Wild Turkey Master's Keep Decades
Wild Turkey // Kentucky, USA
Following the success of Master's Keep 17 Year, is this yet another limited edition release from the father-and-son master distilling duo, Jimmy and Eddie Russell. With Eddie's promotion in 2015 to work alongside his father, the two have a combined 90 plus years of experience in the bourbon industry. In time for Eddie’s 35th anniversary at Wild Turkey, this second edition of Master's Keep bourbon was drawn from a batch of 10 to 20 year old barrels out of the middle and upper floors of the McBrayer Rickhouse, which is located at a lower elevation on the property. Master's Keep Decades is bottled at 52% ABV.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred american oak
"A familiar Kentucky nose of caramel, vanilla and butterscotch is joined here by yeasty esters -- clove and brûléed banana, most notably. Onto the tongue drops bold, baking spice and the tannic notes associated with prolonged exposure to oak. The initial heat from this 104 proof liquid calms itself in a lengthy finish where a slight cinnamon streak becomes the star of the show. "