Review #80. Willett Family Estate 2yr Rye

Review #80 | /r/Bourbon Review #44 – Willett Family Estate 2yr Rye

The Schtick: This is a 2 year release of Willett’s own rye distillate bottled at Cask Strength.


Distiller: Willett

Bottler: Willett

ABV: 55.7% ABV

Age: 2 Years

Source: Sample


Nose: Vanilla and rye spice. Some nougat and clove.

Taste: Spicy with a mild note of plastic. Vanilla and clove sweeps in with some odd vegetable notes. Cinnamon and molasses on the way out. Pretty green but it’s only 2 years old.

Finish: Short but not too hot for the proof. It’s complex while it’s here and I am pretty surprised – it’s a generally acceptable quality finish for something so young.

Overall: This is the youngest Willet I’ve had and I’m impressed with what they are doing with their own distillate. I will be very much looking forward to see how age treats this distillate.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


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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