Launched in June 2020, the fifth Master's Keep limited edition release is also the second Turkey to be released 'Bottled in Bond' - a certification that guarantees a strict production process and ensures consistency. Specifically, the bourbon must be the product of one single distilling season from one distillery, aged in a federally bonded warehouse and bottled at 100 proof.
Thirteen years earlier, Wild Turkey released its first Bottled in Bond expression – the 15 year old "American Spirit". Always ahead of the curve, Jimmy and Eddie Russell's aim was to offer a big, bold bourbon – which they accomplished by tasting several different batches and landing on an older whiskey that had the distinctive merits of a deeply aged liquid.
“With our own Master’s Keep Bottled In Bond, we took the historic process and protocol of aging for four years to the next level and allowed the liquid to rest for 17 years,” said Eddie Russell, Master Distiller at Wild Turkey. “We aged and perfected this rare, 17-year-old bourbon in Wild Turkey’s Camp Nelson rickhouses. This expression is a nod to the past, both our own heritage and the heritage of American whiskey-making as a craft.”
Aroma: Taosted oak, apple, and dark cherry.
Palate: Sweet confectionary flavors of vanilla, honey, and toffee.
Finish: Dark note of mocha, smoke and spice.