Willett Family Estate Bottled 4-Year-Old Rye aged in hand-selected white oak barrels for four years. The barrels that went into this small batch combined to make an amazing drinker. This whiskey is a blend of the high rye Willett mash bill (74% rye, 11% corn, 15% malted barley) with the low rye Willett mash bill (51% rye, 34% corn, 15% malted barley). A larger percentage of the high rye mash bill was used in the commingling process. This is a non-chillfiltered, cask-strength Rye Whiskey.
On the nose, there is a beautiful layering of brandied cherry over a mildly tart cherry. It opens with time and is reminiscent of cutting into your dessert with your fork, which releases cinnamon and baking spices with just a hint of oak to remind you that this is high-proof youthful. On the palate, this is a robust rye with dark cherry, burnt vanilla, and spices for days. It's a delicious rye with a weighty mouthfeel. It's exceptionally well balanced with the alcohol, so perfectly integrated at 112.2 proof, you'll forget it's there, but you'll find yourself smiling more and happier with each dram. The finish is long, and the spices dominate this batch, while the cherry does punch its way through to the surface. Enjoy the craftsmanship of the Willett Family Estate in every pour!