Willett 10 Year Bourbon (Barrel #828 “The Mohawk”) Review

This a 10 year bourbon that was selected by a local store and nicknamed “The Mohawk” due to the proprietor’s hair. It was bottled at 63.8% ABV.

Nose: Big vanilla with a lot of oak for only a 10 year bourbon. Fairly muted beyond those notes sadly.

Palate: Loads of butterscotch with hot, dry oak. Quite herbal with the heat intensifying over time.

Finish: Vanilla with a slight freezer burnt taste.

Rating: 80/100 – It’s a hot, oak bomb. The butterscotch is nice on the palate, but otherwise mostly too hot and one-dimensional.

Value for the money: This retailed for $80, which I wouldn’t pay again. Secondary climbed into $350+ though which is a rip off.

 

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