Kentucky Spirit has the same bottling proof of Wild Turkey 101. The different would seem to be barrel selection and age. Wild Turkey 101 is a bottling of barrels blended together with ages of 6, 7 and 8 years old. Kentucky Spirit is a little older at 8-9.5 years old. And that barrel selection should be good as Master Distiller Jimmy Russell picks them out himself.
The Liquor Depot Single Barrel Selection comes from Barrel #747 Stored in Warehouse N on Rick #3, it was bottled on 6-1-2015 at 101 proof.
The Initial nose of this Single Barrel is heavy Bourbon Spice, followed by hints toffee, butterscotch and cinnamon. The first sip reveals smooth spicy notes, followed by dark fruit and brown sugar with a strong backdrop of wood. Hard to get more balanced with sweet and savory sitting in near perfect alignment and bolstered by a full body and smooth inviting texture.
Our selection finishes with wood, brown sugar, corn, dark fruit, honey, caramel and mint all lingering together on a nice long slow fade.
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