rye
spicy
oak
cinnamon
sweet
fruit
dry
orange
toasted
Spiral Willett Family Estate 4 Year Old Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey

Willett
Family Estate 4 Year Old Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Flamed bronze. 

Nose / Aroma / Smell
High alcohol content and spiciness of the Rye surprise the nose with power before toasted oak and toffee appear.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Taken neat, it’s a powerful dram. Flavors mingle with frolic stone fruits, vanilla, cherry and baking spices that come the surface.

Finish
It has a solid and complex finish normally only found in older spirits.
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Willett Family Estate 4 Year Old Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey is adored for its rye, spicy, oak and cinnamon flavor notes.

This Rye is carefully distilled at Willett distillery, United States.

Based on 117 votes, the average rating for Willett Family Estate 4 Year Old Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey is 8.7/10.

Top reviews for Willett Family Estate 4 Year Old Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey:

— Outstanding example of what rye should be. Aromatic with heavy spice balanced nicely by oak and dried fruit. Relatively mellow lingering finish at high proof

— Full carmel and vanilla to start, long cinnamon finish.

— My absolute favorite rye.
  • Category
    Rye
  • Style
    Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    57.5% - may vary
  • Distillery
    Willett Distillery
  • Age
    4 Year Old
  • Maturation
    White oak barrels

Willett Family Estate 4 Year Old Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey

(0.75l, 57.5% - may vary)


8.7/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Willett Family Estate 4 Year Old Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey
Ryan
Ryan,
Outstanding example of what rye should be. Aromatic with heavy spice balanced nicely by oak and dried fruit. Relatively mellow lingering finish at high proof
 
David
David,
Outstanding rye!
 
Sean
Sean,
Excellent. Much better at $60 when purchased from Flaviar a few weeks ago, but you can't go wrong with this one.
 
Shaun
Shaun,
Very good rye. Has a taste of dried fruit on the front and finishes with a taste of cinnamon and rye spice.
 
Sean
Sean,
This is excellent. Agree with much of flavor spiral, and ABV great so it is not too much of a burn to begin and yet many great flavors come through. This is a great rye compared to Peerless which has won several awards over the last year or two and about 1/2 the price. Don't miss out on this one!
 
Burton
Burton,
Yum. This is a rye forward rye. it won't be mistaken for a bourbon. And I dig it. Spice. Anise. Pepper. Clove. I am a bourbon lover, but I would like to have this on hand always when I wish for something very different.
 
Scott
Scott,
Full carmel and vanilla to start, long cinnamon finish.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
My absolute favorite rye.
 
Paige
Paige,
Hands down one of the best Ryes out there, especially if you can locate it for list price. Disregard the heat association with typical high proof whiskies, it is one of the smoothest available. The oaky, sweet, toasted cinnamon is dominant but doesn’t overshadow the Rye presence. A+ for Willett!
 
Jared
Jared,
This is a fantastic rye. This bottle has a complex and really bold flavor backed up by hard hitting 113 proof. If you like a heavy rye-spice flavor, you’ll love this bottle.
 
Clifford
Clifford,
I visited Willett this spring, and it was excellent. I therefore had hopes for this rye, and they were exceeded. I tasted it with my all-time favorite rye, WhistlePig single barrel, and while it wasn’t a match for that, it didn’t suffer much in the comparison. Really, really good rye.
 
Shane
Shane,
This rye surprised me, the initial taste is spicy but the finish is smooth. Has become one of my favorites.
 
Mathew
Mathew,
Subtle spice sneaks up on you for a nice smoother finish.
 
Jim
Jim,
Really like this rye. Great neat, add an orange peel and really opens up.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Family Estate 4 Year Old Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey... you had me at "Hello"
 
Ben
Ben,
Spicy deliciousness. 114 proof heaven.
 
KEVIN
KEVIN,
I LOVE IT, SO MUCH BETTER SOMEHOW THAN THE 3YR, WHICH IS ALSO GREAT. I'M A BIG FAN OF WILLET RYES.
 
Brock
Brock,
One of my favorite ry whiskeys. crazy to think this has been aged only 4 years. Super smooth and drinks more like a 10 year old.
 
guest
guest,
Amazing Rye. Great flavor and very smooth.
 
Ben
Ben,
Great when you want something strong that tastes strong, but good.
 
Richard
Richard,
It’s like a classic rye dialed up to 11. The nose and first taste are exactly as you’d expect (sweet caramel, baking spices) but after a few seconds the peppery flavors pop. I love a strong whiskey but this is almost too much. If pop rocks were made into a rye, this would be the bottle. It’s a challenging drink, if you’re into that.
 
Chris
Chris,
Really nice
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Delicious. Smooth!
 
Michael
Michael,
Nose is floral and spicy, with a bold taste of toffee and nice toasted oak. The oak lingers nicely on the finish. I can't believe this is 126 proof.
 
Ian
Ian,
If you like other Ryes you'll like this better. Complex, ridiculously smooth for its proof, and from everything I've read a huge improvement over the younger 3 year expression. Order a dozen!
 
Will
Will,
Hands down the best rye I've had. Tasted this blind, against others, on multiple occasions and it always comes out on top. Depends on the batch you get, but at 110 proof + it drinks like a 90. The Spice is there but not over powering, nice long finish, rich and complex!
 
Chip
Chip,
Fantastic. Bigger than Whistlepig taste, body, aroma profile and finish...almost 1/2 the price
 
Mark
Mark,
The rye of my dreams. Spicy, rich, long finish.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
One of my favorites, 126 proof that goes down smoother than most 80 proofs that I have. the flavor is exceptional.
 
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