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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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.
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.
Medium mouthfeel, clove and spice are here in spades. Lots of vanilla and toffee.
Short, theres some heat here but it quickly fades to blend nicely with the sweet notes.
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.
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