Wild Turkey 101 (2009) Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Wild Turkey 101 (2009)

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  • Distiller:

    Wild Turkey

  • Bottler:

    Wild Turkey

  • ABV:

    50.5%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It’s not massively complex, but it’s delicious and has just the right heat and linger for the proof.
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  • Intro:

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

  • Nose:

    Strong clove. Some cinnamon (like red hots). Brown sugar, burnt maple. Pinesol. its bold and spicy

  • Taste:

    Clove, turkey spice, caramel and toffee are big here. Some heat and some brown sugar.

  • Finish:

    Medium in length with some heat. I wish it were a little sweeter to balance but the clove is big and strong here. Less of that tobacco, cocoa and orange peel make me think this is a more modern sample.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this is quintessential WT101. There's lots of baking spice, some pleasant heat, and some big toffee sweetness. I'm guessing this is something more modern, from the 00s (vague, I know), but I've been surprised before. WT is really quite interesting that it can be all over the board. I could also be an outlier.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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