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Wild Turkey Masters Keep Decades

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  • Distiller:

    Wild Turkey

  • Bottler:

    Wild Turkey

  • ABV:

    52%

  • Age:

    10 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: Decades is probably what people expect from a Wild Turkey limited release and thankfully it seems to set the company on the right track for future releases.
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  • Raided Score: 100
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: That Eddie Russell has created such a top-notch polar opposite of the brand standard makes a huge statement; not one of departure from the standard of his revered daddy, Jimmy Russell, but a refined one.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: If you like Wild Turkey or Russell’s Reserve, Decades is an expression that doesn’t disappoint, though — as with the original Master’s Keep — you’ll certainly pay for the privilege.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Master distiller Eddie Russell mingled barrels ranging from 10 to 20 years old in order to strike this balance and complexity. His method displays the potential of combining extremely old stocks into batches with younger barrels to build a great
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: I do wish that those notes were more integrated throughout the experience without the sharp contrast that hits between the palate and finish. Wild Turkey Decades was yet another great addition under the Master’s Keep name and is very deserving of a taste.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste has notes of dried apple chips, butterscotch, campfire smoke, dark chocolate, and coffee beans…then turns spicy with clove and allspice notes that linger through the finish, which is long and balances the spices with underlying touches of caramel, vanilla, and oak. Excellent!
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: There’s no way around it, this a great bourbon and highly recommended for Wild Turkey fans and bourbon lovers alike.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Fantastic and complex, Decades brings in a lot of modern Turkey flavors to mix with pleasant old dusty bourbon notes. I love that old tobacco note.
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  • Intro:

    Produced from a blend of barrels of varying age (10-20 years) this famously non-compliant bourbon label comes to us in the form of Wild Turkey's annual Masters Keep line of allocated bourbons.

  • Nose:

    A bit closed off on the nose. Toffee, some Turkey funk, orange peel, pipe tobacco, praline.

  • Taste:

    Rich on the palate. Downright syrupy. Packed with praline, honey, buttercream, waffle cone, old tobacco and oak. Complex and delightful.

  • Finish:

    Long finish. A hair dry and oaky but massively complex. Tons of caramel, honey, oak, tobacco, creme brûlée and cocoa.

  • Overall:

    Fantastic and complex, Decades brings in a lot of modern Turkey flavors to mix with pleasant old dusty bourbon notes. I love that old tobacco note.

  • Score:

    8

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