Willett Family Estate Bottled 2 Year Straight Rye
Willett Distilling Company // Kentucky, USA
The Willett Estate in Bardstown, Kentucy originally began producing whiskey in 1937, but, during the Oil Crisis of the 1970s, the distillery was utilized to produce ethanol to compensate for the fuel shortage. Following the crisis, the distillery produced whiskey for some time, and then transitioned to sourcing and bottling whiskey both for its own labels (Rowan's Creek, Noah's Mill, Willett Pot Still Reserve, etc.) and others' (Black Maple Hill, Michter's, among others). The Two-Year Rye, released in 2014, is the first estate-produced whiskey to emerge from the distillery in about three decades. Bottled at 54.7% ABV.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask TypeNew, Charred American oak