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Wild Turkey Forgiven

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  • Distiller:

    Wild Turkey

  • Bottler:

    Wild Turkey

  • ABV:

    45.5%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: As the spices fade slowly, honey, fudge, and vanilla notes come alive. The finish is smooth and long with lingering spices and hints of honey and dark chocolate.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: It seems absurd to suggest that no one has blended two whiskeys together in the past — Wild Turkey makes plenty of both of these spirits — but having experienced the final product of putting them together, it’s easy to see why a mixture like this has never been commercialized until now. There just wasn’t any point.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: It begins creamy and soft on your palate and ends spicy and dry. If only all mistakes had such a positive result.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: It’s good, but it just doesn’t feel quite right. Almost like it’s unfinished or a work in progress, and at the price point I can’t say I love that aspect and it makes me a bit sad to say that about something from one of my favorite distilleries.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It’s funky, overly sweet and thin with very little rye characteristic showing through.
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  • Raided Score: 83
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: It is an interesting product, and one I’d certainly give the thumbs up to trying.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whiskey Advocate
  • Excerpt: Lively, distinctive, and versatile.
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  • Intro:

    Wild Turkey Forgiven is supposedly the result of an "accident" on premises that resulted in a bourbon and rye blend a la Bourye (from High West).

  • Nose:

    Sweet fruity cream. Corn, bazooka bubblegum (wtf), mild clove. Heavy cream. This is the mother of all strange. Not spicy or earthy like Bourye from High West

  • Taste:

    Thin mouthfeel, much better though. Tastes like a bourbon - vanilla, clove, mild oak with a tinge of spice on the back of the palate. Thin, almost universally sweet though and borderline cloying.

  • Finish:

    Short. Astringent then a wallop of sweet cream. Some turkey spice but then its all gone.

  • Overall:

    Uhm, whoever forgave this was not in their right mind. Its funky, overly sweet and thin with very little rye characteristic showing through. In addition, the bourbon that trumps the rye isnt even that great. Rank 4.

  • Score:

    4

  • By t8ke
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