Maker: Wild Turkey, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, USA
Style: Blend of straight whiskeys (bourbon and rye)
Proof: 91 (45.5% ABV)
Michigan state minimum: $51
Thanks to Oscar for the sample
Appearance: Medium copper with legs and a decent necklace.
Nose: Alcohol, fresh cut grass, sawdust, lavender, hint of barbecue sauce, corn chips.
On the palate: Hot and dry but with a soft mouth feel. A bit of sweetness, a kiss of oak and then nothing but alcohol.
Finish: Mild alcohol burn, a touch of anise, then nothing.
Parting words: Upon tasting this bourbon I was filled with joy. That joy was because I hadn’t spent $50+ on a full bottle. Thanks again to Oscar for this sample! Forgiven was named for an alleged incident when a WT employee mistakenly mixed bourbon and rye (Your chocolate’s in my peanut butter!) but was forgiven because of the allegedly delicious results. The end result is not awful, but really dull. Boring is forgivable at <$25, but not at $51. This is another miss for Wild Turkey under Campari’s ownership. Forgotten seems like a more appropriate name. Not recommended.
2 thoughts on “Wild Turkey Forgiven”
Nice review. I wasn’t much of a fan of this “Limited Edition” WT myself. More of a disappointment. Definitely doesn’t warrant the $50+ price tag.
I tried making my own by mingling WT101 (2/3) with WT101 Rye (1/3). It was an interesting experiment but not a very interesting drink. If I were spending $50 for a WT, I’d go with WT KS or maybe a RB with $$ left over to get a 101.