The Willett Distilling Company or Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, as it is also known, is a small, family-owned company that markets Bourbon and Rye Whiskey. They’re located in Bardstown, Kentucky. As a relatively large independent bottling company, they’re called the big daddy of Bourbon and Rye Bottling.
The company wasn’t actually operating as a distillery from 1980 to 2012, when they re-established the distilling process using both column and pot stills. So far they’ve been using Whiskey distilled elsewhere to make their products, and it will be a few more years before they can use their own distillates because of the necessary ageing process.
Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon was introduced in 2008 and is a hand-selected, limited x Kentucky straight Bourbon, aged 8-10 years and bottled at 47% ABV. It comes in one of the coolest decanters on the market.
Member Reviews and Ratings of Willett Pot Still Reserve
was smooth...little too sweet for me....wife loved it
The only reason I don’t rate this 10 stars is because I don’t know if there is anything else out there that is better. Willett was everything you want and more. Pleasing to the nose and smooth on the pallet. It’s flavor spiral is right on and will leave you wanting more, so be careful. Will buy multiples of this.
Nearest bottle in town and the contents do not disappoint. Has an oakey taste, which I’m fond of. Finish is medium and overall a damned good bourbon.
Very very smooth! I love it. I am a real fan of Koval which is very smooth and always hesitate to buy anything else but wow this is a great one and have already ordered 2 more!!! Love it
Truly a delight. Nice smooth flavor with a little kick! Perfect for sipping and a great value.
Very nice sipping bourbon. Smooth with an early sweetness. My #2 after Bookers.
Really good to sip on.
Smooth. Great neat.
Outstanding - smooth with great favors
Really impressed, I will definitely be buying another bottle
Really impressed, I will definitely buying another bottle.
Incredibly smooth. Love it.
Best serve neat. Sweet up front with the spicy in the end. I would try other offerings from the Willett distillery, one of my favorites is Noah’s Mill
A very smooth bourbon. I would say this is definitely a must-have for any whiskey collector
Have not tried it yet. Flaviar app states it’s a single barrel bourbon and I received a small batch bourbon.
Love it. A must have whenever I can find it. Smooth and sweet.
Surprisingly smooth. Long mouth feel with the rye coming in late. Really enjoy this one
Very enjoyable bourbon! Best neat.
One of the best bourbons out there.
I bought it intending to make an oil lamp from the bottle. What a pleasant surprise to find that the bottle is bought for its shape held such fantastic bourbon. It’s become a staple for social functions among my friends. I can’t recommend this enough.
Very smooth all the way around.
One of my favorites and priced to be able to have as a weekly drinker. Smooth and mellow. You have to try this out. If you like Basil Hayden you will love this.
I like it.
Stuff is legit
It is a very good, balanced, Kentucky straight Bourbon, with a delicate birth & woody life that lead to a spicy death.
Excellent. Has a sweet but spicy taste. I’m a big fan.
Very smooth very sweet. Wonderful for the price.
Nose: buttery, sweet vanilla, brown sugar, nutmeg, allspice. Tastin Notes: sweet and buttery, gradually warming, light oak. Finish: light oak, warm, sweet, maple syrup.
Like the vanilla on front end with smooth finish
if only.... I live in a small market so I've only had a small tasting. would love to have it featured all the time in my home bar!
Vanilla at the front of the tongue. Smoky and hot finish. Different. Not bad, just different. Some notes are too mild and I think the heat is too strong. Definitely worth having because it is different from other bourbon flavor profiles, bit I would have to be in the mood for it to drink it.
Top of my list
Very smooth with a lot of flavor. I'm a big scotch guy, but love this bourbon.
Some junk drifting around in the tube. I don't know if that's normal but I assumed that anything steeped in that much alcohol was safe to drink. Tasted strong and the alcohol was a little overpowering to the flavour.
Warm but rough. Plenty of oak and with a little bitterness in the finish.
Smooth even when consumed neat. Sweet caramel and vanilla. Spice toward the end. DELICIOUS!
Great vanilla. A bit thin. Most of the flavors are delicious but too light. I would feel justified pay $50 for a bottle.
Smooth, easily drinkable, but not remarkable enough to be a mainstay in my collection