Unlike Willett Bourbon (pot still bourbon, not the other stuff which I have yet to try), I really like Willett rye or as it’s officially known, “Willett Family Estate Bottled Rye Aged 2 Years Cask Strength (ALC/VOL varies).”
Unfortunately though, Willett rye doesn’t like me all that much. For whatever reason, if I have more that one dram of Willett rye I get a pounding headache. Don’t know what it is.
Color: Old Gold
Nose: Cherry, pinewood, cereal grain notes, vanilla, oranges; with water added, licorice, perfume
Palate: Mint, honey, citrus notes, corn
Finish: More mint, herbal; with water added, floral and fruit notes
None that I could find.
Tasting Grade: B-
It’s spicy and strong, and it’s excellent in a cocktail. I do taste the mint as well as those “citrus notes.” A solid everyday rye.
Value Grade: B
I think you can pick one up for around $30. Given that it’s cask strength, that’s a pretty good deal.
Overall Grade: B-
Not the best rye on the market but a nice option at its price point.