Bourbon Reviews

Wild Turkey’s Mistake Produces WTF!


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Whether or not you choose to believe it, it makes for a good story around the whiskey-drinking table. As Wild Turkey master distiller Eddie Russell tells it, the WT distillery crew “mistakenly” combined rare 22% four-year-old rye with 78% six-year-old bourbon and the resulting newborn was a 91 proof [45.5% alcohol] small batch bourbon-rye whiskey that he named “Forgiven” [after what he supposedly says he told the crew after the “mistake”]. The new brown liquor, WTF, is reported to have the best of both worlds – a strong opening [courtesy of the rye] and a smooth, creamy vanilla and peppery-cinnamon finish [courtesy of the bourbon].

Wild Turkey Forgiven [WTF] is available in limited quantities at $50 [for a standard 750ml bottle].

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