This upcoming Memorial Day weekend marks the last day of spring turkey hunting season. Now I am assuming that you wouldn’t know that unless you are hunter and no, I am not a hunter. I only know this because my boyfriend sent me a text message saying that it was fitting we drank Wild Turkey last night because it was turkey hunting season. To be exact, it is the end of turkey hunting season but yes extremely fitting since it leads into how the Wild Turkey distillery acquired its name.
The Wild Turkey distillery was first opened in 1869 by the Ripy brothers on Wild Turkey Hill in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. It wasn’t the hill that inspired the name but rather an annual Wild Turkey hunting trip in 1940.
Wild Turkey is a bourbon brand that even non bourbon drinkers know about. The name is well known and has a great reputation. I picked up a small bottle of their Spiced Bourbon as it piqued my curiosity. I’ve had spiced rum before, hard not to as I was born the Caribbean, but I had never tried spiced bourbon before. To me it’s a product that stands out from their range.
I drank this neat and on the nose it certainly smells like a mixture of bourbon and rum, it has notes of wood and spices. The notes on the palate are vanilla, cloves and cinnamon. This bourbon is definitely unique in taste.
Bourbon drinkers out there, if you are looking for bourbon that tastes like rum, then this is your product. I however caution non-bourbon drinkers that want to start drinking bourbon with going with this product, as it doesn’t really taste like bourbon. If someone wants to start drinking bourbon please don’t do it with Wild Turkey Spiced Bourbon.
Wild Turkey Spiced Bourbon isn’t bad by any means; it just doesn’t fit into what I think bourbon ought to taste like. If you want to look at it in terms of cost then it is very worth it as the price is very affordable at around $20-$25.
Wild Turkey produces great reputable products, I am just not certain this one is one I would rave about. You should try it if you are looking for something different. I on the other hand would not recommend it to any of my friend if they ever asked my opinion.
Cheers and happy hunting!
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.