This is an older Wild Turkey expression that was the followup to the Cheesy Gold Foil starting in the early/mid 90s. It’s a 12 year expression bottled at 50.5% ABV.
Nose: Really big grain forward nose with vanilla bean, charred oak, fresh cracked pepper, and honey.
Palate: Honey mingling with spiced oak – very grain forward. Barrel char adds a slightly smoky note. Not nearly as sweet as its predecessor (Cheesy Gold Foil)
Finish: Sweet honey left on tip of the tongue with corn and oak lingering.
Rating: 91/100 – Very good, but can’t stand up to the Cheesy Gold Foil in my mind.
Value for the money: These run about $200-$250 currently on the secondary, but for older Turkey I’d recommend saving up a bit more and buying a Cheesy Gold Foil instead.