Wild Turkey Spiced Bourbon

 
Spirit Name:
Type:
Score:
Wild Turkey Spiced Bourbon
Bourbon
84/100
ABV:
43% 
Region:
Kentucky, USA 
Body:
Medium 
Intensity:
Medium  
Texture:
Medium  
Balance:
Good, sweet  
Best served:
Neat, mixed, in a cocktail  
Theme(s):
Bourbon theme, mild spice, vanilla 
 
Thoughts:
Spice is often the domain of the rum lords, as they decide on the mix of exotic flavours to accentuate the sugary character of their rum. No stranger to innovation, Wild Turkey has taken a similar approach with its Wild Turkey Spiced and crafted a spiced bourbon. 
 
Wild Turkey Spiced is basically the world famous Wild Turkey Kentucky Straight bourbon infused with natural flavours and spices. 
 
Malt Mileage had the opportunity to taste this new release from Wild Turkey. It is not overly sweet thanks to its natural ingredients, and it exhibits a warming glow of exotic spices that accentuate the flavours of the bourbon – the bourbon flavour remains with only subtle spices, which then intensify towards the finish. It is sweeter than the Kentucky Straight bourbon, with a lighter more rounded mouth-feel thanks to the added vanilla.   
 
This is a versatile drink, which holds its own in a mixed drink or cocktail and is enjoyable neat.
 
Tasting notes:
Nose: The bourbon theme remains, alive and strong, with only subtle shades of spice. Maple cured ham hits the nose, with sweet caramel, vanilla and hints of natural chai. 
 
Taste: Sweet, chocolate notes develop with a Christmas theme of rummy raisin cake and cracked cinnamon as sweet vanilla smooths the drying American oak notes. The bourbon dominates at mid-palate, and then recedes as the spices develop with intensifying sweetness and vanilla. 
 
Finish: The sweetness lingers, this time with mild coffee confectionery notes and hints of vanilla. That very mild maple on the nose returns, again with that sweet ham. This is very interesting spiced bourbon. 
 
Likes:
Versatile, innovative, tasty
Warning:
This is a spiced bourbon with some added sweetness from the flavouring 
Price:
$43 (Aus), $25 (US)
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