Wild Turkey has released the sixth limited edition expression in its Master’s Keep collection, Master’s Keep One. The series is a collaborative effort between Eddie Russell and his father, Jimmy, who shared the role of Wild Turkey master distillery.
The first bottle in the series, a 17-year-old whiskey, was launched in 2015, and the link has gone on to include the Decades, Revival, and Cornerstone Rye expressions as well as last year’s bottled-in-bond release.
Bottled at 50.5% ABV, Master’s Keep One combines Jimmy’s love of mid-aged bourbons (eight to 10 years) with Eddie’s passion for the complexity of older bourbons, in this case, a 14-year-old whiskey. Both whiskeys have been matured twice using new oak barrels that have been toasted and charred in the Tyrone G timber rickhouse.
“Wild Turkey’s heritage was built on family values, a love for whiskey making, and an endless search for bold flavours,” said Eddie Russell, who celebrates his 40th anniversary at the distillery this year.
“Master’s Keep One honours the tools, techniques and tradition that my father handed down, and is a culmination of our shared love of Bourbon. Jimmy instilled in me the most rewarding lessons for success in work and life – passion and discipline – and I’ll always be grateful to him for setting me on this path 40 years ago.”
The finished product offers notes of toasted and charred oak, which result in an enticing aroma of sweet honey and brown spice, with bold vanilla, butterscotch, and caramel that evolve into a fresh and lingering toasted oak finish.
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