This is the second edition in the Wild Turkey Decades series, a premium range from Wild Turkey which focuses on older spirit and different flavours than one might usually encounter with this Bourbon.
This bottling of Decades marries together spirit aged between 10 and 20 years, all aged in American new oak casks. The barrels used for this bottling come from the upper levels of the McBrayer Rickhouse, meaning that the spirit they hold has experienced the highest temperatures in the warehouse and has interacted with the wood more.
The whiskey is made with a mashbill of 75% Corn, 13% Rye and 12% Malted Barley. Wild Turkey state that Decades has “deep character of older bourbon, anchored by the bold, balanced, and vibrant backbone of younger bourbon.”
The result is a powerfully flavoured Bourbon, with an intriguing yeasty aroma, intense bright oak, rich toffee, milky coffee, charred wood, floral flavours, rye spice, freshly baked bread, candied apples, vanilla, and cinnamon.
Wild Turkey Master's Keep Decades is bottled at 52% ABV, allowing all the beautiful flavours of this dram to fully express themselves.