Master’s Keep 1894, the third expression in Master Distiller Eddie Russell’s limited series of rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskies, honours the sacred place where he first fell in love with bourbon.
In 1894, Rickhouse A was the first structure built on top of Wild Turkey Hill, overlooking the mighty Kentucky River, and for over a century has reliably produced some of the world’s finest whiskies. The strength of Rickhouse A lies in its elevation and exposure to the elements, which enable the bourbon to breathe and move freely through the barrel with the seasons.
In the summer of 1981, a distillery worker led a young Eddie Russell up the rickety stairs of Wild Turkey’s oldest rickhouse to give him his first taste of whiskey straight from the barrel. It was then Eddie decided to dedicate his life to Wild Turkey.
Bottling that life-changing moment, Master Distiller Eddie Russell introduces an extraordinary bourbon made from his private selection of barrels in Rickhouse A. The marriage of these precious barrels laid to rest in the last 13 years results in a spectacular experience.
Layers of toffee and honey give way to fruity notes of candied pear, stewed apples, spice, subtle oak and vanilla, before delivering a long, lingering and caramel finish. To Eddie Russell, Master’s Keep 1894 is perfection in a bottle – an ode to that dream-like summer day in historic Rickhouse A.
ABV 45.0% (90 Proof)
Wild Turkey Distillery
Wild Turkey Hill
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky USA