Score: 91 points
This 17-year-old Bourbon is the oldest whiskey ever released by Wild Turkey, and it’s the first release created by Eddie Russell since he was named co-master distiller alongside his father, the legendary Jimmy Russell.
The nose is heavy on the oak, but balanced by honey, molasses, hints of clove and cinnamon, vanilla, and cocoa beans. The taste is spicy and oaky, intense and mouth-filling with an explosion of clove, cinnamon, and black pepper balanced by caramel cola, honey, molasses, brown sugar, and vanilla notes underneath. The finish is long and oaky with subtly fading spices and hints of caramel and honey. Very nice! (May, 2015)