Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit #3 (Pewter Top) Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit #3 (Pewter Top)

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  • Distiller:

    Wild Turkey

  • Bottler:

    Wild Turkey

  • ABV:

    50.5%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t particularly balanced – and far more oaky and tannic than I would expect from a barrel under 10yrs (and one I would enjoy).
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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:

    Musty. Bouquet of apples - like standing in the orchard. Sweet cream. Almost some root beer here. Lots of vanilla. Deep toffee. Caramel. No real acetone here.

  • Taste:

    Pretty rich mouthfeel, but some oaky tannins setting in. Drying. Caramel. Oak. Vanilla and a whallop of clove. Theres some interesting funkiness that is hard to explain but it can be best described as musty. Its good, though.

  • Finish:

    Long, a bit hot, but long and oaky. Sweeter than the others, though, which I really like. This is aligning a bit better to balance the spicy oaky nature of the other samples Ive not been as satisfied with before.

  • Overall:

    This is really quite different, and I enjoy it. I still dont think Ive hit the holy grail of turkey as this was definitely better than previous WTKS but I didnt shit my pants from glory. That being said, I really liked it. Its easily the best WTKS that Ive had so far. I liked the more complex notes that were in force which makes this an easy Rank 7 for me. Its good. Its Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Pewter Top release.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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