Updated: Feb 18, 2021
Distillery: Wild Turkey
Age: 8 years
Mashbill: 75% Corn, 13% Rye, 12% Malted Barley
BACKGROUND: Wild Turkey Longbranch is one of the first collaboration bottles coming from Wild Turkey's new creative director Matthew McConaughey…yes, that Matthew McConaughey. The bourbon is inspired by his Kentucky & Austin, TX roots. This is the first product that Wild Turkey has ever released featuring someone aside from their master distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell.
Nose: Longbranch has a very light nose but we were able to pull out some light scents of nutmeg, caramel, and vanilla. The proof is so low that it is hard to pull much from this. (17/25)
PALATE: The whiskey has a light and creamy mouthfeel with notes of honey, citrus rind, rye spice, oak, and light vanilla. It is a very easy whiskey to drink which can be attributed to the low proof. (28/40)
FINISH: The finish is very short but I was able to pull out some notes of rye spice and oak. It is very straightforward, simple, and quick. (19/25)
VALUE: Longbranch has a $30 SRP which is a nice change from the ever raising prices of bourbon. It is very fairly priced. (8/10)
FINAL THOUGHTS: This is a sub-par whiskey with a cool back story. It does not have many flavors and is quite light across the board. This is a whiskey I would keep on the shelf or buy to mix in a cocktail.
Similar & Slightly Better Whiskey: Asbury Park Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Similar & Equal Whiskey: Ancient Age
Similar & Slightly Worse Whiskey: Old Grand Dad Kentucky Straight Bourbon
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96-100: The perfect dram, juice of the gods
90-95: Near perfect, truly incredible whiskey
85-89: Amazing whiskey, will always try to keep a backup bottle of this
80-84: Very good, some minor flaws here or there
75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink, Will try and keep a bottle on the shelf
70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get this
60-69: Decent, would offer this up to non whiskey drinkers
50-59: Not my cup of tea
Below 50: Give away