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Wild Turkey 13-year-old

Overall rating
82.47/100
votes
35
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distiller's Reserve
Stated Age
13 years old
Strength
45.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
0721059000291
Added on
24 Sep 2014 3:27 am by Lazarus
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 57.47

5 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

100 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Wild Turkey 13-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.47 points

  1. Fred Labosch scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Too much oak and a very narrow flavour profile ranks this one the lowest out of all the Wild Turkey range for me, although this is very drinkable.
    Especially if you're really into apple crumble with vanilla custard, with some freshly cut oak tree chips as a topping.
    • Nose
      A bit shy at first, apple crumble with vanilla custard, juicy golden delicious apples, butterscotch toffees, becomes oakier after a few minutes along with the rye notes developing to the fore, perfumy notes, red apples, after some time vanilla essence galore but also a strange green fresh cut wood note, very rounded and smooth for a Turkey.
    • Taste
      Heavy on vanilla and baked apples, some perfumy rye notes, and an omnipresent 'bright' oak note.
    • Finish
      Vanilla and, surprise, oak.
      Medium length.

  2. penumbra scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The honey caramel cream tacos are fresh rosaceae fruits and blueberry juice under the choking sweetness. There is very little varnish, which is good. In my heart, it is a passing bourbon. The sweet sauce made of bell pepper has the faintly hard European buns and metallic luster of rye, and cinnamon powder. For this age, the oak flavor is not high or low.
    • Taste
      Is this degree a bit low, or has the edges and corners been smoothed out in high age? Vanilla, citrus, fruit tea, slightly astringent cheese, smoked honey, roasted vegetables, banana peel, metallic bitterness.

      Medium, average fat, sweet, no acid, no tannin, no astringency, slight bitterness, no spicy feeling.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, licorice, latex paint, roasted honey.

  3. IIIZIII scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    2020.02.09
    • Nose
      A lots of caramel, and lacquer on this one. Pretty one sided, as most bourbons are, but see what happens later.
    • Taste
      Yes, I have tried it many-many times before, and let me tell you, I could not even get through my 6 ml sample. It speaks for itself, it is an oak bomb, but not in a good way
    • Finish
      Extreme oak, with a little trace of vanilla.

      I do not want to knock it too much. This is a good example, why people are thinking bourbon is subordinated to scoth.

  4. A0525 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. maltaholic scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Aromatic and sweetish.
    Bourbon just ...

  6. Andy-13 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    27.06.2018 Your Whiskey in Saulheim bought 44.95 €

  7. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    This one is very oily on the palate. Water sweetens the nose and adds oak, and it adds stronger citrus on the palate. The finish is very long. I still prefer the Rare Breed, personally.
    • Nose
      Dried cherries, vanilla, caramel, oak, marshmallow and orange peel, and a touch of dill and oregano. 
    • Taste
      Bitter herbal (parsley) with pepper, bitter cocoa, oak, and a sudden burst of citrus with subtle dried fruits.
    • Finish
      Oily vanilla and sweet almonds.

  8. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A very round bourbon, you can not say much against vllt. a little lack of character.
    • Nose
      Directly you notice a nice, sweetish rye note, the proportion must be higher, bakery, chocolate ware, apricot, creamy sweets, honey, only the slightest adhesive note, fresh leather
    • Taste
      Sweet, sugared apricot, brown sugar, cotton candy, again the sweetish rye, now a little more in the background, milk chocolate, vanilla, honey, leather
    • Finish
      Dry apricot pieces, trail mix, brown sugar, some glue, leather, dry-sweet, short to medium long

  9. Max Power scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      65 65

  10. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

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