Review # | /r/Bourbon Review # – Willett Family Estate 6yr SiB Rye
Distiller: ??? (MGP)
ABV: 55% ABV
Age: 6 Years
Nose: Molasses, brown sugar, there’s some pine and dough notes with a good deal of light minty freshness.
Taste: There’s dill, mint and sugar. Hot but delicious. Sweetness really flows in with more woodiness, brown sugar and maples. There’s some odd confectioners sugar too but that isn’t as prominent as the others.
Finish: This one is long and minty. Warm but really satisfying. A little rough though. The mint here though is definitely more spearmint than dill which really to me is what sets it apart from SAOS 7yr (apart, not above). lots of rich sugar here too.
Overall: I don’t know what a bottle of this goes for since I traded for the end of this fella but it’s satisfying and delicious. Worth up to $60 or so in my eyes since that’s what I’d pay before I really started to get suspicious of the quality.
To me, this is a solid rye. Definitely above Jim Beam rye and some of the other younger ryes in the arena. I’d take this over Baby Saz, Jim Beam Rye, CEHT Rye and even Michters Rye. If it was a little less rough on the finish and the mint was toned down just a hair it could have easily eeked its way into a 7.
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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