Monday, 6 April 2009

WILD TURKEY Russell´s Reserve 10 years old 50,5%

A dark brooding beast. Cherries, rye and cinnamon rumbles on a field of sturdy but pleasant oak.

Heavy oak stomps all over the opposition, to begin with. Gradually a delicate rye fruitiness enters the stage followed by lovely cocoa, cherry sweetness and prickly spices.

Extremely long. Outstanding balance between sweet fragmented corn and dry chewy oak.

Apparently no longer in production. It has been replaced by a 45% version which I have yet to try. Surely there must be something amiss at the distillery if they kill off something like this? One of the true greats of the last 10 years or so.

Rating: 8,5/10

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