Chapter 12, Part 5:
For the second 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 and rye whiskey. A table of contents for each of these posts can be found here.
In this Chapter 12, we review five “Classic 101’s.” We selected five different 101’s to acquire and sample for Wild Turkey Month 2018 – a 1992 Wild Turkey 12 Year “Cheesy Gold Foil,” a 1999 Wild Turkey 101, the original Wild Turkey Kentucky Legend from the early 1990’s, a 1987 Wild Turkey 101 8 Year, and a 1993 Wild Turkey 12-Year “Split Label.” Jamie Baalmann, Stephen Benson and I elected to sample the five bottles blind. We post these reviews in no particular order.
Today we move on to the original Kentucky Legend. Last year we reviewed a Kentucky Legend, but it was the later edition in a round, nearly hollowed center bottle commonly known as “Donut.” “Donut” is a barrel proof, single barrel product, whereas this original Kentucky Legend was a 101 proof batched product. Kentucky Legend would also be released internationally as a 110 proof bottling.
Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.