Review #375 – Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit 2007
Whiskey Network Review #375 | /r/Bourbon Review #212 – Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
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: #131 Warehouse B- Rick 3 (Non-Store Pick)
Nose: Sweet corn, toffee, butter. Mild ethanol. Smells nice and sweet with very little astringency.
Taste: Surprisingly nice mouthfeel. Sweet corn, vanilla, caramel and a good bit of clove. Oakiness here is drying and tannic although much less so than others. Nice balance here. Sweet, savory, well balanced
Finish: Nice finish. Some heat but it’s long and rich. Not too much astringency.
Overall: I think this pick is pretty darn good. By pick, I mean single barrel, but the same rules still go. There’s definitely gobs of variation in all of these but I enjoyed this one quite a bit.
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