The Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary release commemorates the 60th anniversary of Master Distiller, Jimmy Russell. Russell has been working since 1954 and hasn’t quite yet. And with bourbon currently on the rise, there is no better time to celebrate a great legend in the industry. He has single handedly defined the Wild Turkey brand for decades. To also mark the occasion, Wild Turkey has dedicated this year, the “Year of Jimmy Russell.” Such an honor for a man who has used his abilities to help grow the bourbon industry.
Jimmy Russell has always been persistent on keeping bourbon to its original roots of higher proof with a spicy profile and his son, Eddie did an excellent job of paying homage to his father with the Diamond Anniversary blend. Wild Turkey Diamond has been aged for 13 and 16 years in contrast to the standard, which is aged for 6 to 8 years. It’s bottled at 91 proof and comes in a special commemorative anniversary bottle.
The nose has a fruity aroma, with hints of apples, caramel, oranges and spearmint. The aging also gives a woody vibe, but it isn’t too overpowering for those who don’t enjoy a wood flavor.
On The Palate
A gentle bourbon at first sip, with a creamy, round body. A little on the sweet side, there is also a nice mouthful of caramel and dark chocolate.
It finishing a long, light woody taste. Don’t be surprised if you go back for more!
How to Enjoy
We recommend drinking Wild Turkey Diamond neat, with just a few cubes of ice, or drops of water. And of course, remember to toast to the great Jimmy Russell!
The Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary bottle is meant for anyone who enjoys a great bourbon. Reserve a bottle today here on the Payless Liquors website.
Have you gotten your hands on a bottle of the Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary? What are your thoughts?