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Wild Turkey Father & Son

  • Distiller:

    Wild Turkey

  • Bottler:

    Wild Turkey

  • ABV:

    43%

  • Age:

    13 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Uproxx
  • Excerpt: There’s still enough going on through the opening half of the sip that helps it shine, but that’s just not enough to wow. It really feels like it should have a slightly higher ABV.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It could certainly be more interesting, but if you're looking to drop big bucks on something everyone will like, nobody will hate, but will ultimately wow no-one: this is your ticket.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Wild Turkey, this 13yr Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey arrives at 86pf and is prominently sold in international and travel-retail markets.

  • Nose:

    Sweet and spice forward on the nose. Apple pie, orange peel, flaky pastry, honey and toffee. A light, peppery, kick. Touch of oak, but it's fairly mild overall.

  • Taste:

    Thin on the palate, sweet and easy to drink. A bit of brown sugar, honey, cracked pepper, light oak. A touch of orange peel, it's light on the tannins. Surprisingly thin mouthfeel, not much tannin structure. Ethanol is nonexistent - drinks very mild.

  • Finish:

    Short to medium finish. Brown sugar, orange peel and a touch of tobacco see this dram out.

  • Overall:

    All in all, there's nothing intrinsically wrong with Wild Turkey's Father & Son release. It's approachable, easy to sip, and sticks with a pretty mild profile: sweet and thin. It could certainly be more interesting, but if you're looking to drop big bucks on something everyone will like, nobody will hate, but will ultimately wow no-one: this is your ticket.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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