Wild Turkey 101/8 (1981) Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Wild Turkey 101/8 (1981)

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  • Distiller:

    Wild Turkey

  • Bottler:

    Wild Turkey

  • ABV:

    50.5%

  • Age:

    8 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I think it’s probably the best gobble yet in this series.
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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:

    Big fruity baking spices. Almost doughy. Some orange peel, big molasses. Pipe tobacco. Earthy. Almost like smelling a really earthy cigar.

  • Taste:

    Thick with little to no heat. Sweet and sugary with maple, toffee, and coffee notes all big and up front. Then it dries nicely - oaky, rich and musty. Some tobacco, musty leather, rich cocoa.

  • Finish:

    Long, mellow but sweet. All of that clove and spice seem to really fade here with sweet sugar and syrup taking the forefront.

  • Overall:

    This has got to be one of the older ones. I'm guessing an early 90s because of the difference in viscosity and the real departure from clove, spice, heat that we see in the modern products. I really like it. I think its probably the best gobble yet in this series.

  • Score:

    8

  • By t8ke
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