Established in 1935 and still a private family owned and operated company, Willett Distillery (aka Kentucky Bourbon Distillers or ‘KBD’) are rather like an American version of a Scottish-style independent bottler. They purchase barrels of young whiskey and age them in their hill-top warehouses south of Bardstown. Older expressions have become blue chip investments with a 24 year old Willett selling for upwards of 10K. That kind of upside makes this 12 year old seem like a steal.
With an outturn of just 113 bottles (we have less than a handful), this is oozing collector appeal. Single barrel. Natural strength. Super limited. 58.9% Alc./Vol.