Review: Willett Pot Still Reserve

We were lucky enough to actually go to the Willett Distillery last summer, which was June 2014. We grabbed this bottle, Johnny Drum Private Stock, and Pure Kentucky, and out of trio, the Pot Still is the only one left. Sad face.  Oh, and my pot still t-shirt! Hooray for that! I definitely recommend vacations centered around booze and/or bourbon. Cheers!

On a more serious and informative note, our bottle says it is No. 224 of 282 from single barrel No. 9021.  Willett Distillery is also known as Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Kris actually talks about them in his Noah’s Mill review here.

Company: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (KBD)

Distillery: NDP. Not disclosed, possibly Heaven Hill.

Location: Bardstown, KY

Mash bill: No idea, I tried, Google let me down.

Age: NAS. Rumored 8-10 years.

ABV: 47% alcohol (94 proof)

Released: Ongoing

Price: $35? It was a year ago…

Color: Golden Blonde Girly Girl

Nose: Very light with almost no ethanol, with a slight fruit/plum smell, and a hint of oak.

Taste: It’s has a sweet vanilla caramely flavor, kinda like those Werther’s candies everyone’s grandparents have at their house.  Oh, or like those See’s Candies vanilla lollypops! Yum.

Finish: See ya later bourbon! The finish is short and sweet leaving you with a hint of warmth to make you feel happy inside.

Overall:  I really like this bourbon, the only reason we have some left it because I only drink it very rarely, so I can keep it as long as possible.  It’s kind of hard to find here in Oklahoma, but sometimes you can catch it at large liquor stores in the Dallas area. I definitely will need to grab another next time I see one. Until then, I’ll slowly be sipping away at this one,

I’m very easily swayed by a good looking bottle, and even more so by one that looks like a pot still. Thumbs up on the bottle design, boys! 👍

Rating: 4/5

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