For review #101 and part four of the five part Wild Turkey series we are drinking Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Decades batch #2. This is a blend of 10 to 20 year old Wild Turkey.
Age: a blend of 10 to 20 year bourbons
Abv: 104 proof
Color: A dark amber
Price: $110 on sale usually $150
Nose: A excellent balance of vanilla, caramel and oak notes with a touch of spice.
Taste: Rich and sweet with cherry, caramel, vanilla notes alongside a touch of oak and spice alongside an excellent, viscous mouthfeel.
Finish: Medium length with cherry notes fading to warm spice and vanilla.
Somewhat unsurprisingly, given the ages of everything, this was the darkest of the bunch. It also had the best mouthfeel, was the sweetest and easiest to drink. This was a big step up from the 101, Rare Breed and Kentucky Spirit and was pretty close to the Moonshine Cheesy Gold Foil pick. The only thing holding this back was the shorter finish than the CGF. Somewhat interestingly both this and CGF got less oaky from nose to finish.
Overall I am a big fan of this dram and will be buying another bottle next time it is on sale.
8 - an excellent bottle I’ll buy from time to time
Fair - Worth the money, happy with my purchase