We are pleased to share with you our December Whiskey of the Month, Willett Pot Still Reserve. By Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, one of the finest small-batch distilleries in America, founded as Willett Distilling Company in 1936 and still in the care of a Willett family branch, Willett Pot Still Reserve is a single barrel bottling of exceptional character, alongside other Kentucky Bourbon Distillers’ offerings such as Rowan’s Creek, Noah’s Mill, and Family Reserve Bourbon and Rye.
Featuring a mash bill of corn, rye, and barley, Willett Pot Still Reserve exhibits wonderful citrus and spice notes on the nose, including orange peel, banana, jasmine blossoms, and ginger, which gives way to a medium-bodied palate at 94 proof, with flavors of honey, caramel, black tea, and toasty cocoa and charcoal notes. The finish is medium length, and this is where the rye in the mash bill stands out, with herbal and green tea flavors, and a tinge of pepper and freshly fallen nut husks. Adding a dram of water brings out toffee and buttery pecan flavors as well.
Delicious neat, with a rock or two, or in your favorite bourbon cocktail, we invite you to try this bourbon by one of Kentucky’s finest houses. As always, receive a complimentary pour any time you visit for a meal simply by presenting your Big Jones Bourbon Society Passport. If you don’t have a passport, please ask your server or bartender on your next visit; it’s free to join the Big Jones Bourbon Society.