Note: THIS IS STRICTLY ONE BOTTLE PER PERSON and there is a $10 shipping and handling fee to get this bottle from our warehouse to your front door.
Bottles are sold on a first come, first served basis and shipped in the order received.
This single cask bottling, distilled in December of 2008, spent nine years maturing in a new charred oak barrel on the fifth floor of rickhouse D. Cask #536 was bottled March 2018 and yielded 113 bottles at a natural cask strength of 58.3% ABV.
Our tasting notes are as follows:
Color: Clover honey
Nose: Heavy and oily with creamed corn sweetness, buttered pie crusts, and vanilla custard with hints of nutmeg, stewed raspberries & cherries, and pronounced wood (rickhouse floors, warm oak, and barrel char)
Palate: Rich and mouthcoating with fresh baked goods (sugar cookies and fig bars), foreign accents (candied lime peels, Indian mango pickle, and cardamom), and candied sweetness (raspberry chews and cherry wax lips) plus a deep warming oakiness
Finish: Long and lingering with cherry wax lips, almond toffee, milk chocolate, and ripe Anjou pears
On the label: A classic representation of the modern Wild Turkey house style but with interesting and unexpected notes of rickhouse floors, candied lime peels, cardamon, and fresh Anjou pears
The history of the Wild Turkey brand is a long and storied one. While we can start with Thomas Ripy way back in 1891, the real story of the brand began when Austin Nichols launched Wild Turkey as a Non-Distiller Producer (NDP) brand in 1942. At that time, Mr Nichols did not have his own distillery. However, he remedied that in 1971 when he purchased the Boulevard distillery, changing the name to the Wild Turkey Distillery.
With the ever changing whiskey landscape, Wild Turkey may very well be the last American distillery to employ three generations of one family. Jimmy Russell has been employed for over sixty years, his son Eddie for over thirty years, and recently Eddie's son, Bruce, has returned home to Wild Turkey to begin his training as he looks to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.
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