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Wild Turkey Master's Keep | Cornerstone Rye Whiskey Review


Wild Turkey Master's Keep


Distillery: Wild Turkey

Proof: 109 (Barrel Proof)

Mash bill: 52% Rye, 36% Corn, 12% Barley

Age: Bend of 9-11 year old whiskey

MSRP: $180

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Fool Proof Rating and Summary of Tasting Notes

Color

Nose

Palate

Finish

Feel

Deep Amber

Vanilla, honey, rye spice, cinnamon cereal, oak

Vanilla, caramel apple, peppery rye spice, heavy oak

Long and lingering finish with warm peppery rye spice and lingering Oak

Great mouth coating thick, oily texture

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For all my tastings I use either the Libbey Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Glass or a traditional Glencairn glass. They both are great for nosing and help in discerning more subtle notes.

 

Wild Turkey's Master's Keep Cornerstone is the fourth installment of its limited edition series, featuring a secret lot of rye whiskey barrels aged 9 to 11 years that were personally selected by Eddie Russell. With nearly 40 years in the industry, he has crafted an unprecedented spirit that embodies unparalleled depth and complexity - showcasing just how special American Rye Whiskey can be. I was pretty excited to try this one!

Nose

The nose of Cornerstone Rye is unique. It begins with unexpected yet pleasant notes of vanilla and honey, followed by a warm spiciness that develops perfectly into a hint of cinnamon cereal. The experience is completed by an old oak undertone that gives it extra complexity and roundness, creating a fantastic aroma. Very nice nose!


Palate

Cornerstone Rye is a delightful whiskey with a truly diverse range of flavors. It begins with heavy notes of vanilla and caramelized apples that quickly give way to a more robust presence of peppery rye spice and an intense oakiness that lingers on the tongue. I found it to be quite a pleasing combination and really enjoyed it!

Finish

Master’s Keep Cornerstone Rye is characterized by its long and lingering finish. The finish has a great warm peppery rye spice, combined with notes of oak that linger on your palette. This complex pairing creates an enjoyable, crisp finish making this whiskey a joy to drink!.


Feel

The unique mouthfeel of this whiskey is something that stands out in a big way. Its thick and oily texture gives it a distinctive coating on the tongue as it passes through.


Overall

Overall, Master’s Keep Cornerstone Rye is a truly special whiskey. It has an amazing flavor profile with notes of vanilla and caramelized apples that give way to a more robust presence of peppery rye spice and oakiness. The unique mouthfeel creates an enjoyable experience as the thick and oily texture coats your tongue. And finally, its long finish leaves you feeling satisfied with great warm peppery rye spice combined with notes of oak lingering on your palette. If you're looking for something complex and satisfying, this whiskey is definitely worth trying!

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*$100 or more


I would love to hear from you! Drop me a comment below and let me know what you think of this whiskey.

Below are my favorite glasses for doing tastings. The Libbey Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Glass is my favorite because it has a little more heft to it and feels better in my hand than the traditional Glencairn glass does.



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