Review #376. Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Lincoln Road

Review #376 – Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit #6 (Lincoln Road)

Whiskey Network Review #376 | /r/Bourbon Review #213 – Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit (Lincoln Road Pick)

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: 6/6/2015

Source: r/scotchswap sample

Barrel: #2472 Lincoln Road Pick (Other Details Not Included by Swapper)

Nose: Like golden grahams. Sweet cinnamon, spice, caramel. no astringency here. Just pleasant sweetness

Taste: Nice rich mouthfeel. Sweet caramel, and lots of it. Oak is very well in check here with almost a cocoa undertone. Delicious. Caramel, some doughy sweetness.

Finish: Long, mildly astringent but sweet and savory.

Overall: This is really nice. T his is probably the most balanced modern pick I’ve had so far. The sweetness is there, the oak is there, the dry tannins are there but all play very nicely. This also had a lack of that off astringency in the palate which really is what really impressed me. It showed up in the finish but not too strongly.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


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