Willett Bourbon Locator GuideSeptember 6th, 2008
Some of the Willett Bourbons and Ryes have been outstanding. But they’re often very difficult to find. I spoke with Drew, my contact at Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (the bottlers of Willett) yesterday, and here’s a brief synopsis of what he told me regarding what’s available where (and contact information!):
John, we sent 96 bottles of our 25YR/90.2 Proof to CA for distribution and 360 bottles to Japan. I believe that there was a total of 8 barrels for this release. Retail is around $150-$175 in CA.
We’ve also released several more barrels for distribution here in KY selected by The Party Source, specifically:
6YR/112.2 Proof Bourbon-108 bottles
7YR/123.4 Proof Bourbon-48 bottles
12YR/114.8 Proof Bourbon-72 bottles
16YR/147 Proof Bourbon-118 bottles
17YR/97.2 Proof Bourbon-168 bottles
These are due to hit shelves late next week. All are full barrel strength and unchill-filtered. If you interested please contact Jay Erisman (info below)
We will be doing a 7YR for Toddy’s Liquor (in Bardstown) that will hit shelves prior to the KY Bourbon Fest.
Our distributor Ledroit Brands in Washington DC selects barrels several times a year of many different ages that are available in the DC area. Ace Beverages always has a nice selection of the Willett Family Reserve Barrel Proof Whiskies. For more information please contact Bill Thomas (Ledroit Brands) at:
For all of you Willett enthusiasts, I hope this helps.