Chapter 2, Part 3.
Over the month of November 2017, Flight Club will be bringing you “30 Turkeys in 30 days.” Each day, we will post a review of a different Wild Turkey product. Throughout that journey, we will provide you with background information on the company, the products and the people behind the products, all of which we hope create a better understanding of what Wild Turkey brings to the world of bourbon. A table of contents for each of these posts can be found here.
In this Chapter 2, we continue the Wild Turkey story through its present day 101 proof single barrel offering, the Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit. Today we bring you a review of Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit – Lukas Liquor Super Store Pick purchased in Kansas City, Missouri.
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit – Lukas Liquor Super Store Pick (Barrel #181 from Warehouse H, Rick 4; Bottled: 5/2/2016)(Sampled by Scott Hill, Lee Bullock, Chris Crow, Stephen Bensonand Phil Horvey) (NAS, but believed to be around 9 years)
Nose: Very Subtle, with a lighter than expected burn; thick raisin; salt; cedar; demerara sugar. (2.5/5)
Palate: Creamy caramel; dry oak, white pepper and baking spice; grape. (3.5/5)
Finish: Creaminess from the palate continues to a coating finish; dry oak, white pepper and baking spice; caramel candy; vanilla. (3.5/5)
Overall: This one sneaks up on you. The nose on this Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit is bland to non-existent. Then the palate and finish hit. Both are really pretty impressive – creamy and rich in spice. (3/5)
Value: Purchased for the low price of $40 like many of the others, this bottle was a very good deal. (3.5/5)
“The nose on this Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit is bland to non-existent. Then the palate and finish hit.”
Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.