Wild Turkey Decades Review

This was a special release from Wild Turkey in 2016 that consists of a blend of 10 and 20 year old whiskies bottled at 52% ABV.

Nose: Vanilla, toffee, butterscotch pudding, french toast with fairly heavy oak and a slightly odd mustard note.

Palate: Sweet up front, but quickly becomes very oak heavy with some caramel syrup and licorice.

Finish: Brown sugar and lots of oak – fairly long but bitter finish.

Rating: 84/100 – Not bad, but not as good as I was hoping as I’d heard good things about this particular expression. It’s fairly overoaked in my opinion and is reminiscent of other more modern WT expressions.

Value for the money: This retailed for $150 which would be an easy pass for me. I’d recommend trying some store pick Russell’s Reserve single barrels for much, much cheaper – many of which I’ve tried are better than this. I don’t know if these go for anything over retail on secondary, but definitely not worth paying over retail in my opinion.

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