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Bottling NameWild Turkey 1855 Reserve
Bottled ByAustin Nichols Distilling Co. Lawrenceburg,KY
TypeKentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Alcohol content112.2 Proof
Availability US: Not Available Japan: No Longer Available Duty Free: Not Available Europe: No Longer Available
Views (since 20080612) 11355
Bottling Info

Review from spun_cookie (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 879, Created:20071102150149, Updated:20071102161214)
Purchased at:ebay - Japan
Purchased for:$40
Info on this bottle:Batch # W-T-01-96
Proof Of this Bottle:108.8
Nose:Strong leather, and it comes and goes. The vanilla strengthens as the leather weakens. Maple, caramel and apricots run with the vanilla very nicely. The orange peal is more than orange peal. Almost cut oranges mixing with the apricots and hints of fig.
Taste:Smooth and rich. Vanilla and leather, but not over powering. Molasses and caramel in the 2nd taste.
Finish:DAMN. So nice. Smoother and mellow:
0-15 seconds great vanilla and leather almost harmony
15-30 seconds the vanilla strengthens and a light apricot / cut orange taste comes in. stays nice and smooth. Hard to believe this is 108.8 proofs. Warms the heart and soul.

30-45 seconds the caramel shows nice with vanilla and oak. The staying power is surprising considering how smooth this is.

45-60 still rich and smooth. Lingering flavors of the vanilla overtaken slightly by apricot and something I cannot put my fingers on. At this point the 375ml bottle looks very small and I with I had 3.0L hidden away.
Overall:The 1855 is the best Wild Turkey that I have had and not by a little bit. It lingers well into the 180 seconds mark with a happy feeling on my tongue. I am very surprised that the Rare Breed and the 1855 are different at all with only 0.6 separations and both being barrel proof (unadulterated).

My disappointment in only getting the 108.8 proof wanes, but now I want some 112 proof to compare :o)

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