For Whisky Lovers Whiskey Selection: Willet Pot Still Bourbon – American Whiskey News

Greetings My Fellow WhiskeyLovers –

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This week I was visited by a rep from Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (KBD), a family owned and operated company created in 1935 as the Willett Distilling Company, which still operates on a site that began as the family farm just outside of Bardstown Kentucky.

The company rarely produces whisky under the KBD name, choosing instead to market their brands using Willet Distilling Company or various fictitious company names. These other business names often correspond to the bottling brand names, such as the Old Bardstown Distilling Company for the Old Bardstown bourbon brand and the Noah’s Mill Distilling Company for the Noah’s Mill bourbon brand.

Which brings me to this weeks Whiskey Wednesday feature: Willet Kentucky Straight Pot Still Reserve Whiskey.

Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon is a Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey introduced in 2008 and bottled at 47% abv, with 8-10 year aging.

Each bottle is sealed with a label identifying the individual aging barrel, the number of the bottle within the series of bottles from that barrel, and the total number of bottles from the barrel (example: “Bottle No. 116 of 242 from Single Barrel 149”).

Willett Pot Still Reserve is bottled in a decorative decanter that received a double gold award for packaging design at the 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. In addition to the double gold medal for packaging, the whiskey was also awarded a gold medal for taste at the event.

Malt Advocate Magazine rated Willett Pot Still Reserve at 90 “outstanding”.

The price for a bottle of Willet Pot Still Reserve is $39.95 , and I urge you to try this bourbon. It truly is a phenomenal whiskey.

Until next week….have fun!

Doug Stone




“Soft and elegant on the nose and palate, and very well balanced. An incredibly drinkable whiskey, it was bottled at just the right time based on its great balance of flavors. Notes of vanilla, coconut, and creme brulee provide a base for emerging notes of cedar wood shavings, cinnamon, soft mint and a hint of fennel. A very graceful bourbon” – Malt Advocate Magazine Q2 2008 issue (Vol. 17, #2)

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