Nose – Bold and punchy. The classic “Willett note” I’ve spoken of in other Willett reviews is evident, along with rich caramel, and a perfumy-sweetness.
Taste – Hot, for sure. There’s a bit of punishment that comes along with Willett Ferrell here, and all 133.6 proof points show up to the party. That being said, it’s not just an ethanol rocker, there is a bold sweetness that rides through this sip. Caramel, cherry, and sweet fruit. The complexity here is impressive. Spice comes rolling through the back of the palate.
Finish – Long as they get. There’s no lack of flavor here. Big sweet palate-coating caramel and ethanol make way for fruit, and then the spice comes in. Pretty pronounced cinnamon. You can effectively consider this finish a later, rinse, repeat process as the finish just goes on for days.