Willett Distillery Family Estate Bottled Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey
Medium-bodied barrel strength whiskey; much as the 2-year expression, this drinks surprisingly elegant for a Cask Strength Rye Whiskey. There is the initial spice punch, but it dissipates rather quickly into a very enjoyable sweet/spice combination.
The earliest Willett, from this particular Willett family branch, that we can trace back to with 100% certainty, is Edward Willett, who was born on October 19, 1657 in Hertford, England. Exactly when Edward was brought to America by his uncle, Charles Willett, is up for debate. Mary Louise Donnelly, who wrote Edward Willett, Colonial Maryland Pewterer, County Clerk, Plantation Owner, His Ancestors and Descendants, states, "it was probably as early as 1666." This much we know – Edward was in Maryland as a young boy.