Wild Turkey 101 (1999) Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Wild Turkey 101 (1999)

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  • Distiller:

    Wild Turkey

  • Bottler:

    Wild Turkey

  • ABV:

    50.5%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: The cereal grains were new and yummy but I didn’t love the earthy bitterness for the same reason I don’t like Blanton’s.
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  • Intro:

    Wild Turkey 101 is a NAS offering bottled at 101 proof. The mash is standard but barrel entry proof varies based on the era in which the barrels were laid down.

  • Nose:

    Sweet caramel, less spice but some heat here. Weird, bitter funk. Almost earthy but not in a pleasant way. Like rutabagas... is dis blantons?

  • Taste:

    Sweet and oaky, caramel and spice. Theres some cereal grains here and a faint hint of orange peel. Nice vanilla also, with some faint clove, pepper and leather.

  • Finish:

    Medium in length. Nothing really too remarkable here, theres not a lot of heat but not a lot of much else either. Some sweets, some oak and then its gone.

  • Overall:

    This was interesting and very different. I really don't know where to place it. The cereal grains were new and yummy but I didn't love the earthy bitterness for the same reason I don't like Blanton's. Luckily they really only appeared in the nose which led the grains and orange to liven up the palate. Its a shame the finish didn't have more happening but I'm going to let it sit at Rank 6. Unique and (mostly) great.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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