Wild Turkey 101 (2017) Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Wild Turkey 101 (2017)

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  • Distiller:

    Wild Turkey

  • Bottler:

    Wild Turkey

  • ABV:

    50.5%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish with this whiskey has a lingering richness of spice and bold notes of toasted oak.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: It’s set up to be a great run, but the approach softens toward the finish with muted brown sugar appearing.
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  • Raided Score: 75
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: I believe Wild Turkey 101 sets out to be the “working man’s” pour and it does a great job at that, but what really impresses me is that is has enough substance to be enjoyed on the enthusiast level.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This is nice. Not as complex as some, but also richer than some.
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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:

    Grains, caramel, toffee. Almost some nice salted caramel. Theres a bit of ethanol here but its balanced nicely with some coffee, caramel and vanilla. Really rich and well blended.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouthfeel, clove and spice are here in spades. Lots of vanilla and toffee.

  • Finish:

    Short, theres some heat here but it quickly fades to blend nicely with the sweet notes.

  • Overall:

    This is nice. Not as complex as some, but also richer than some. Im not sure what to peg it as but I do like it more than last reviews so Im going to rank it a 6. That one did seem to be an odd outlier but this is definitely modern, even if its not the most modern iteration.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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