Note: Complex and flavorful. A solid achievement.
First Look: Beautiful dark amber in color.
Nose: "Rich caramel, vanilla, candied orange peel, cherry compote, sweet spun sugar, cinnamon, and a hint of oak."
The rich caramel, vanilla, and candied orange peel soar from the glass with impressive power. Cherry compote and sweet spun sugar blend to deliver soft cinnamon and light oak notes.
Palate: "Butterscotch, vanilla, candied citrus zest, toasty oak, marzipan, dried fruit, and cinnamon."
Butterscotch, vanilla, and candied citrus zest take center stage while toasty oak and marzipan dance over the palate, coating every inch. The dried fruit and cinnamon frame the palate to bring together this complexly layered 17-year-old.
Finish: Rich layers of caramel, oak, and cinnamon linger to create a wonderfully long-lasting and mouth-coating finish.
Wild Turkey Master's Keep 17 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Fair Trade: $150
Verdict: At $142, the 17-year-old Wild Turkey Master's Keep is worth every penny. Master's Keep is rich, smooth, layered, and simply delicious. What a triumph for Eddie Russell. If this bottling represents the future of Wild Turkey, I can't wait to see what's next for this legendary distillery.