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Wild Turkey’s master distiller Jimmy Russell has famously claimed that bourbon tastes best between 8 and 12 years old, saying “I tend to not like bourbons aged longer than 12 or 13 years because they lose the caramel and vanilla flavors.”

So far, that attitude has meant that Wild Turkey has largely missed out on the mega-aged, mega-priced bourbon gold rush we’re in the midst of. Now, with their release of the Wild Turkey Master’s Keep expression, they’re getting in on the action while staying true to their belief that good bourbon should have flavors other than oak.

Master’s Keep is 17 years old, making it the Among the oldest bourbon Wild Turkey has released to date. The twist is that these barrels have been aged in three different warehouses: two wood warehouses, which expose the spirit to the temperature and humidity fluctuations that accelerate aging, plus a warehouse made of stone.

Stone is a better insulator than wood, which means the temperatures inside a stone building are generally cooler and don’t fluctuate quite as wildly as those in a wooden one. A damp stone warehouse is closer to a typical aging environment for Scotch than for bourbon, and this whiskey saw the drop in strength you might expect for well-aged Scottish whisky, evaporating from 107 proof down to 89 proof. It was bottled at 86 proof.

Color: A rich, golden medium amber

Nose: Intense caramel, blackberry, and vanilla ice cream. Quite solvent and intense for how low proof the spirit is. With water the aroma became more focused and nuanced, with stronger red berry and cinnamon notes supported by spicy oak.

Flavor: Lots of caramel in the front palate segues to apricot, dark chocolate bitterness, and lingering ginger heat. Though its caramel-forward nose and palate suggests sweetness, this spirit is dry as a bone. There’s a sturdy oak character, especially in the finish, with a somewhat rye-like heat and spiciness that’s thankfully free of sawdust notes.

Despite its age this is still a fairly rough-hewn whiskey, and retains a lot of the typical Wild Turkey character. While certainly enjoyable, there isn’t a lot of “wow” to it despite the unique origin story.

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W.L. Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon

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W.L Weller 12 Year

W.L. Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is The Original Wheated Bourbon. Substituting wheat for rye and featuring an exceptionally smooth taste. Aged for 12 years and bottled at 90 proof. Distilled

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HENNESSY 250 COLLECTOR’S BLEND

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HENNESSY 250 COLLECTOR’S BLEND

Commemorating our 250th anniversary, the Hennessy 250 Collector’s Blend pays full tribute to two-and-a-half centuries of excellence, international expansion, and visionary passion. This distinctive cognac is the product of an exceptional blending and aging process — exhibiting power on the palate with a nuanced balance, and aromatic tones ranging from bitter orange and freshly grated nutmeg, to licorice, dried peppermint leaf, and spices. Each limited edition bottle arrives in a luxurious giftbox.

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Apothic Dark Wine

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Apothic-Dark

Apothic Dark seamlessly integrates flavors of blueberry and blackberry with enticing notes of coffee and dark chocolate for a rich and smooth mouthfeel with layers of texture

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Stagg JR 134.4

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Stagg JR 134.4

Flavor

Ample black pepper, cherry, red hot cinnamon. Brown sugar. Spicy alcohol. Solvents. Hot alcohol. Roasted.  Leather, tobacco. Charred oak. Finish is a little astringent and a bit acrid-bitterness. Burn hangs on.

Roasted, caramel, cocoa, nail polish remover, brown sugar. Slightly fruity solvents kind of dominate over the rest of the subtle stuff.

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Amrut Single Malt Whisky

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Amrut Single Malt

Amrut Single Malt

Amrut Single Malt Whisky

According to Indian Mythology, when Gods and Rakshasas – the demons – churned the oceans using the mountain Meru as churner, a golden pot sprang out containing the Elixir of Life. That was called the “Amrut” The great founders of our distillery aptly named it Amrut Distilleries. AMRUT Single Malt Whisky is a product of many years research to produce whiskies matching world standards. This whisky is made from selected Indian barley grown at the feet of the Himalayas, nurtured by the waters flowing there and cultivated by old and traditional agricultural practices. It is carefully mashed and distilled in small batches to preserve the natural aroma and matured in oak barrels in a unique tropical condition, at an altitude of 3,000 feet above sea level at Bangalore, the garden city of India. To retain the natural characteristics of this oak aged Indian Malt Whisky, we do not chill filter, some haze may therefore be noticed in the product. Amrut presents this product as a humble tribute to the Indian farmer, who has grown this barley with care and affection with which he has tilled the soil. We hope as a connoisseur of all good things you will appreciate this fine product at your leisure

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Caymus “40th Anniversary

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Caymus “40th Anniversary” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

From world class Cabernet producer, we have the Caymus 40th Anniversary Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Who needs Champagne when you’ve got an amazingly rich Napa Cabernet like this to enjoy for their 40th?? This concentrated Caymus Cabernet is the perfect companion for hearty meat and lamb dishes. If you’re able, wait a bit before sampling this beautiful nectar, and give it some time to develop. Your patience will be richly rewarded with the exceptional quality of this vintage

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Cave De Lugny Chardonny

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Robert Parker Rated  90 Points

Cave De Lugny Chardonny Macon

Les Charmes Macon-Lugny

The Macon Lugny Les Charmes come from 40-year-old vines of chalky soil. It has attractive bouquet of apple-blossom and time flower that is well defined wine from France

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Spitfire Beer

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Spitfire Beer

Spitfire Beer

Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale is the biggest ale success story of the last decade. Originally brewed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, its characteristically Kentish, hoppy flavour and risque advertising campaign has made it a firm favourite with beer lovers.

Winner of a gold medal and Best Strong Cask-Conditioned Beer of the World at the Brewing Industry International Awards, Spitfire Ale is now Shepherd Neame’s biggest-selling cask conditioned ale. Spitfire Ale has Protected Geographical Indication, the same regional produce protection afforded to Champagne and Parma Ham.

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Bodegas Hidalgo Gitana Manzanilla

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Bodegas Hidalgo Gitana Manzanilla Jerez La Gitana NV

91 points By Wine Spectator .

 

Bright, with saline, sunchoke and blanched almond notes

backed by a piercing, chalk-framed finish. This is all

precision and cut.

Premium Sherries are seeing a resurgence of interest in export

markets, and the set in this report shows plenty have the quality to

back that up. Finos, amontillados, olorosos and more are here,

from more familiar houses such as González Byass…

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