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    Wild Turkey 12yo

    While picking up a bottle of Stagg for a friend I came across about 5 bottles of WT 12yo. The price was a hefty $50, but Moe gave me a 10% discount because I knew Brenda. I picked up a bottle and rushed home. I am a HUGE fan of WT and this one is no let down. I will go as far as to say that it might be the best of all of the WT offerings. I am getting all of Kentucky Spirit with a little more complexity and barrel notes, but in a good way. Full bodied yet soft. I am initially getting lots of burnt sugar and leather, and something akin to a honey-glazed ham. I will post tasting notes after I have spent a day or two with this one. How many of you have had the pleasure? If you want to know where some is I can help. Why is this becoming so rare? Why wouldn't they continue to produce such a gem? Damn, this hobbie is getting expensive

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    Re: Wild Turkey 12yo

    Jeff, you're on the fast track now! They still make it (12Yo Wt ) but after learning that the Japanese willingly will part with 300 smackers a bottle that leaves us poor dumb Americans with our Fifty bucks to buy something else with. We've all told the truth where Wild Turkey is concerned , we like it , we love it , All without any showing up free at my house. Did they give us the short shift here? Hell if they can get 300 more power to 'em just give us Russell's Reserve at 25. I'll be happy.

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    Re: Wild Turkey 12yo

    Hell if they can get 300 more power to 'em just give us Russell's Reserve at 25. I'll be happy.

    Hear, hear. I want the good folks at Wild Turkey to turn a tidy profit, so they'll stay in business and keep on producing. If they're forced to mark up yon 12 year to $300 and ship most of it to Japan in order to keep plenty of Russell's Reserve @ $25 on the shelf at my store...that's a price I'm willing to let the other fella pay.

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    Re: Wild Turkey 12yo

    I agree for the most part, if only to have my opinion to diverge by saying I would have liked to have had the opportunity to try one. I think the search for WT12 right now is more interesting than even for a bottle of stagg. . . . . .I want a bottle!

    TomC

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    Re: Wild Turkey 12yo

    I say charge the Japanese $400 for it and sell us Kentucky Spirit for $19.50

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    Re: Wild Turkey 12yo

    Is Wild Turkey 12yo still hard to come by in the states?

    This is an old thread, but lately the price for a bottle of 700ml Wild Turkey 12yo here in Japan is only around $40.

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    Re: Wild Turkey 12yo

    Yep, all that you can find around here is old stock... Basically whatever is left around from up until the late 90's when I 'think' they stopped selling it here. When you do find it it sells on average between $40 to $50.

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    Re: Wild Turkey 12yo

    On another thread Barrell Proof wrote that most duty-free stores sell WT 12 (<<By contrast, WT 12 is available at most any duty free shop.>>) Is this true? I've been eyeing a bottle at a local liquor store, but am in less of a hurry if it is still available in duty-free.

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    Re: Wild Turkey 12yo

    On another thread Barrell Proof wrote that most duty-free stores sell WT 12 (<>) Is this true?
    Hey,

    Is this true?...Heck yeah... It's true!... If Cliff says it's available duty free, then it is!

    Cliff, knows more about bourbon than most anyone here. That's a fact, you can quote me on that one.

    Bettye Jo

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    Re: Wild Turkey 12yo

    Yeah, it's at duty free spots as well but it is the new stock. Just my opinion but I tasted the new wt12 along with 2 older versions and the older versions kicked its ass. So if the bottle you can get is not over $50, drop the money...

 

 

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