This is one of the most well regarded older expressions from Wild Turkey. It was the follow up to the Beyond Duplication bottling and the predecessor to the Split Label. This expression is most commonly known/referred to as Cheesy Gold Foil (CGF) due to the bright gold label. This particular bottle was bottled in 92 at 50.5% ABV.
Nose: Fantastic – a little bit of rye adds some spice to a lofty, sweet nose. Fresh baked cookies – brown sugar, molasses, and vanilla.
Palate: Great rye spice laced with very sweet corn and vanilla along with butterscotch and rich birthday cake.
Finish: Sweet and spicy with a perfect level of oak that lingers on a long time.
Rating: 93/100 – Probably my favorite of the older Turkey expressions – too bad they don’t make anything like this anymore at Wild Turkey.
Value for the money: These have creeped up to $300-$350 on the secondary (or closer to $500 for very old bottling years in mid/late 80s). If you’re set on buying an older Wild Turkey on the secondary, this is the one I would buy.