Whiskey Tasting Review – Willett Pot Still Reserve

Consensus Rating (0-100, from previously collected ratings) – No Consensus Ratings

What are you reviewing? Willett Pot Still Reserve

What overall grade do you give it? C

Do you remember how much you paid for the bottle? $55

Is the whiskey worth what you paid? No

Nose – Very little nose here, which is strange. Ever so slight notes of vanilla and almost a dusty trace of allspice. It just withers in the Glencairn.

Palate – This is where the WPSR seems to shine. Although the nose is faint of vanilla, it is full on the palate, very creamy. It reminds me of vanilla-flavored milk. Very little alcohol heat.

Finish – Again, no alcohol burn, with just the slightest cinnamon that also tingles on the lips. The finish lasts for just a couple of seconds and then disappears.

Does this whiskey remind you of a different whiskey? No, this tastes like someone’s entry into the bourbon world…very easy to drink with zero harshness, and maybe a one-note example of bourbon flavor with the very creamy vanilla.

In your opinion, what’s the best use of this whiskey (sipping or mixing? Any recommendations on a particular mix? This is one for bourbon newcomers to enjoy neat or with a rock or two.

Is there anything about the whiskey we should know that we didn’t ask? I purchased this after the Willett tour, figuring it would be a cool conversation piece on my bar. Didn’t think I would see it outside Kentucky, and I was wrong, so it has lost a bit of it’s souvenir status to me. When the bourbon’s gone, this will be my Infinity bottle .

Author: stlbourbonbuyers

Father, bourbon enthusiast, husband.

Leave a Reply