Wild Turkey has announced the latest release in its Master’s Keep series – Master’s Keep Bottled in Bond.
This is the fifth release in the series. Master’s Keep Bottled in Bond is a 17-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey.
The bottling is only the second-ever Wild Turkey bourbon to carry the bottled-in-bond label. A bourbon with that label must be the product of one single distilling season from one distillery, aged in a federally bonded warehouse and bottled at 100 proof. (Thirteen years ago, Wild Turkey released its first-ever Bottled in Bond expression, named American Spirit.)
“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,” says 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 has a taste and aroma of toasted oak, apple and dark cherry, the company reports, highlighted by the confectionary flavors of vanilla, brown sugar and toffee. The finish contains dark notes of mocha, smoke and spice.
Like its predecessors, Master’s Keep Bottled in Bond is a limited release with approximately 14,400 bottles available for purchase. The whiskey will be available for a limited time at select retailers in the U.S. for a suggested retail price of $175 per 750-ml bottle.