The Raleigh Bourbon & Banter group picked a barrel of Wild Turkey Kentuck Spirit Single Barrel through a local ABC Board. It was the standard price point of $60 for the 101 proof Bourbon. The pick was bottled on 04/22/19 from barrel no. 0199 stored in warehouse F on rick no. 24. The barrel yielded 186 bottles and the mash bill was 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% barley. I’m not sure most would realize this was a Wild Turkey product if they had it. It began with an initial brown sugar, cinnamon, and leather presence with hints of oak. The flavor was sweet enough to mask the alcohol until the warming post consumption. The brown sugar sweetness came with leather, oak, a hint of rye, cinnamon, and black pepper for good measure. It was highly drinkable which made me wonder if it had enough complexity or not. The more I tried it, the more I liked it and thought it was a great pick for the group. Unfortunately it is gone baby gone so the chance of finding a bottle is none. I will however put Kentucky Spirit on my shopping list assuming each single barrel produced would be just as tasty. If you see a bottle and it is within your budget, do not hesitate to give it a whirl.

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