: Really floral and fruity. Orange marmalade, melon, berry and some apple. Pretty perfume-y.

Taste: Apples and pears, graham cracker crust. Medium mouth feel but hot. The fruit gives way to perfume sweetness.

Finish: Long, hot, searing finish. Lavender, tannins, apple. vanilla and some tannins.

Overall: Good, but really hot. This was revealed to me to be to be Pursuit Series Episode 017, a 6yr high-rye bourbon from Willett. The notes are really nice, but the ABV is unbridled. I bet in 3-4 years this will be singing.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

9 Most Recent Willett Expressions I Have Reviewed:



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

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