Wild Turkey is at the time once again reaching into the archives to produce something new with this year’s 17-yr-old, bottled-in-bond release of Master’s Hold. This is not the to start with time Wild Turkey has strike the archives for inspiration. Master’s Hold (which begun in 2015) has been a showcase for innovation, with a hint of nostalgia. This year’s Master’s Hold “Bottled in Bond” is a new get on a bottle introduced in 2007: Wild Turkey American Spirit.
American Spirit was a fifteen-yr-old Bottled-in-Bond bourbon, introduced at a time when a fifteen-yr-old Bottled-in-Bond bourbon was only obtaining a portion of the awareness it deserved—before the bourbon boom transformed the bourbon environment fully.
Master’s Hold has been the host for pet assignments from learn distiller Eddie Russell—for occasion, the sherry-concluded Master’s Hold Revival, which was formulated in honor of a now-discontinued sherry bourbon his father Jimmy Russell oversaw the release of.
Other entries in the Master’s Hold sequence have provided Many years (a blend of whiskeys from ten-twenty several years of age) and Cornerstone Rye, which is the line’s only rye release to day.
This year’s bottling is special for both its age and its labeling. The time period “Bottled in Bond” (colloquially, BIB for quick) is a labeling designation with a great deal of requirements—sort of like “champagne,” or “extra-virgin.” Any bottle displaying the BIB designation will have to be composed fully of liquid distilled in just one “distillation season” (there are two distillation seasons, January–June and July–December). That implies every thing in the bottle went into a barrel in 6 months. The liquid in that bottle will have to also be a minimum amount of four several years old, and have aged fully in a federally bonded warehouse.
Samples of the new batch haven’t been shared with the community still, but official tasting notes from Wild Turkey say the bourbon has “an attractive flavor and aroma of toasted oak, apple and dark cherry highlighted by the sweet confectionary flavors of vanilla, brown sugar and toffee. The pleasant, lingering end is total with dark notes of mocha, smoke and spice.”
Master’s Hold Bottled in Bond will include things like only about fourteen,four hundred bottles of full generation, and need to retail for close to $175 when it goes on sale in June. Observe it (and the other bottles in the Master’s Hold line) down listed here.
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