92 points – .March/2011
"Kentucky Spirit is a 101° single-barrel bourbon; every drop of its unadulterated taste and smoothness is drawn only from a single barrel. Each barrel is hand-selected at the peak of maturity before the bourbon is poured out and bottled. A stickler for quality, His challenge is to find single barrels that capture the essence of Wild Turkey, while at the same time, having a similarity that gives each taste of Kentucky Spirit consistency from bottle to bottle. Jimmy Russell hand-selects Kentucky Spirit to be fuller bodied, with rich vanilla flavors and a hint of sweetness."
Kentucky Spirit has a complex layering of almonds, honey, blackberries and leather. The finish is almost aristocratic — long, dark, lingering, and crying out for a fine cigar. Available in limited quantities, each and every bottle is handsomely packaged with a hand-signed label bearing the barrel number, date and warehouse number. Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit is the recipient of one Gold Medal from the 2000 International Wine & Spirit Competition.