Willett 4 Year Old Family Estate Bottled Rye 56.4% 70cl
This is a rare release from The Willett Distillery, this is their family estate bottled small batch rye. Aged in hand selected white oak barrels for 4 years and then hand bottled at cask strength.
The nose is made of beautiful layering of brandied cherry over a mildly tart cherry. It opens up 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. A robust rye on the palate with dark cherry, burnt vanilla, and spices for days. It's a delicious rye with a weighty mouthfeel. It's insanely well balanced with the alcohol so perfectly integrated at 115 proof you'll forget its 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.