Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Total Beverage Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Total Beverage

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  • Distiller:

    Wild Turkey

  • Bottler:

    Wild Turkey

  • ABV:

    50.5%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I really enjoyed how much sweet there was here and that helped really offset the majority of the really dry / tannic, bitter notes from what I suspect is odd single barrel oak integration
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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:

    Rich caramel, some oak here, mild ethanol. Vanilla, cream, Turkey spice in force. Clove, some cinnamon and some more oak.

  • Taste:

    Still some heat, drinks a hair hot for 101 but its sweet and savory - some faint nuttiness, cream, toffee, caramel. Oak barges in with some spice and nice tobacco / earthiness. Really nice balance here.

  • Finish:

    Finish is oddly shorter than before but its still decent. Heat is in check here. Nice and sweet - great balance of oak and sweeter notes like vanilla, cream, toffee, etc. It grows really dry and tannic though on its way out.

  • Overall:

    Theres a lot more balance in this pick. I really enjoyed how much sweet there was here and that helped really offset the majority of the really dry / tannic, bitter notes from what I suspect is odd single barrel oak integration. If this finish had shaped up just a hair, this would be flirting with 7 territory. Unfortunately, though, this is a solid 6 - which is not shameful in any respect.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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