What's in a name? Wild Turkey Kentucky Rye - 1996 whiskey is called whiskey because it's produced in America. Were it from Scotland it would be spelled Wild Turkey Kentucky Rye - 1996 whisky, rather than whiskey.
I've had the Sazerac Rye, the Rittenhouse Rye and the Jim Beam Rye, but this one blows me away. Yes, the nose may remind you to glue (sandalwood, oak, mint), but it explodes in your mouth. First a sharp alcohol comes up and as soon as it disappears you are left with a rather dark taste: (rye, cinnamon and oak) that changes from oily to dry as the cinnamon takes over and rests for a long time on your palate. This one is a surely a great rye and it's a pitty there is not a more mature edition out there that has less of the sharpness that young spirits have.
11th November 2012