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Old Ripy

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  • Distiller:

    Wild Turkey

  • Bottler:

    Campari

  • ABV:

    52%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: While Rare Breed and Old Ripy exhibit similarities, Old Ripy carries more of the seasoned oak notes from start to finish.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Then the sweeter side kicks in, with powdered sugar donuts, caramel chew, and vanilla latte coming through. Spice takes over toward the finish line in a hefty, medium finish. Perfect for cocktails.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Old Ripy Bourbon is pretty darn good, but no where near as good as Rare Breed.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste is mouth-puckeringly dry and sweet with honey and apple notes at first, then a spicy dry rub barbecue spiciness kicks in along with a touch of sawdust. The finish is dusty and dry with a lingering spiciness.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Altogether it’s an impressive (albeit expensive) bourbon that’s been patiently aged and has plenty of charm to showcase as a result.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: The big, oaky palate is accented by fleeting hints of hops and walnut, finishing with a lemon-pepper bite.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: If it were priced a little better - I'd probably buy it. I like that some producers are releasing 375ml bottles - but I wish they'd stop pricing them like 750s and calling them LEs. Oh well.
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  • Nose:

    Sweet clove, cinnanmon, light corn. Thick rich vanilla cream, light mild citrus. Faint cocoa. Really, really reminiscent of many other WT products. From the nose, Id have assumed WT101.

  • Taste:

    Nice and sweet. Creamy vanilla, some dough here. Theres a good bit of spice growing, nice clove is balancing the sweetness. Overall, its pretty rich flavor.

  • Finish:

    Medium length. Sweet and balanced nicely by spice. Its really quintessential turkey throughout.

  • Overall:

    I'll be straight with you all - I'm not sure I could taste this against other WT products and tell it blind. This is NOT a bad thing. Sitting here, knowing it's different it does seem a bit richer, but that could simply be power of suggestion. Overall, I really enjoy it. There's no doubt that it comes from WT. If it were priced a little better - I'd probably buy it. I like that some producers are releasing 375ml bottles - but I wish they'd stop pricing them like 750s and calling them LEs. Oh well.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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