caramel
spicy
syrup
smoky
charred
toasted oak
vanilla
corn
grain
Spiral Wild Turkey Longbranch Small Batch Bourbon

Wild Turkey
Longbranch Small Batch Bourbon
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Golden.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Vanilla syrup and corn sweetness on the nose with hints of toasty grains.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Caramel and spices on the palate with subtle smokiness and a hint of oak and char. It's warm and smooth from start to finish.

Finish
Warm and dry with a trail of caramel and spice with a final hint of smoke.
Price:
$36.99
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Wild Turkey Longbranch Small Batch Bourbon is adored for its caramel, spicy, syrup and smoky flavor notes.

This Bourbon is carefully distilled at Wild Turkey distillery, United States.

Based on 264 votes, the average rating for Wild Turkey Longbranch Small Batch Bourbon is 7.6/10.

Top reviews for Wild Turkey Longbranch Small Batch Bourbon:

— This is my favorite bourbon. It has a distinctive taste that I find attractive. I gave a bottle to a friend who said, "The flavor just exploded in my mouth!" I couldn't have said it better.

— really like the full flavor

— Well, being a bourbon guy ..... this is way better than any Wild Turkey I’ve ever had. Smooth and great flavor and not a “haaaaa” kind of finish from wild turkey.
  • Category
  • Style
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    Mesquite barrels

Wild Turkey Longbranch Small Batch Bourbon

(0.75l, 43%)


7.6/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Wild Turkey Longbranch Small Batch Bourbon
Jason
Jason,
Great for the price point
 
guest
guest,
Definitely on the sweeter side
 
Max
Max,
This is my favorite bourbon. It has a distinctive taste that I find attractive. I gave a bottle to a friend who said, "The flavor just exploded in my mouth!" I couldn't have said it better.
 
Jason
Jason,
I do not like the wood notes on this. I’m sure it’s good but it not my bag
 
Seth
Seth,
Very smooth and sweet with a little bite. It's a high-quality go-to.
 
Andre
Andre,
Love this bourbon!! In my opinion it is a must try for any wild turkey fan. The back story is gimmicky but Matthew McConaughey has a future in whiskey if acting ever falls through.
 
Justin
Justin,
I enjoy the up front taste of sweetness on this one. Not particularly complex, but exactly what I'm looking for if I'm going to have a few drams.
 
Franchesca
Franchesca,
Notes of vanilla and oak, really smooth
 
christian
christian,
Nice and mellow
 
MIKE
MIKE,
Silky texture, but a little thin; nice flavor, but not quite bold enough.
 
Ben
Ben,
This is very good, I really notice cherry and it's my go to when sitting around a bond fire.
 
Zach
Zach,
Like it.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Full mellow flavor
 
Michael
Michael,
Taste the barrel; oak, vanilla tannins, woody, and sweet. Easy to drink, neat or with an single ice cube. I usually focus my tastes in heat and mash. But this is a wonderful change of pace.
 
Mat
Mat,
Decent bourbon, I got a lot of sweet caramel notes.
 
Mat
Mat,
Decent bourbon, I got a lot of sweet caramel notes.
 
Tom
Tom,
I like this bourbon but its not at the top of my Turkey list. Interesting and very easy to drink.
 
Alex
Alex,
Really nice bourbon. Strong caramel and spice flavor.
 
Mario
Mario,
Great taste. Hint of Texas mesquite. No bite, very subtle. Great sipping drink . Pairs nicely with a Connecticut or Cameron cigar.
 
Harry
Harry,
Very very good for daily sip. I'd tell Matthew McConaughey that I like Russell's Reserve just a bit better though, but still......no question - it's a must buy.
 
Jason
Jason,
Light sipping Boubon. One of my first ones to simply drink over ice!
 
guest
guest,
Really nice sweet bourbon with a bit of smoke. If you can get this on a sale, pick it up. Not sure it’s worth the full price tag.
 
Alex
Alex,
One of my absolute favorites. Worthy of Mathew McConaughey’s incredible representation of Wild Turkey. Had the pleasure of visiting the Wild Turkey distillery last year, and Longbranch was the gem I brought home with me. Have only found it at a few speciality stores, so rare enough that it calls for occasion- but priced right that it’s made for sharing. Wish I had a bottle right in front of me to give a legitimate tasting review.
 
Andre
Andre,
really like the full flavor
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
An immediate smokiness is obvious, but followed closely with orange and cherry juices. The spice is derivative from charred oak speaking to the mesquite refinement; however, is cool on the palate. Slight floral and woodiness undertones with a touch of peanut oil on the finish add to the overall surprisingly complex palate for its low-proof. Longbranch is a collaboration of Wild Turkey’s creative director Matthew McConaughey and master distiller Eddie Russell. The company says it was “inspired by McConaughey's Kentucky and Texas roots, this rare small-batch Kentucky bourbon is refined with Texas Mesquite and oak charcoals – a unique method that deepens the flavor and complexity of the whiskey.” This is the first time Wild Turkey has released a product that features a signature of someone other than the master distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell.
 McConaughey said in the company’s press release, "Longbranch, in its simplest form, is an extended hand, inviting a friend into your family. So the branch that was extended to me from the Russells was a long one, one that reached from Kentucky to Texas and back again. I offered the Mesquite from my great state to add to their legendary Kentucky whiskey and together we made Longbranch."  To create Longbranch’s signature flavor, McConaughey and Russell spent countless hours sharing notes, then, after two years of testing, perfected a proprietary process that combines two separate charcoal filtration methods to give Longbranch a smooth and full finish. The first of the filtration process uses charcoal made from American White Oak and the second uses charcoal made from Texas Mesquite wood, giving the bourbon notes of smoky sweetness. Made with 8-year-old Wild Turkey Bourbon as a small batch expression bottled at 86-proof. “When we were creating Wild Turkey Longbranch, we talked at length about how to make a product that represents elements of both Texas and Kentucky,” said Russell. “Our goal was to make a straight bourbon whiskey with a soft sweetness that was still unmistakably Wild Turkey. The result was a bourbon that we both truly enjoy drinking neat, and look forward to sharing with others.”
 
