Wild Turkey Master's Keep 17 Year Bourbon
Wild Turkey // Kentucky, USA
Aged 17 years, Wild Turkey Master's Keep is the oldest whiskey ever to be released by Wild Turkey in the United States. Created from "traveling barrels" that Master Distiller Eddie Russell moved between stone and wood warehouses, Master's Keep is the end of a 200 mile long journey for some of these barrels. Eddie Russell was named Co-Master Distiller in January of 2015 after 34 years at Wild Turkey, taking the reins with his father, Jimmy Russell. Together, as the only father and son duo in the industry, Eddie and Jimmy bring 95 years of experience to Wild Turkey. This is planned to be released in August 2015.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"A bouquet that is reminiscent of classic Wild Turkey, with big oak, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg, along with salted caramels, fresh orange peel, and just a hint of barbecue smoke. On the palate, Master's Keep is satisfying and complex. Hints of orange peel hide behind the initial wave of vanilla and caramel, before a big oak note comes through, finishing with a flavor reminiscent of an extinguished campfire with a subtle graham cracker and chocolate note emerging. The finish brings baking spice, oak, and warm caramel right at the end. A truly satisfying and enjoyable bourbon whiskey. "