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Wild Turkey 81 Proof Bourbon

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

12th Jul 2016


Wild Turkey 81 Proof Bourbon
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Wild Turkey, from Lawrenceburg in Kentucky, is undoubtedly a name you have heard before. For me it was – a long time ago – my first encounter with bourbon. I return with great pleasure, trying this 81 Proof.

Very sweet and spicy nose on plums, chocolate and maple syrup. A touch of leather. Some raisins. The crust of a freshly baked bread. But the whole is so very soft.

It is oily and honeysweet with a small prickle. Arrives quite candy-like. Phew! My teeth almost clatter out of my mouth from the sweetness. Raisins and chewing tobacco. Some parma violets. Oranges, the bitter ones. Soft on the spices. Think ginger and nutmeg. Caramel arrives in full force, as if this baby was not yet sweet enough…

The finish is surprisingly long on more of the same, with a bittersweet and very spicy end.

If you have a sweet tooth, you will certainly like this bourbon. Probably a very good mixer. Can you call this bang for your buck? With a price tag of only 20 EUR, I think that is warranted.

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