Toke
Toke,
Instant favorite. As smooth and balanced as McConaughey himself.
 
David
David,
Smoky and smooth. I truly enjoy this his one.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
A one time favorite, wonderful smoky, Texas flavor. Maybe some leather?
 
Chris
Chris,
A nice Texas mesquite twang. On my favorites
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Smokey and smooth, one of my favorites!
 
Danny
Danny,
Super mesquite, long finish, not my favorite. I bought a bottle and still have 3/4 of it left.
 
Blake
Blake,
Nose: light vanilla, light woody herbaceous, honey, toasted marshmallow Taste: prominent clove, smoke (as if you opened your mouth around a campfire), light vanilla Finish: next to none
 
Seth
Seth,
Great initial taste. Love the sweet caramel and subtle vanilla that blends great with the smoke and spice. Unfortunately the flavors seem to quickly disappear and leave very little left to savor.
 
Mathew
Mathew,
Smooth and full of flavor
 
guest
guest,
Smooth and sweet, with a noticeable honey and peach taste. It’s good, but the price isn’t worth it. A $20ish bottle of their other bourbon is just about the same quality.
 
Chase
Chase,
Touch of smoke enhances boozy cocktails like the boulevardier
 
Griff
Griff,
I was ready to dismiss this before I had my first taste. Boy was I wrong. Great taste and awesome finish. Worth trying!
 
Bret
Bret,
Much better then I had hoped. Smooth and a little sweet at first, nice, somewhat short, rye finish. I'm not a Wild Turkey guy, but the mesquite charcoal gives it a nice flavor from start to finish. Definitely drink again.
 
Lori
Lori,
Nice and smooth on the rocks. No additives required
 
Richard
Richard,
Pretty standard Wild Turkey fare... can't taste much difference from the 101. Nice but not memorable
 
Derek
Derek,
The mesquite charcoal adds a unique note to Wild Turkey, but it also removes the oils that make Wild Turkey enjoyable. Very short linger, and less complexity in this Longbranch version.
 
Brian
Brian,
Well, being a bourbon guy ..... this is way better than any Wild Turkey I’ve ever had. Smooth and great flavor and not a “haaaaa” kind of finish from wild turkey.
 
Rebekah
Rebekah,
One of our favorite
 
Amanda
Amanda,
Phenomenal!!!
 
Miro
Miro,
Very clean tasting, dry not overly sweet. Little alcohol on the back side but heck at $32.00. When tasted on the rocks it’s very light but flavor is there.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Smooth light and smoky bourbon.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Very smooth and flavorful. For the price point a good everyday sipper.
 
Joe
Joe,
Had some of this last night at a bar (one ice cube). I really enjoyed it. It’s ridiculously smooth. There’s a gentle mesquite smokiness balanced with both sweet and spicy. I’m not usually impressed by celebrity ‘vanity’ projects but I have to say that Mr. McConaughey and Mr. Wild Turkey made something great here.
 
Ken
Ken,
Smooth and tasty, you just can't go wrong with anything from Wild Turkey.
 
Nick
Nick,
If you like a smooth bourbon with caramel, smoke, and spice, this is the bourbon for you. Sadly, it’s wasn’t my favorite for the price.
 
Roger
Roger,
Tasty and smooth with the perfect hint of smokiness hidden in every sip. Definitely unique enough to make my collection. Bravo
 
Zack
Zack,
middle of the road aroma, above average complexity and drinkability, a little expensive for what it is
 
Madison
Madison,
Solid, drinkable bourbon. Isn't too harsh and has a nice sweet smokiness.
 
Michael
Michael,
Interesting take on bourbon. Different in finish than what was expected, but the perspective will grow on you. Quite good.
 
Jedediah
Jedediah,
Pretty nice mixing byron. Great in an old fashion.
 
John
John,
You can really taste the mesquite, it has more of a bite than some others but still good.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Nice flavor, but a bit soft at the low proof. Very drinkable, but could be so much more.
 
Will
Will,
Its a good albeit a little too simple for the price. Solid bourbon all in all.
 
James
James,
As smooth as its creator most pleasant indeed. Wood notes give it a nice finish.
 
Marlon
Marlon,
Oh man! This is a superb collaboration if there ever was one..the best of Kentucky and Texas. I had the privilege of tasting this in Kentucky at Wild Turkey’s Distillery and it didn’t disappoint. The hint of mesquite blends nicely with WT’s mash bill to give you a gentleman sipping bourbon. I’ve since bought two bottles for my enjoyment.
 
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