While this isn’t the only product on the market mixing bourbon and rye together, it’s the only one (so far as I’m aware) that Gobbles. This product, which is purportedly the result of an oops moment where “78 percent 6-year-old Bourbon and 22 percent 4-year-old Rye” found their way into the same bottles. From the website of Campari (Wild Turkey’s parent company):
Not all mistakes are created equal – just ask the Wild Turkey® Bourbon Distillery crew who unwittingly mingled very rare, high-proof Rye with perfectly-aged Bourbon. The result is Wild Turkey Forgiven, the first nationally-available, 91-proof, small-batch Bourbon and Rye whiskey that will mesmerize those lucky enough to snag a bottle before limited quantities run dry. Enjoyed neat or on the rocks, this masterful spirit fortuitously found its way into the whiskey line-up of the famed Kentucky distillery, and the story of Forgiven was born.
While I think Wild Turkey bourbon at 101 proof is spot-on in terms of proof and flavor profile, I have to admit to being a little skeptical of a blend of younger products that is also lower proof. But let’s have a pour and see how this Turkey flies. Sorry, more Dadjokes…always more Dadjokes.