30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 11 (Bond and Lilliard Review)

Chapter 3, Part 2.

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.

Yesterday, we brought you Part 1 of this Chapter 3 of Wild Turkey Month, with background of the 2017 introduction of the Whiskey Barons Series, consisting of the Old Ripy and Bond & Lillard products.   Today we sample the Bond & Lillard bourbon.

Bond & Lillard (100 Proof) (Aged at least 7 years) (Charcoal Filtered) (Sampled by Scott Hill and Chris Crow)

Nose: Brown sugar; red apple; cinnamon; dry turkey oak; faint apricot.  (3/5)

Palate:  Light toasted oak; caramel; instantly recognizable herbal/floral notes including mint and basil; plum; cinnamon; cream soda/grape soda; slightly tannic; slight warm cinnamon spice; chalky. (3/5)

Finish:  Medium to short; continuing grape soda, and then back to cream soda; herbs; lingering grape bubble gum and chalk; dry.  (2.5/5)

Overall:  The Bond & Lillard has some interesting notes to it, but they don’t seem to play well together.  The charcoal filtration makes this just feel off.  (2.5/5)

Value:  This bottle registers at $50 for a 375ml bottle, putting it at $100 for a standard bottle.  We expected much more out of this one.  (2/5)

“The Bond & Lillard has some interesting notes to it, but they don’t seem to play well together.  The charcoal filtration makes this just feel off.”

Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

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