Review #89 Noah's Mill
Age: NAS (Rumored Blend of 4 - 20 years)
BACKGROUND: Willett distillery has one of the most unique histories of all American Whiskey distilleries. They have and continue to source whiskey and distill and produce their own whiskey. Willett Distillery operates under the name Kentucky Bourbon Distillers. Willett produces the Willett Family Estate Bourbon (Purple Top), Family Estate Rye (Green Top), Willett Pot Still Bourbon, Noah's Mill, Rowan's Creek, Old Bardstown, and Pure Kentucky. Noah's Mill is one of Willett's sourced whiskey brands. There is not a lot of information on Noah's Mill but it once carried a 15 year age statement that has since been removed. It is rumored to be a blend of 4 - 20 year old bourbons. The whiskeys blended together to make Noah's Mill have all types of mashbills including different percentages of rye and wheat in their bourbons.
NOSE: Noah's Mill has a rich and complex nose consisting of rich and bold notes of toffee, caramel, roasted pecans, salt water taffy, dark fruit (think plum), aged wood, and smooth baking spice. The nose is smooth, rich, complex, unique, delicious, well-aged, and bold. (24/25)
PALATE: As soon as the whiskey touches your lips you are welcomed with rich dried fig, sweet dark chocolate, molasses, candied pecans, rich caramel, and smooth oak. It is quite chewy and rich with a nice subtle spice that makes the whiskey so enjoyable. This whiskey is balanced, smooth, rich, and bold. There is no burn whatsoever but the whiskey does warm you reminding you of the proof. (37/40)
FINISH: The finish is long and smooth with some flavors of bitter oak, rye spice, leather, and cracked pepper. It is very long and bold and warms you up. (23/25)
VALUE: Noah's Mill has an SRP of $50 and honestly, that is a steal. It drinks like an older whiskey and has a fantastic and delicious flavor profile. (10/10)
FINAL THOUGHTS: Noah's Mill is a hidden gem. Compared blind in a flight with other highly sought after whiskeys, Noah's Mill beat a few including Stagg Jr Batch 13, Elijah Craig Barrel Proofs, Little Book, and Woodford Reserve Batch Proof. I would break this whiskey out for someone who knows whiskey values, pour this for them blind, and have them guess the value. I hate writing this review as I do not want to see prices soar but this is truly something special. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone.
Similar & Slightly Better Whiskey: Old Forester 150th Anniversary Batch 2
Similar & Equal Whiskey: Michter's Barrel Strength Bourbon
Similar & Slightly Worse Whiskey: Stagg Jr Batch 13
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96-100: The perfect dram, juice of the gods
90-95: Near perfect, truly incredible whiskey
85-89: Amazing whiskey, will always try to keep a backup bottle of this
80-84: Very good, some minor flaws here or there
75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink, Will try and keep a bottle on the shelf
70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get this
60-69: Decent, would offer this up to non whiskey drinkers
50-59: Not my cup of tea
Below 50: Give away