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Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon

Bourbon /47% ABV / Kentucky, United States

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Kentucky, United States

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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. 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.

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  • Russell

    A relative novice, I’ve tried only 15- 20“quality”bourbons: Makers, Russell’s, Booker, Eagle, Buffalo….etc. I love Willett. The distinct progression of notes is stand alone entertainment.

  • Andrea Christiansen.
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    It’s amazingly smooth

  • Richard
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    Love it really smooth and good taste

  • Jonathan H.
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    The best

  • Patz
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    My favorite bourbon to drink straight. Love the taste...

  • DENNY F.
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    Sux that I found the same bourbon at my local store much, much cheaper!!! I really need to shop before I buy online again!!!

  • Michael M.
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    My go to that isnt allocatednyet

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  • Joe

    I’m not understanding why this is rated so high as this is often rated as one of the worst bourbons around. Some love it but I found it to be a $5 bourbon in a $35 bottle. Looks cool on the shelf though.

  • Mark

    The near consensus 5 star reviews are puzzling. This is widely considered to be one the most polarizing bourbons on the market. Some do love it, personally I found it to be a drain pour. Cool bottle, but bad juice


Bourbon is a corn-based, aged spirit that, while legally can be produced anywhere in the U.S., is Kentucky’s signature liquor; in fact, Kentucky distilleries make 95% of the world’s bourbon and the Bluegrass State hosts over a million visitors annually for bourbon tasting tourism.
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
Much like how a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square, bourbon is a whiskey — but because of the stricter standards set for bourbon distillers, most whiskies are not considered bourbons.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Bourbon’s ingredient list is short and sweet (literally): corn, other grains, water and yeast. Barley, wheat and rye grains are often featured in the mash composition alongside the liquor’s signature corn base, but even so, the FDA considers straight bourbon as a gluten-free product that is safe for those with Celiac Disease or for individuals who suffer from other forms of gluten intolerance.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.
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