||Virgin Charred Oak|
|Distiller||N/A (Produced By Willett)|
This whiskey was the flagship Willett brand before the distillery started to distill in 2012, and, thus, it was based on sourced product. Now, it may be their own product - but they could well be still sourcing the whisky so I left the Distiller as “N/A”.
The bottle for this product is extremely unique - it is in the shape of a pot still, and it certainly stands out. The picture above is of a mini bottle, which are also in the pot still shape!
Bottling Code: N/A
Bottling Date: ~2018
The nose is very fruity and unusual for a bourbon – plums, red mulberries, white gooseberry, dried pineapple – but we also have oak and a bit of dry, sweet oak and maple. There are some nice floral touches and a bit of vegetal rye – a hit with me, always. The palate continues with the fruit notes but it has a really nice touch of earthiness and fruity rye, and some caramel – but it’s a lighter sugar caramel rather than a really rich one. Quite herbal - the finish has apple, sweet corn, light herbal notes, and a rich woodiness. Quite a nice bourbon!
Highly Recommended (49% of all whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).
Value: High at around the $40 USD mark, at least against the Canadian market. Much higher than that, it falls more into the average value category.