30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 89 (Russell’s Reserve 1998)

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 11:

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.

For these last two days of Wild Turkey Month 2019, we review one of the most well received Wild Turkey products to be released in this past decade (Russell’s Reserve 1998), along with one of the most desirable Wild Turkey products of all time (Wild Turkey Kentucky Legend a/k/a “Donut”).  While they are two fairly different products, both show why Wild Turkey special releases are a favorite of many.

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30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 70 (Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel “Twix Five” – Toddy’s Liquor Pick)

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 16, Part 2:

We continue our Chapter 16 look at Wild Turkey’s Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbons.

Today, we bring you a later “Twix” release from Toddy’s Liquor’s called “Twix V,” which was the final release of “Twix” released in December 2018.

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30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 69 (Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel “Twix Three!” – Toddy’s Liquor Pick)

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 16, Part 1:

In this Chapter 16 of Wild Turkey Month, we return to Wild Turkey’s Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbons.

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November 2019: Talisker Single Malt Whisky

This month features a range of Talisker Single Malt Whisky.

This past summer, Chris Crow and I joined Lee Bullock to celebrate his birthday in Scotland.  Of course, our trip focused heavily on Scotch Whisky.  Nearly all that time was spent on the island of Islay, enjoying the immense peat that this style of whisky is famous for.  I wanted to bring that experience back to Flight Club, but truth be told, the intense peatiness of much of the Islay Scotch is not for all.  Or more likely (I theorize), that style of Scotch takes some getting used to.  Someone new to peat may taste nothing but smoke and ash, but those used to it can see beyond those intense flavors to the other exciting nuances of the whiskies.

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