The eight-year-old bourbon is a departure from Wild Turkey’s usual offerings. At 86 proof, it is a touch lighter in alcohol than their 100 and 101 bottlings, but higher than the standard Wild Turkey, which is 81 proof. It is also influenced by mesquite and oak charcoals, which are infused into the spirit via a stainless steel “tea bag.” That’s where the whiskey gets its Texas flavor.
But don’t think it tastes like you’re licking a barbeque rig. This is a somewhat delicate whiskey with flavors of peaches and cream, honey, and brown sugar. It is extremely easy to drink and needs no additional water or even ice—although you could add a cube or two if you wanted to chill it down for afternoon day drinking. It’s a perfect summer bourbon, which is something everyone should have on their bar. If only all celebrity collaborations were this delicious.