Wild Turkey Master's Keep 17 Year Old Straight Bourbon

Wild Turkey

Master's Keep 17 Year Old Straight

(0.75l, 43.4%)

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An accidental game of lost-and-found that ends rather well.

In 1869, the Ripy Brothers started distilling on Wild Turkey Hill near Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. The namesake product became their number one seller and the name of the distillery was changed to reflect that success. The Ripy Family sold the distillery in 1952, and then the normal rounds of mergers and acquisition occurred. Campari Group out of Italy owns them now and they produce a wide range of Bourbons under the very popular Wild Turkey name along with several other brands. All under the watchful eyes and experienced hands of the only father-son master distiller team in the business — Jimmy and Eddie Russell.

Wild Turkey Bourbon Master's Keep 17 Year is the oldest Bourbon they’ve ever released… and it happened by accident. Seems they ran out of storage space in the wooden rick-houses at the Wild Turkey Distillery, so a bunch of barrels were moved from the lowland stone warehouse at Old Crow. When space opened up, they moved them back into a metal and wood one. All that movement and the time spent in stone meant more wood contact with less water and alcohol evaporation (angel’s share). When inventory was taken, they found a bunch of seventeen-year-old casks that tasted like their best Bourbon… but better.

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  • Style
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    Wild Turkey Distilling Company
  • Age
    17 Year Old

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Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Oak and vanilla with salted caramel and orange zest

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Creamy English toffee and candied oranges and more wood

Smooth lingering vanilla and nutmeg
Ratings & Reviews
Let me start by saying in general I love Wild Turkey whiskies—101 is one of my staples and the Russell's Reserve is a can't miss. This one was a huge disappointment. Nice enough nose and starts out with decent flavor but it quickly devolves into an astringent, medicinal finish that is borderline sour. I don't know if I got a bad bottle or what but for my money this is one WT expression I'll avoid next time.
Not my favorite expression from wild turkey. To me, it tastes a bit burnt. I much prefer the younger flavor profile of a Russell's Reserve barrel select, or Booker's. All the same jot a bad dram and it will be fun to share with friends.
Delicious and smooth.
This is very well aged bourbon, lots of oak with the Wild Turkey subtle hint of sweetness. Good dram to have neat or with a little water.
I really have the Forgiven instead of this one -- very good.
Very smooth and easy to drink just like you would expect from 86 proof. Don't let that scare you away because aroma/appearance/taste all make this worth the money.
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