Review #372 – Wild Turkey Gobble til You Wobble Series: Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit #3 (Pewter Top)
Whiskey Network Review #372 | /r/Bourbon Review #210 – Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit (Pewter Top)
The Schtick: Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit is a single barrel Wild Turkey product aged somewhere from 8.5ish to 9.5ish years. It’s bottled at 101 proof with a mashbill consisting of 75% corn, 13% rye and 12% malt.
I’m doing these blindly. The sample has been revealed to me, post review, in order to title and add in the details for this review.
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
Distiller: Wild Turkey
Bottler: Wild Turkey
ABV: 101pf | 50.5% ABV
Age: NAS (8.5-9.5yrs)
Bottled: 1/31/1998 (Pewter Top)
Source: r/scotchswap sample
Barrel: #1 Warehouse E- Rick 1
Nose: Musty. Bouquet of apples – like standing in the orchard. Sweet cream. Almost some root beer here. Lots of vanilla. Deep toffee. Caramel. No real acetone here.
Taste: Pretty rich mouthfeel, but some oaky tannins setting in. Drying. Caramel. Oak. Vanilla and a whallop of clove. There’s some interesting funkiness that is hard to explain but it can be best described as musty. It’s good, though.
Finish: Long, a bit hot, but long and oaky. Sweeter than the others, though, which I really like. This is aligning a bit better to balance the spicy oaky nature of the other samples I’ve not been as satisfied with before.
Overall: This is really quite different, and I enjoy it. I still don’t think I’ve hit the holy grail of turkey as this was definitely better than previous WTKS but I didn’t shit my pants from glory. That being said, I really liked it. It’s easily the best WTKS that I’ve had so far. I liked the more complex notes that were in force which makes this an easy Rank 7 for me. It’s good. It’s Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Pewter Top release.
You’d be an idiot to pay $400+ for a bottle of this, but I can see the appeal. It’s a little bit different and in a good way. This is the first WTKS that I would buy if it was still on the shelf today, but at today’s WTKS price.
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