Chapter 9, Part 4:
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 from Wine and Cheese Place in St. Louis, Missouri.
Nose: Dust; Cognac flavors of sweetness, raisins and funky Armagnac rancio notes; potting soil and compost; chocolate covered Russell Stover’s cherry; dry oak; candied cinnamon. A bit of heat. No indication of dilution on the nose. (3.5/5)
Palate: Creamy, like a butter-cream; spice that picks up about half-way through the palate; cinnamon sugar; anise; allspice; apple; plum; raisin. This palate really feels like a liquid cinnamon roll. (4.5/5)
Finish: Not overly long but just the right length; a bit more oily than creamy; milk chocolate; flavors that carry over from the palate. Nothing really new here, but nothing to complain about either. (4/5)
Overall: This feels more like a “V” yeast Four Roses than a Wild Turkey. And close to barrel strength Four Roses at that. Delicious. (4.5/5)
Value: This was picked up in the last month for $48. Thinking of another trip to St. Louis just to pick up another. (4/5)
Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.