Wild Turkey, has announced the launch of its latest limited-edition Masters Keep bourbon bottling.
Wild Turkey Masters Keep – Voyage (53% ABV) is a 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, which was finished in Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum casks.
|Wild Turkey Masters Keep - Voyage|
This latest expression in the annual limited-edition series, which was crafted by Master Distiller Eddie Russell, was produced in collaboration with Dr. Joy Spence, the renowned Master Blender of Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum.
Master's Keep Voyage, is said to capture the hallmarks of both bourbon and rum making and reflects Eddie Russell and Dr. Joy Spence's more than 80 years of combined experience in crafting exceptional spirits.
Dr. Joy Spence hand selected some of the finest casks from the iconic Jamaican rum house, which previously held 14 Year Old pot still rum and were chosen for their potential to best complement the bold top notes and rich caramel undertones of Wild Turkey's bourbon.
The casks then made the voyage to the Wild Turkey Distilling Co. in Lawrenceburg, KY, where Eddie Russell hand selected a batch of 10 Year Old bourbon that had been aged in Wild Turkey's classic No. 4 char barrels. The bourbon was finished in the rum casks in the heat of a Kentucky timber rickhouse, resulting in a tropically influenced bourbon, bursting with a palate of fruits, caramel and aged oak with a warm, long-lasting finish of chocolate and spice.
Commenting on the launch, Eddie Russell, said: "Every year, we look forward to the release of Master's Keep as an opportunity to rethink what our bourbon can be. Creating Master's Keep Voyage in collaboration with Dr. Joy Spence was a real privilege, and I think our shared passion for telling a story through our spirits comes through in this one-of-a-kind whiskey."
Dr. Joy Spence, added: "With Voyage, we set out to develop a spirit that allows the notes of the rum and bourbon to work in harmony. By aging Eddie's hand-selected batch of 10-year-old bourbon in the finest casks we have at Appleton Estate, we were able to achieve a new level of flavour that gives whiskey and bourbon lovers a new way to enjoy their favourite drinks."
Wild Turkey Masters Keep – Voyage, will be available later this from selected retailers in the US, for a RRP of $275.00.
Posted by Steve Rush