Wild Turkey 13
A rarely-seen bottle of Wild Turkey 13, bottled at 13 years of age and labelled ‘Distiller’s Reserve’. You can’t get your mittens on this in the USA. It was an export only product, released in very small numbers. Only one online retailer had this in the UK, and it was the wrong side of £100 a bottle.
Bourbon enthusiasts will know, age statement bourbons are either as rare as rocking horse sh*t, or they cost about the same as a deposit on a new car. Demand for quality bourbon outstripped supply many years ago, forcing all the producers to move to NAS (non-age statement) lineups all round.
If you’re going to buy just one bourbon in your lifetime, then Wild Turkey 13 really is the bottle you need. It doesn’t just beat any other bourbon under ¥1000 a bottle – it smashes it out of the ball park. Yeah, there are bigger names, and lets be fair, we all probably associate “Wild Turkey” with words like “average” and “okay” – but this is Wild Turkey like you’ve never tasted before. The name turkey doesn’t do it any justice. This is a prince of bourbons. A king even. A turkey, it isn’t and never will be.