Wild Turkey Longbranch Review

Let’s get one thing out of the way before we start in on Wild Turkey Longbranch – “Alright, alright, alright.”

Yes, Matthew McConaughey is instinctively linked to this quote and the persona portrayed in the 1993 comedy “Dazed and Confused.”  Yes, McConaughey has become likewise instinctively linked to products in which he endorses – recently, Lincoln cars, and a decade ago, Dolce & Gabbana.  And yes, McConaughey is one of the growing number of celebrities now linked to the booming bourbon market.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

Wild Turkey 13 (2014) Review

Wild Turkey 13

Wild Turkey Month has come and gone.  One bottle that we had hoped to  sample for our 30 Wild Turkey reviews in 30 days was the Wild Turkey 13.  This 13-year age-stated Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is an export only special edition. This bottle dates to 2014.

We weren’t able to get one before the end of November, but Stephen Benson recently found one at auction.  We sat down a few weekends ago and gave it a sample.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

30 Days of Wild Turkey: Five Takeaways and Parting Thoughts

Epilogue.

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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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

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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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

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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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.