30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 30 (Wild Turkey Kentucky Legend (“Donut”))

Over the month of November 2017, 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 6, Part 5.

Today, we present to you our grand finale.  A bourbon that is widely touted as  one of the most sought after Wild Turkey releases ever.  A bourbon that our friend at RareBird101.com ranks as his #3 all time favorite.   A bourbon that represents Wild Turkey’s only barrel strength, single barrel bourbon to date (as far as we know).  A bourbon affectionately called . . . the “donut.”

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30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 29 (Wild Turkey Master’s Keep 17 Year Review)

Over the month of November 2017, 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 6, Part 4.

Yesterday we reviewed the Wild Turkey American Spirt, a 15 Year Bottled-in-Bond whiskey that was pulled from “lost barrels” at the Stone Castle Distillery (often called the Old Crow rickhouses). Today, we review a second Wild Turkey bourbon with nearly this same backstory.

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30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 28 (Wild Turkey American Spirit)

Over the month of November 2017, 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 6, Part 3.

In this Chapter 6, we bring you the finest Wild Turkey products that we have acquired over the past few years.

This past September, we celebrated with you National Bourbon Heritage Month.  Passed by the United State Senate in 2007, this legislation reinforced Bourbon as “America’s Native Spirit” and declared September 2007 as Bourbon Heritage Month to “celebrate the history of the Commonwealth, the distilleries and bourbon.”

In conjunction with this resolution, Wild Turkey released a 15 year 100 proof bourbon – Wild Turkey American Spirit.    24,000 bottles were released worldwide, with 6,000 of these exclusive to Japan – where our bottle would originate from.

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30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 27 (Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Decades)

Over the month of November 2017, 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 6, Part 2.

In this Chapter 6, we bring you the finest Wild Turkey products that we have acquired over the past few years.

Later this week, we will bring you the first iteration of the Master’s Keep series, the 17 Year.  This Decades bottle – reviewed today – is the second release in the series.  A third release has been announced – the 1894, which originates from Rickhouse A and at this time is an Australia only release.   Little is known of the origins of the series, or whether there is more to them than just annual special release branding.

As to this Decades release, it is a blend of 10 and 20 year barrels (hence, “decades”).  The quantities of each is not reported.  Somehow, this “decades” release is intended to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Eddie Russell at Wild Turkey – a numerical reference that simply doesn’t work.

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30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 26 (Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary)

Over the month of November 2017, 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 6, Part 1.

In this Chapter 6, we bring you the finest Wild Turkey products that we have acquired over the past few years, including those in the most recent U.S. releases of Master’s Keep and the 2014 Diamond Anniversary.  We will also bring you reviews a a couple discontinued/single releases that I’m sure you will enjoy (we did!).

Today we review the Diamond Anniversary bottle from 2014.

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