Wild Turkey Diamond, 45.5%

Price: $125 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: John Hansell

A marriage of 13 to 16 year old bourbons honoring master distiller Jimmy Russell's 60 years at Wild Turkey. It is a more conservative Turkey compared to many of the previous limited-edition releases. But still, this is pleasant, with caramel and creamy vanilla intertwined with soft candied orange, cinnamon, polished oak, and a hint of evergreen. Nicely balanced, very approachable, but I would have preferred this at their signature 101 proof for added intensity.