Review #1100 – Wild Turkey 10yr Single Barrel, Single Cask Nation Selection

Review #1100 | Bourbon Review #559 – Wild Turkey 10yr Single Cask Nation

The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Wild Turkey. Bottled at cask strength with no filtering, this release from Single Cask Nation is 10 years old and bottled at a healthy 61%+ ABV

Distiller: Wild Turkey (Kentucky, USA)

Bottler: Single Cask Nation

ABV: 61.7% ABV

Age: 10 Years, 8 Months

Additional Information: Barrel 16-313 | NCF | Bottle x/130 | Rickhouse K-6

Nose: Clove, rich cocoa. Anise, confectioners sugar, light orange peel. Sweet, earthy. No real ethanol. 

Taste: Medium mouth feel. No real heat. Sweet cocoa, lots of oak, rich cocoa. Faint citrus, bitter earthiness. Anise is gone, sweetness as well. 

Finish: Medium in length, growing more bittler. Lots of oak, some astringency, drying and tannic. Light orange peel. Clove, pepper, tobacco. 

Overall: I absolutely love the nose on this, but the palate and finish are total bitter bombs which really doesn’t jive with my palate. It’s unfortunate, and undoubtedly a huge hit to those who like bitter oak structure and tannic flavor bombs but this is too dry and tannic to really be something I’d reach for again. 

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

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