Review #277. Old Bardstown Bottled in Bond Willett re-review

Whiskey Network Review #277 | /r/Bourbon Review #152: Old Bardstown Bottled in Bond


Distiller: Willett

Bottler: Willett

ABV: 50% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Sample


Color: Maple Brown

Nose: Molasses turned up to 11. Overload. Delicious overload. Leather and clove, maple and some dusty, mildly vegetal notes. Little bit of wet paper. Lots of sweet and good balance of clove, maple and maple. Mmmm

Taste: Maple. Fruity banana, some apple. clove and leather, dusty oaky molasses.

Finish: Long and deceptively complex. This is surprising me in all sorts of ways. Maple and not at all hot.

Overall: It’s good, and above average. Maple like no tomorrow and a complex, long gentle finish. I enjoy it a whole lot despite knowing basically nothing about it. I rate it squarely a cut above the median, garnering a respectable 6! In fact, I’d probably take this over W12 any day.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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


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