Tasting Notes: Wild Turkey Longbranch Bourbon
Vital Stats: Longbranch is made from eight-year-old Wild Turkey Bourbon, which has a mash bill of 75% corn, 13% rye and 10% malted barley. It is further refined through a proprietary process involving two separate charcoal filtration methods – the first using charcoal from American White Oak, the second using charcoal from Texas Mesquite wood. Bottled at 43% ABV (86 proof)
Appearance: Rich and viscous gold.
Nose: The sweetness is of corn and vanilla syrup, complemented by a light toasted graininess (I couldn’t help but think of pancakes) and a toasty undercurrent.
Palate: The taste of caramel apples is quickly dominated with spicy, slightly peppery heat and a subtle smokiness, a hint of char and oak, a touch of under-ripe stone fruit in the aftertaste and a nice acidity to balance things out overall. Start to finish, there’s a pleasant enveloping warmth that is smooth and soothes going down.
Wild Turkey Longbranch 700ml