Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel – Sierra Springs Barrel Pick 2023

ABV 50.5% | Proof 101

Classification: Straight Bourbon
Company: Campari Group
Distillery: Wild Turkey
Release Date: 2021
Proof: 101
Age: Min 8 years per company website
Mashbill: 75% Corn, 13% Rye, 12% Malted Barley
Color: Bright Amber

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit is a single barrel bourbon, which means no two barrels will be exactly alike. First released in 1994, it is said to be the second single barrel bourbon to hit the market after Blanton’s. Single barrels are selected by Jimmy and Eddie Russell, and in some cases offered as private selection barrels that were pre-selected by the Russells for inclusion in the single barrel selection program.

Wild Turkey uses a single mashbill for all of their bourbons. Wild Turkey’s barrel entry proof (the proof the distillate enters the barrel for aging) is relatively low at 107 to 115, up from 105 at one time, resulting in a low bottling proof by comparison to competitors’ barrel proof products which typically go in at the maximum allowable 125 proof.

This bottle of Kentucky Spirit sports the bourbon’s new packaging and label, consistent with packaging changes across Wild Turkey’s lineup.
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