By: David Othenin-Girard
K&L Staff Member
Ignore the ugly label. Ignore goofy name. Ignore the meaningless XO moniker. Consider the wonderful source of this special bourbon - WILLETT FAMILY. Consider the proof - 107! Consider the price - $35. Considering that this whisky is nearly 10 years of age that makes it one hell of a deal. It reminds me of a higher proof version of Elijah Craig which is bottled right down the road. A nose big pepper and cinnamon, dark cocoa and fine exotic wood. Hints of orange liqueur, rich toffee and sweet caramel bring this special whiskey back down to earth. It's not the floral feminine style you might find in a Rowan's Creek (which includes some very old whiskey, but older isn't always better you know?) and really shouldn't be compared to that one. But, if you like a bold power style this might be the one for you.