Willett Distillery

Willett Distillery remains independently family owned and operated. Under the leadership of parents Even and Martha Willett Kulsveen and now the fifth generation of family distillers, siblings Britt and Drew Kulsveen, are continuing the family tradition of spirits excellence, generosity and southern hospitality.

The family of brand labels of Kentucky Bourbons and Rye Whiskey from the Willett distillery include Willett, Johnny Drum, Old Bardstown, Noah’s Mill, Rowan’s Creek, Pure Kentucky and Kentucky Vintage.

Johnny Drum Black Label

Johnny Drum Black Label

43% alc./vol. (86 proof) 
Small Batch - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

tasting notes

The nose is reminiscent of walking along the edge of the woods where flowers, mint and honeysuckle are growing at the base of pine trees.

The palate is an oily caramel carrying notes of oak and a peppery finish.

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Johnny Drum Private Stock

Johnny Drum Private Stock

50.5% alc./vol. (101 proof) 
Small Batch - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

tasting notes

The nose is sour apple, vanilla, and oak.

The palate is a snowball rolling over fruits, vanilla, and spices, mixing them all together into a well-balanced and complex Whiskey.

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Kentucky Vintage

Kentucky Vintage

45% alc./vol. (90 proof) 
Small Batch - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 

tasting notes

Nose is sweet vanilla, ripe fruit, and oak notes.

The palate is buttery with a sweetness that I can only describe as "candied corn."

The oak notes cut the sweetness, reminding you that you’re drinking a Bourbon.

 

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Pure Kentucky

Pure Kentucky

53.5% alc./vol. (107 proof) 
Small Batch - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

tasting notes

Aptly named, because when you think of Kentucky, you think Bourbon.

The nose is toffee, fruit, eucalyptus and oak.

The palate is cinnamon, toffee, caramel, pepper, oak, and spices.

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Noah’s Mill Small Batch

Noah’s Mill Small Batch

57.15% alc./vol. (114.3 proof) 
Small Batch - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 

tasting notes

One of the most lush and rich Whiskeys on the market.

The nose is walnuts, prunes, and floral notes.

The palate mimics the nose with walnuts, prunes, spices, intertwined with lavender and balanced with the perfect amount of acid, that leads you down a path of lingering burnt caramel.

 

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Old Bardstown Estate Bottled

Old Bardstown Estate Bottled

50.5% alc./vol. (101 proof) 
Small Batch - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 

tasting notes

Nose is sweet, herbal, citrus.

The palate is herbaceous, sweet fruit, vanilla, on a layer of oak and earthiness that goes on like a champion marathon runner.

 

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Rowan’s Creek

Rowan’s Creek

50.05% alc./vol. (100.1 proof) 
Small Batch - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

tasting notes

Bringing your nose to the glass and your olfactory is treated to caramel and vanilla layered on herbal and floral notes.

The mouthfeel starts oily but finishes dry. 

On the palate you are treated to sweet caramel, vanilla, dusted in floral notes... finishing notes of oak and a lingering spiciness.

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Willett Pot Still Reserve

Willett Pot Still Reserve

47% alc./vol. (94 proof) 
Small Batch - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

tasting notes

Nose is "vanilla lemon cake." The palate is a balance of caramel, vanilla, spices and citrus. I'm not sure if they made the opulent bottle to match the Whiskey or vice versa.

Available in 1500ml , 700ml ,50ml.

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Willett Family Estate Rye Whiskey

Willett Family Estate Rye Whiskey

We need more Rye to drink, so this is a great edition to the market. Even a quick nosing reveals that Rye nose of grassy, herbal goodness with a sweetness that follows it. The palate is well balanced with a herbal mintiness, intertwined with a sweetness that dances on your tongue until it exits with a spiciness. This is a great utility whiskey to drink neat, make an Old Fashioned, or hold up to a rock.

ABV 55.8%

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