For the third 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. A table of contents for each of these posts can be found here.
Chapter 18, Part 2:
We close out Wild Turkey Month 2019 with a dozen limited edition or classic Wild Turkey releases. Some of these are products that we have tried before, but with a different release year. Others are products that we have not previously laid hands on. But without a doubt, each of these Wild Turkey products are an exciting look back at the history of Wild Turkey.
In this Part 2, we take a second look at Kentucky Legend from 1992. In addition to our first look at a 1992 Kentucky Legend, we previously reviewed a Kentucky Legend, but it was the later edition in a circular, nearly hollowed center bottle commonly known as “Donut.” “Donut” is a barrel proof, single barrel product, whereas this original Kentucky Legend was a 101 proof batched product. We will review a second donut later this year.
Nose: Candied cherry; apple jolly rancher; black grapes; cotton candy; floral; black olives; grape nerd candy; grape pop rock; fallen leaves; weathered wood; pipe smoke (4/5)
Palate: Viscous. Initially fruity and candied sugar, then a burst halfway in of Turkey funk and leaves; vanilla; butterscotch; grape bottle caps, light cinnamon; grape bubble gum; sugar in the raw. (4/5)
Finish: Black grapes, plums, black olives, herbal rye and leaves, cinnamon rolls; chewed grape bubblegum; dry oak and chocolate; metallic (4/5)
Overall: Both the palate and the nose rate high on this and flirt with even higher scores. While this doesn’t fall in the same category of some the later great Turkey products like the Donut, it is very good. (4/5)
Value: We paid $200 a year ago, which is below the market rate for these. (4.5/5)
“While this doesn’t fall in the same category of some the later great Turkey products like the Donut, it is very good.”
Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.