Review #1402 – Wild Turkey Masters Keep Cornerstone Rye

The Schtick: This annual entry in Wild Turkeys Master’s Keep line is finally a rye from Turkey. Distilled from a barely legal rye mashbill, and bottled at 54.5% ABV, this 9ish year rye has been long awaited. Let’s see how it is.

Review #1402 | Rye Review #615

Distiller: Wild Turkey

Bottler: Wild Turkey

Brand: Wild Turkey

Selection: N/A

ABV: 54.5% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Baking spices, peach rings, clove, apple pie and rich toffee. No real heat on the nose.

Taste: Sweet, rich. Honey, peach rings, apple. Nice clove, some complex oak structure. Good body, a bit of heat. Vanilla, some pepper. Medium mouth feel.

Finish: Short, but a bit hot. Some oak, nice pepper, peach and apple pie. Fruity and clove forward.

Overall: Overall, this is very nice. Straying more closely to a fruity, clove forward rye, this expression clearly forsakes being oak forward in favor of the other two. I think this is all good things.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

10 Most Recent Wild Turkey Expressions I Have Reviewed:



1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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