Chapter 9, Part 3:
For the second consecutive year, over the month of November, 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 and rye whiskey. A table of contents for each of these posts can be found here.
We continue this second look at Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit with another store pick, this time labeled “Oklahoma Bourbon Lovers.”
Nose: Traditional Wild Turkey flavors of oak (a combination of dry oak and dank oak), light cinnamon and vanilla; mahogany; must; leather; plum; cherry; brown sugar; nutmeg; juicy fruit gum; butterscotch candy. (4/5)
Palate: Thick and oily mouthfeel; cinnamon spice; cinnamon graham cracker and animal cookie; oak; some corniness. (4/5)
Finish: Mouth coating. Grape soda; plum; a bit earthy with a hint of portobello; white pepper. Effervescent. (4/5)
Overall: Solid overall. This approaches more of a traditional profile throughout, but adds some unique flavors to the finish that really make this one stand out. (4/5)
Value: I picked this one up for around $40 in the past year. I’d pick up another. This is a really good bottle for that price. (4/5)
“This approaches more of a traditional profile throughout, but adds some unique flavors to the finish that really make this one stand out.”
Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.