Wild Turkey Masters Keep Cornerstone Rye Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Wild Turkey Masters Keep Cornerstone Rye

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  • Distiller:

    Wild Turkey

  • Bottler:

    Wild Turkey

  • ABV:

    54.5%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long with slowly fading spices and touches of honey and caramel. Excellent!
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: A tasty rye and one that will please those that prefer their whiskeys to be on the bittersweet rather than the full on sweet side. Another classic from Wild Turkey.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Dead honest, I need a case of Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Cornerstone Rye; if I had an extra $1,050 laying around I’d do it in a heartbeat
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • 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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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: It’s altogether a classic example of well-aged rye — though note that the experience doesn’t come cheap.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It doesn’t scream for your attention and knows if you give it a chance you’ll probably enjoy it quite a bit.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: It doesn’t scream for your attention and knows if you give it a chance you’ll probably enjoy it quite a bit.  
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Whiskey Advocate
  • Excerpt: Lots of depth and complexity. A great whiskey to enjoy with a cigar.
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  • Intro:

    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.

  • Nose:

    Baking spices, peach rings, clove, apple pie and rich toffee. No real heat on the nose.

  • Taste:

    Sweet, rich. Honey, peach rings, apple. Nice clove, some complex oak structure. Good body, a bit of heat. Vanilla, some pepper. Medium mouth feel.

  • Finish:

    Short, but a bit hot. Some oak, nice pepper, peach and apple pie. Fruity and clove forward.

  • Overall:

    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.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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