Excerpt: The taste is chewy and thick with good spicy notes of black pepper and allspice balanced by honey, vanilla, and hints of milk chocolate as the spices fade, with a nice touch of charred oak in the background that holds it all together. The finish is long with gently fading spices.
Excerpt: The aroma is sweeter and less oak driven than things like Wild Turkey 101 or any of the Russell’s releases and the palate follows suite with an even denser sweetness than the aroma. There’s also more char and something that almost resembles smoke in that spot between the sip and the finish.
Excerpt: It will be interesting to see if this release connects with bourbon drinkers and if it will become a permanent expression for the company. Wild Turkey may not have reinvented the wheel here but there’s enough to justify its place on the shelf.
Excerpt: All told, Longbranch is cohesive, intriguing, and unique all at once — especially for Wild Turkey, where tradition is way of life. It’s easily my favorite release from them in the last couple of years — and one of the best whiskeys of the year so far. Pick it up immediately.
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Distilled by Wild Turkey, this product is more or less becoming an offshoot under the Campari umbrella, a product more or less designed by Matthew McConaughey to stand independently. It's filtered through Texas Mesquite as well, so it should be unique, if nothing.
Brown sugar, orange peel, burnt sugar, toffee. Not super complex, but pleasant.
Thin on the palate. Dry, woody, some caramel and clove spice. Bitter.
Short finish, harsh with a beat of heat, bitter and dry.
Not for me. There are some flaws, mostly related to being thin and woody. No thanks.
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