Wild Turkey 17 Years Old

ABV 50.5%
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Brand: Wild Turkey
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: 17 years old
ABV: 50.5%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 22
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Red summer fruits. Cherry pits. Almonds.
Palate: Big, firm, smooth. Much drier than a typical Turkey, or any other bourbon. Flowery. Lavender.
Finish: An explosion of dry, cedary flavours.
Comment: I like this very much, for its complexity and originality. As a bourbon? The useful phrase 'something else' comes to mind.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Heavy and powerful. Rum-like: black fruits, molasses sugar. Caramelised orange, leather and dark chocolate (mint?). Black honey. Woody notes.
Palate: Massively powerful, sits on the tongue like a grizzly bear. Chestnut honey but with a teasing savoury edge and a lift from the rye.
Finish: A little woody, then sweet spices.
Comment: All the power you expect from this distillery. Late at night.
Visit the distillery
Wild Turkey Distillery, 1417 Versailles Road, Lawrenceburg, KY, Kentucky, USA
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