A lower strength bourbon from Wild Turkey, bottled at 81 proof (40.5% abv) and created by the associate distiller Eddie Russell, the son of master distiller Jimmy Russell. This has a high rye content in the mash bill and is aged in casks with a heavy char – the result of which is huge flavour and complexity without the same heat as the 101 proof.
Nose: A spiced, oaky nose with vanilla fudge, rye spices and coffee beans.
Palate: Rich and thick, notes of caramel, manuka honey and fudge, hints of rhubarb and custard sweets and oily espresso beans.
Finish: Caramel and coffee, hints of Black Forest honey and Hot Cross Buns. Charred and spicy.
Overall: A fabulous bourbon with oodles of complexity…