The Schtick: This is supposedly a blend of 8-10 year old whiskies, according to murky internet information. The sample I am trying bears the small batch designation, although it once was a single barrel release. It is generally well accepted that this is a sourced product, with more and more of the blend being replaced by Willett produced bourbon as their stocks come of age. I will admit, it is sort of cute, as far as distillery produced and sold miniatures go.
Distiller: Various (Blend)
Bottler: Willett Family Estate (KBD)
ABV: 47% ABV
Batch | Key: 16604|40004
Source: Gift Shop Mini
Nose: Corn, wet cardboard (mild), vanilla icing, faint clove
Taste: Thin, some heat. Corn, vanilla, grass, really not a lot going on here. Maybe faint oak.
Finish: Short, hot. Oaky, faintly musty, some vanilla. Astringent.
Overall: Not a lot going on here, it’s hot, muted palate paired with a short, astringent finish lands this squarely in multiple flaw territory.
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