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.
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