Review #365. Wild Turkey Diamond

Review #365 – Wild Turkey Diamond

Whiskey Network Review #365 | /r/Bourbon Review #203 – Wild Turkey Diamond, 91pf | 45.5% ABV

The Schtick: Produced to commemorate Jimmy Russel’s 60th Anniversary with Wild Turkey, who started at 1964. It is a blend of 13-16yo whiskey, bottled at 91 proof.

Distiller: Wild Turkey

Bottler: Wild Turkey

Mash: 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% malt

ABV: 91pf | 45.5% ABV

Age: Blend of 13-16yo Whiskey

Source: r/scotchswap sample

Nose: Sweet corn, vanilla, cracked pepper, some ethanol. Mild clove, little bit of old leather.

Taste: Thin mouthfeel, sweet vanilla, mild corn notes, some clove here. Some savory cinnamon and a good deal of oak influence. No real heat to speak of. I wish the proof was a hair higher, just for the sake of a richer mouthfeel.

Finish: Medium to short, nice and sweet with a good oak backbone.

Overall: This is pretty good as far as things go, but I think it’s underproofed and over oaked. I certainly wouldnt consider this worth the asking MSRP, but as a bourbon out on it’s own, I don’t think it’s too shabby. I’m going to give this a Rank 6 – it’s good, and definitely a notch above average, but punches no higher.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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