23 January 2008

Make Mine RYE

Get a good look at this whiskey. You don't see it much. We all know that Wild Turkey makes a kick-ass bourbon in both 101 and 86 proof. But try finding information on their rye whiskey. Good luck. Yet you'd be hard pressed to find a more interesting whiskey than this 101 proof gem. Like the Jim Beam rye, this stuff is not well known. Like the Jim Beam it is delicious. Unlike the Beam, it is a huge, spicy, robust whiskey with intense aromas and flavors. Where the Beam is light and even delicate, the Turkey is bold and assertive. The finish has this unique tang I can't quite describe. The initial nose is massive, the flavor rich and complex. This is my favorite of all the Wild Turkeys. Make mine a rye, dammit!


Zo said...

I agree and heartily approve. I have a half empty bottle at home and have found it much more entertaining than the JB Rye. Just when I was afraid you had lost your mind with the baseball team efficiency nonsense.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Damn entertaining "nonsense" I might add! If you can get your hands on some of that Van Winkle or Sazerac Rye, go for it. Exceptional stuff. Spendy, though. The Turkey is such a great value--good whiskey for a lot less bucks than the boutique brands.