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Wild Turkey Master's Keep One Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Released in September 2021, Wild Turkey's latest collectable and the sixth in the Master's Keep Series is a blend of 9, 10 and 14 year old Bourbons, produced from a 75% corn mashbill, as well as 13% rye and 12% malted barley. The whiskeys were finished in toasted barrels, following a trend set by Michters et al. This one's the most limited to date (at least as far as Australian allocations go), and according to the reviews, one of the very best having been rated the #10 Whiskey of 2021 in Whisky Advocate's Top 20 Whiskies.
Other reviews... There’s a father-son dynamic at work between Wild Turkey’s two master distillers on this release—with the patriarch Jimmy Russell preferring 8 to 10 years of aging and son Eddie favoring the older stuff. The final blend thus combines 8 to 10 year old and 14 year old bourbons, and that blend was then finished in a mix of toasted and new charred oak barrels. Refined maturity becomes apparent on the first sip. It’s creamy and well spiced, with flavors of chocolate-covered marshmallow, caramel, cotton candy, and marvelous touches of aged tobacco leaf. This is a big whiskey that carries its age with grace and balance. 93 points - whiskyadvocate.com, Reviewed by: David Fleming 2021, Number 10 in the 2021 Top 20.
...Master’s Keep One nails its toasted barrel finish, but its real draw is its expertly blended bourbon and skillful refinement. Wild Turkey Master’s Keep One flat out gets its toasted barrel finish right. I’ll further add it's one of Wild Turkey’s more elegant bourbons they've put out in a long, long time. It oddly lacks the Wild Turkey fruitiness that I love from the brand, which either could have made this one of the best Wild Turkey releases in the modern era, or made it completely off balanced. There is an undeniable amount of finesse with this release that makes it such a joy to experience. Its toasted finish stays relatively in the background during its palate, likely contributing to its evenness, but becomes a major player during its finish. Master’s Keep One has a good chance of making you a believer in the toasted barrel finish process, and that all has to do with the expertise of the people producing it. - breakingbourbon,com