Sazerac 18 (2017)
Since we began our efforts at providing review notes here at www.flightclubict.com just over a year ago, we have been able to bring you reviews of all of both the 2016 and 2017 Buffalo Trace Antique Collections, excluding one mysterious unicorn: the Sazerac 18 Rye.
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Brennivin is the signature distilled spirit of Iceland, made of potato mash. This typically caraway spiced liquor is often referred to as “Black Death.”
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William Larue Weller 2017 – many will seek it, but few will find. Despite its relative scarcity, it is perennially lauded as one of best bourbons on the market.
Containing the enviable wheated mash bill from Buffalo Trace and aged for 12 years, it is essentially cask strength Van Winkle Family Reserve Lot “B.” People go nuts for anything designated with the “Van Winkle” name, but true connoisseurs know that William Larue Weller is worth the hype.
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Kentucky Owl is a non-distilling producer that enjoys high esteem for its line of bourbon. Its history takes a winding road all the way back to 1879. Then, a pharmacist named Charles Dedman started a distillery in Kentucky. When Prohibition hit, the company essentially went under, after the federal government seized its inventory.
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We hope you have enjoyed Wild Turkey Month – 30 Turkeys and 30 Days as much as we have. We learned much along our journey, with significant reward coming by way of 30 different bourbons sampled over the course of the 30 days.
Each chapter featured a different segment of Wild Turkey’s market. We attempted to bring you a solid sampling of Wild Turkey’s offerings in each of those segments. Often, that included multiple variations of the same products, such as single barrels from different warehouses and different warehouse floors. Other times that included identical products produced more than a decade apart.
We haven’t been able to provide any conclusions as to which floors or warehouses make the best single barrel bourbons, but resources exist for that sort of study. Nor can we tell you definitively which Wild Turkey bourbons are the best all time – resources exist for that as well. But what we can tell you is our overall observations about Wild Turkey.
Here are our five takeaways from the past 30 days.
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