Excerpt: Luckily given its high price tag, Cornerstone checks all the boxes that I look for in this style of whiskey while wearing its Wild Turkey punchiness on its sleeves. Although expensive, this limited release Rye Whiskey is a bottle that’s worth the price tag.
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This annual entry in Wild Turkeys Master's Keep line is finally a rye from Turkey. Distilled from a barely legal rye mashbill, and bottled at 54.5% ABV, this 9ish year rye has been long awaited. Let's see how it is.
Baking spices, peach rings, clove, apple pie and rich toffee. No real heat on the nose.
Sweet, rich. Honey, peach rings, apple. Nice clove, some complex oak structure. Good body, a bit of heat. Vanilla, some pepper. Medium mouth feel.
Short, but a bit hot. Some oak, nice pepper, peach and apple pie. Fruity and clove forward.
Overall, this is very nice. Straying more closely to a fruity, clove forward rye, this expression clearly forsakes being oak forward in favor of the other two. I think this is all good things.
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