June 3, 2020 – Wild Turkey is releasing a rarity – Master’s Keep Bottled in Bond.
It is the fifth release bearing the Master’s Keep imprimatur but only the second-ever Wild Turkey bourbon to carry the Bottled in Bond label. This is sure to be of great interest to bourbon lovers and Wild Turkey bourbon in particular. And it is just in time for Father’s Day.
What exactly does the Bottled in Bond designation mean? To carry the Bottled in Bond label, the bourbon must be the product of one single distilling season from one distillery, aged in a federally bonded warehouse and artfully bottled at 100 proof.
Thirteen years ago, Wild Turkey released its first-ever Bottled in Bond expression – aptly named American Spirit. At the time, American Spirit was one of the first “Bottled in Bond” whiskies released by a bourbon distiller and among the oldest American whiskey entrants in the U.S. market at 15 years of age.
“With our own Master’s Keep Bottled In Bond, we took the historic process and protocol of aging for four years to the next level and allowed the liquid to rest for 17 years,” said Eddie Russell, Master Distiller at Wild Turkey. “We aged and perfected this rare, 17-year-old bourbon in Wild Turkey’s Camp Nelson rickhouses. This expression is a nod to the past, both our own heritage and the heritage of American whiskey-making as a craft.”
The bourbon is described as having an enticing taste and aroma of toasted oak, apple and dark cherry highlighted by the sweet confectionary flavors of vanilla, brown sugar and toffee. At 100 proof (50% alc. by volume), the enjoyable, lingering finish is complete with dark notes of mocha, smoke and spice.
This limited release of approximately 14,400 bottles for purchase will be available for a limited time at select retailers in the United States for MRSP $175.00 per 750 mL bottle. For additional information, please visitwww.wildturkey.com