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Above you’ll see the video review Jay and I did covering this new Wild Turkey release. If you’re interested in all manner of Wild Turkey coverage (including tons of comparisons between batches) you should check out my friend David Jennings’ website: RareBird101.com.
Let’s get on with the review then. Wild Turkey Master’s Keep is the (mostly) annual release where we see a bird of a different feather–presumably in a good way.
Last year’s Master’s Keep was a 17 year release that knocked my socks off. That was as complex a Wild Turkey as I’ve ever tasted and I truly felt that every dollar of the $175 SRP was well-spent. In taking a look at this year’s release, this is what Wild Turkey had to say:
Master’s Keep One embodies those distinct yet parallel philosophies – combining Jimmy’s love of mid-aged bourbons (8 to 10 years) with Eddie’s passion for complex characteristics that come with bourbons aged longer. Finding harmony in balance, the barrels used in this expression serve as an ode to Jimmy’s preference for a bolder bourbon mingled with Eddie’s precisely picked 14-year-old whiskey. Both whiskeys come together for a second maturation using new oak barrels specially toasted and charred in one of Eddies favorite timber rickhouses – Tyrone G.
Wild Turkey Distillery
The details behind this release sound interesting enough, to be sure, and I will say that some of my absolute favorite Wild Turkey expressions have been in the ten year range. I’m excited to taste this and talk about it, so let’s dig in.