WINE & SPIRITS
WILD TURKEY FORGIVEN BOURBON (750 ML)
The tale of Wild Turkey Forgiven goes as follows. One day the distillery crew there at Wild Turkey mistakenly combined one of their high-proof ryes with their bourbon when blending. The Master Distiller, Eddie Russell, ended up liking the mix and told them all was forgiven, hence the name. Forgiven is made from 78% 6 year bourbon and 22% 4 year rye and with that mix ratio It’s no surprise that the rye character sticks out so much. High West has made 2 great bourbon rye blends (Bourye & Son of Bourye) where the characters of the bourbon and the rye work harmoniously. I’m not really feeling that same harmony with this one as bourbon dominates the nose while rye dominates the palate instead of getting a nicely balanced symphony of the two.