Willett 8 Year Rye (Giftshop Barrel #1433) Review

This an 8 year NDP rye from Willett that was sold at their giftshop. It’s bottled at 57.4% ABV.

Nose: Huge rye notes with charred oak and a nice, soft lavender note to balance out the spice. Rich and buttery overall.

Palate: Sweet but peppery with damp oak, rye cereal, vanilla, toffee, and a hint of acetone.

Finish: Very dry & oak forward with rye spice lingering – fairly astringent.

Rating: 86/100

Value for the money: This was round $85 which I think is a decent price as it competes fairly well with Colonel E.H. Taylor Straight Rye for me.

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