This is a 12 year bourbon that was released at the Willett gift shop about a year ago. It is bottled at 62.9% ABV.
Nose: Cigar ashes, caramel, birthday cake with vanilla cream cheese frosting.
Palate: Hot with the sweet grain pulling through with an earthy profile. Oak is pretty strong for 12 years.
Finish: Still pretty hot with astringent oak and tobacco.
Rating: 82/100 – A bit too hot for its own good and not very complex.
Value for the money: Gift shop Willett’s tend to be quite price (typically $10-$15 per year), so this one probably retailed around $125+ which is way too much. I’d peg this at about a $50 bourbon.