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Wild Turkey Collab Brings A New Edition Finished In Jamaican Rum Casks

Wild Turkey recently announced the release of its Master’s Keep Voyage, created by Master Distiller Eddie Russell, in collaboration with Dr. Joy Spence, the master blender of Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum.

A statement from Wild Turkey notes that this 106-proof expression of 10-year-old bourbon finished maturing in Jamaican rum casks.

This marks the first rum cask finish in Wild Turkey’s history. It will hit store shelves starting this month.

Wild Turkey Master's Keep Voyage

Wild Turkey recently announced the release of its Master’s Keep Voyage, created by Master Distiller Eddie Russell, in collaboration with Dr. Joy Spence, the master blender of Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum. (image via Wild Turkey)

“Every year, we look forward to the release of Master’s Keep as an opportunity to rethink what our bourbon can be,” said Eddie Russell, in the prepared statement. “Creating Master’s Keep Voyage in collaboration with Dr. Joy Spence was a real privilege, and I think our shared passion for telling a story through our spirits comes through in this one-of-a-kind whiskey.”

Master’s Keep Voyage captures more than 80 years of combined experience in crafting spirits from this distilling duo.

As it began, Joy Spence hand selected casks from Jamaican rum house Appleton Estate. These casks previously held 14-year-old pot still rum, and she said they were chosen for their potential to best complement the top notes and caramel undertones of Wild Turkey’s extra-aged bourbons.

The casks were taken to the Wild Turkey Distilling Co. in Lawrenceburg, KY, where Eddie Russell hand selected a batch of 10-year-old bourbon that had been aged in Wild Turkey’s No. 4 char barrels.

The bourbon was finished in the rum casks in a Kentucky timber rickhouse, which brought out a palate of fruits, caramel and aged oak with a warm, long-lasting finish of chocolate and spice, the distiller noted.

“With Voyage, we set out to develop a spirit that allows the notes of the rum and bourbon to work in harmony,” Joy Spence explained. “By aging Eddie’s hand-selected batch of 10-year-old bourbon in the finest casks we have at Appleton Estate, we were able to achieve a new level of flavor that gives whiskey and bourbon lovers a new way to enjoy their favorite drinks.”

Master’s Keep Voyage has a suggested retail price of $275 for a 750ml bottle.

For more information or to find a bottle, check out www.wildturkey.com. 

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