Wild Turkey Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Wild Turkey // Kentucky, USA
Aged on average 6 to 8 years this replacement for the Turkey 80 was brought about for a couple of reasons. It has an ever so slight higher proof and a different blend for the 'mixology' crowd and some speculate that it was a way for Jimmy's son Eddie Russell to make his statement on the company. For whatever reason, the end result is still Turkey in the bottle, rye forward and properly priced. Formerly known as Wild Turkey 81, a package redesign and straightforward name change to Wild Turkey Kentucky Straight Bourbon occurred in 2016. Done so to highlight the difference in formula, as many mistakenly thought it was an 81 lower proof version of the brand's famous 101.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"On the nose, you'll find vanilla, peaches, corn, and rye. The palate is full of oak and shows the woody influences of charred sugars, nutmeg, and other baking spices. There's a minty hint found throughout the bourbon and the finish is moderate in length with sweet corn, apples, and dark rye."