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Wild Turkey Forgiven: a delicious mistake!

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When the folks at Wild Turkey distillery unwittingly mixed a very rare, high proof Rye with aged Bourbon, their Associate Master Distiller -- Eddie Russell -- declared the new creation delicious. I agree! The whiskey blend is called Forgiven. It's a limited edition, so hurry! I was very glad to be hosted to experience it.

With the best qualities of both drinks, this is what they say about it:

Vanilla oaky taste pointing perfectly towards a cinnamon, clove and pepper finish.

Bourbonr Blog has some tasting notes here, too. This is what I thought about it:

It is so smooth and drinkable! I usually put one ice cube or a splash of spring water in my whiskey drinks, but didn't need to here. It's got a spice nose, but a brighter, light floral quality. It's not heavy. It's got some light brown sugar sweetness. It's a light to medium color: Bourbonr Blog describes it as "orange blossom honey," but I'd say it was a touch darker than that. I agree with their assessment of it having spearmint notes, but I also white pepper and some burnt caramel. It definitely has a toasted rye bread finish.

It comes in a handsome presentation and would make a great Father's Day gift.



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