Review #374 – Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit 2008
Whiskey Network Review #374 | /r/Bourbon Review #211 – Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit 2008
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)
Source: r/scotchswap sample
Barrel: #24 Warehouse A- Rick 31 (Non-Store Pick)
Nose: Sweet cream, sweet sugar – clove, cinnamon, toffee, caramel. There’s some acetone and astringency here also.
Taste: Medium mouthfeel, a little thin. Astringency is higher here than in previous samples. it’s nice and sweet with a big dallop of oak, cinnamon, toffee and caramel. Some vanilla here too. It’s a little tannic, but not as dry as some others. Almost a little nutty, also.
Finish: Short but rich while it is around. Its nice and balanced – little heat and lots of flavor. The oak and sweetness here balance pretty well. It’s certainly better than the nose would have led me to expect.
Overall: This pick was good. The nose was leading me to expect calamity with all of the acetone and astringency but the palate did a good job of balancing the tannins, oakiness and dryness with pleasant notes. I’m going to give this a 5.
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