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Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit is a single barrel Wild Turkey product aged somewhere from 8.5ish to 9.5ish years. Its bottled at 101 proof with a mashbill consisting of 75% corn, 13% rye and 12% malt.
Toffee, sublte oak. Some mild astringency - think acetone, here. Vanilla, toasted almonds, caramel. Smells pretty nice.
Medium mouthfeel - about the same as 101 Id say. Not too hot, but there is a sharp ethanol note here. Some tannic oak, faint vanilla and caramel and then a good bit of astringency. Maybe a little cocoa here, but its not wickedly sweet - more oaky and tannic. Im surprised at the lack of corn notes here.
Medium in length and grows drying. Its hotter than Id expect for the proof here. Some sweetness but mostly oaky and tannic here.
Would I take this against WT101? Probably not. But, this is a single barrel product and that is 100% of what makes this series a blast. My better half has now revealed this portion of the blind log and this sample is from Lukas Liquor in Kansas City, MO. It wasnt awful, but it wasnt particularly balanced - and far more oaky and tannic than I would expect from a barrel under 10yrs (and one I would enjoy). Its not bad, but its not exceptional. But, this is only the beginning. Stay tuned for another Kentucky Spirit tomorrow!