Slightly lean initially on the bouquet, but opens with dry oak, spices, cocoa, and caramel. The leanness continues on the palate and again widens to give a mature mouth feel with oak, vanilla and some molasses. Finishes with full rich oaky flavours, sultanas, coffee - dry but well -balanced.
Johnny Drum Private Stock Bourbon
Grower: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers
Style: Bourbon Whiskey
Age: No Age Statement
Alcohol: 50.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 70cl
6 in stock
In 1935, the distillery was erected on a farm, purchased by Lambert Willett, father of Thompson Willett, founder of the Willett Distilling Company. Thompson’s brother, Johnny Willett, was an established engineer, who was responsible for the construction of the distillery. The newly barreled whiskey was stored in one of the eight warehouses, each capable of holding between 5,000-6,000 barrels (Total capacity 48,623 barrels). The warehouses were built on some of the highest ground in the county, assuring that a fresh breeze would aid in the maturation of the whiskey. Five years after the foundation of the Willett Distilling Company Lambert retired from the Max Selliger & Co. to manage his farm and oversee the distilling process. The Willett Distilling Company continued to operate until the early 1980’s. The Willett’s had made their mark on the Bourbon industry and it was now time for them to retire. On July 1, 1984, Even G. Kulsveen (pronounced Evan), a native of Hamar, Norway, and son-in-law to Thompson Willett, purchased the property from the Willett’s and formed Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd. Even Kulsveen continues to operate at the facility to this day.