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Wild Turkey 12 Year 101 Proof

  • Distiller:

    Wild Turkey

  • Bottler:

    Wild Turkey

  • ABV:

    50.5% ABV%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
  • Intro:

    An export-only release at this time, Wild Turkey's 12 Year, 101-proof release is an enviable combination of age, proof and price for the brand. Can it top the 13- and 8-year releases of the past? Let's dive in.

  • Nose:

    Impressively rich on the nose and full of maple, brown sugar and rich toffee, with a hint of brown butter, cinnamon roll and some sweet oak.

  • Taste:

    Moderate on the palate at first, this release grows viscous and sticky with no time at all. Tannin and richness offset the moderately "low" proof - this is 101 proof but drinks as rich as pours of far greater proofs. Full of brown butter, toffee, honey, rich tobacco, a touch of anise, and fig, cinnamon roll and a hint of funk.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, this may just be the best part. It's a hefty finish full of maple, brown butter and cinnamon bun straight from the oven, blending perfectly with some sweet oak and a faint — ever so faint — dash of pepper.

  • Overall:

    This is easily one of Turkey's best releases in years. Available a touch more easily than Russell's Reserve 13 thanks to some vendors in the U.S., this export release is a gem in Wild Turkey's troubled crown of gems and gravel stones alike.

  • Score:


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