Nose: Light and airy with a scent of oak.
Taste: While visiting the Wild Turkey Distillery this summer we were able to try to Wild Turkey Rye and to my surprise it was quite smooth. (Honestly, and I think we all know this but not all “mass-produced” ryes are smooth). It had a nice rye bite that doesn’t necessarily kill the finish, but lets you know that you are drinking a rye. For me this rye had more of a flavor profile than our standard daily drinker, which is why we incorporated in our old fashioned.
So when it came time to choose the rye for our whiskey tasting, at the party last month, it was a no-brainer. We chose Wild Turkey Rye. The complexity of the oak, caramel and white pepper taste paired very well with our tart cherry truffle. Its smooth, woody flavor with a buttery white pepper made it easy for our caterers to incorporate the rye into the chicken wing recipe and our bartender, Claire, used the rye in a Whiskey Ginger recipe. Absolutely Delicious!