Journeyman Whiskey Reviews – A recipe for something different.

Just over a week ago, I had the good fortune of finding myself with a free Sunday afternoon in southwest Michigan.  With a quick google search, I knew exactly how I would kill that time:  a tour of the Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Journeyman Distillery Tour

While there, I picked up a few bottles that are reviewed below.  But first, a little bit about Journeyman.

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30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 90 (Wild Turkey Kentucky Legend (“Donut”))

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 12:

We have finally reached Day 90! And with this, we go out in style!

Over this past twelve days we have been reviewing some very notable limited edition or classic Wild Turkey releases.  Some of those have been recent, some have been from as early as the 1970’s.  Today, we land right in middle, and in the era of some of the best bourbon to come out of Wild Turkey (or anywhere in the bourbon world) ever.

Today we take a second look at the Wild Turkey Kentucky Legend.  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 we previously rated higher than anything other than Cheesy Gold Foil.  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 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 88 (Wild Turkey Tradition 14 Year)

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 10:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today we look at a gem of a Wild Turkey bourbon released this century.  This 101 Proof, 14 year offering from Wild Turkey was released in 2009.  It was distributed domestically and internationally, and we were fortunate to pick this up this year out of Japan.

It is said to be “aged for 14 years in new, white oak barrels with the heaviest level of char.” Approximately 30,000 bottles were produced.   Continue reading “30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 88 (Wild Turkey Tradition 14 Year)”

30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 87 (Wild Turkey 101 – 8 Year Decanter (1983)- Part 2)

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 9:

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.

This week we looked at two different 1979 Wild Turkey 101 8 Year decanters, along with a 1983 decanter. Today, we take a second look at a 1983 decanter.  As we have mentioned before, the whiskey here has sat in these decanters for almost four decades, which might affect different decanters differently Fortunately, all these now reside in mason jars or similar non-leaded containers, and so further changes should remain consistent and predicatable.

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