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Willett Pot Still

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  • Distiller:

    Various

  • Bottler:

    Willett

  • ABV:

    47%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: Willett Pot Still Reserve may be worth a little extra coin to showcase the bottle on your shelf, though after visually taking it in, the flavor profile might leave some a bit disappointed.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: With the distinctive packaging, this bourbon also makes a great gift for just about any bourbon drinker. Overall, Willett Pot Still Reserve will not disappoint, but it also doesn’t have any wow-factor that sets it apart from the pack.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish long and varies. Runs from caramel, floral, herbal and apple notes.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste is lemony and tart at first, with a wave of cinnamon that accentuates the tartness without overpowering it. The finish is tart with a lingering lemony touch.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: There’s a subtle bit of cocktail cherries on the medium-length finish, which again reminds me of Old Bardstown, but that bourbon has a slightly richer palate, higher proof, and a significantly lower price tag. Pot Still Reserve is solid stuff, but it doesn’t quite live up to its fancy packaging.
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  • Raided Score: 72
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Not a lot going on here, its hot, muted palate paired with a short, astringent finish lands this squarely in multiple flaw territory.
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  • Intro:

    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.

  • 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, its hot, muted palate paired with a short, astringent finish lands this squarely in multiple flaw territory.

  • Score:

    3

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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