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Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit (2008)

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  • Distiller:

    Wild Turkey

  • Bottler:

    Wild Turkey

  • ABV:

    50.5%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: The nose was leading me to expect calamity with all of the acetone and astringency but the palate did a good job of balancing the tannins, oakiness and dryness with pleasant notes.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: The $50 price tag of Kentucky Spirit might turn people off, but it may be worthwhile as it offers a chance to taste one of Wild Turkey’s best products.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Kentucky Spirit is an excellent choice for a Wild Turkey fan looking for a higher-end bottle to sip neat.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Whiskey Advocate
  • Excerpt: An earthy oak note blossoms, with a layered caramel chew following this whiskey home to a medium finish.
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  • Intro:

    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.

  • Nose:

    Sweet cream, sweet sugar - clove, cinnamon, toffee, caramel. Theres some acetone and astringency here also.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouthfeel, a little thin. Astringency is higher here than in previous samples. its nice and sweet with a big dallop of oak, cinnamon, toffee and caramel. Some vanilla here too. Its a little tannic, but not as dry as some others. Almost a little nutty, also.

  • Finish:

    Short but rich while it is around. Its nice and balanced - little heat and lots of flavor. The oak and sweetness here balance pretty well. Its certainly better than the nose would have led me to expect.

  • Overall:

    This pick was good. The nose was leading me to expect calamity with all of the acetone and astringency but the palate did a good job of balancing the tannins, oakiness and dryness with pleasant notes. Im going to give this a 5.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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