Wild Turkey 101 (2004) Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Wild Turkey 101 (2004)

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  • Distiller:

    Wild Turkey

  • Bottler:

    Wild Turkey

  • ABV:

    50.5%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Delicious, not a particularly impressive mouthfeel but the palate is spot on. Yum.
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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:

    Corn, heavy vanilla, mild oak. Lots of toffee, sweet bread. Certainly clove heavy - nice and spicy.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel. Not particularly thick. Sweet, a bit of astringency though. Sweet and rich with toffee, clove, spice and some pepper. Much less vanilla than the nose. There is some noticeable heat.

  • Finish:

    Mild compared to the palate. Sweet, spicy, still nice and complex. Oaky here. Drying. No astringency.

  • Overall:

    This does taste a bit different but not too much. I'm pretty sure I could pick out a WT101 blind amongst pretty much any other bourbon. That delicious toffee+vanilla+huge clove note combo is almost unmistakable. This is definitely that. Delicious, not a particularly impressive mouthfeel but the palate is spot on. Yum. For reference, there are 11 more dates (most domestic, one or two export) to follow after this. Those dates range from 1981 - 2017.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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