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Wild Turkey 17 Year Old BiB Bourbon Review

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Wild Turkey 17 Year Old Bottled in Bond Bourbon

Wild Turkey
Master’s Keep Bottled in Bond Bourbon
Aged 17 Years

This Wild Turkey 17 Year Old Bottled In Bond Bourbon is a special bourbon for me for a couple of reasons. First, I have an infatuation with Bottled-in-Bond bourbons, and this is only the second time that Wild Turkey has released one. So when was the first time you ask? Well, to be honest, I had to look that one up because I have never had it. It was American Spirit, a 15 year old bourbon released in 2007.

The other reason this is special, aside from the 17 year old part, is that this bourbon was aged at Wild Turkey’s Camp Nelson Warehouses. I’ve posted about those before. They are near and dear to my heart since my father is buried just opposite them at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. That aside, there’s just something special flavor-wise about the bourbon that comes out of there.

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Tasting Notes

Proof: 100 (BiB)
👊🏻The bottle has been open ~1 week.
👊🏻Bourbon was poured 1/2 hour before tasting. Then poured again after I knocked it over when my ring light tipped over. 🤷🏻‍♂️

👉🏻Nose: leather, tobacco, oak, caramel, butterscotch, with some sweetness and just the slightest hint of anise. The alcohol is relatively light.
👉🏻Taste: oak, butterscotch, caramel, light honey sweetness. The leather and tobacco are still there, too.
👉🏻Finish: All the flavors continue into the finish, and some sweetness also remains. As the finish goes on, the alcohol becomes more noticeable with a moderate burn. Dryness and char develop later on in the long, long finish.


Wild Turkey 17 Year Old Bottled In Bond Bourbon is a very unique whiskey. The nose is just incredible, and unlike a lot of bourbons, all of those flavors continue on into the taste, and then even into the finish, where they are ultimately overcome by dryness and char. But that’s actually welcome. The finish is almost cleansing, like Fernet-Branca after a large meal, getting me ready for my next sip. And that next sip could be quite a while a way, since the finish lasts a good long time. Stay safe you all. Cheers!🥃

I also recently reviewed the Wild Turkey Rare Breed Rye. You can read the review here.

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