Excerpt: People who are skeptical of Wild Turkey’s ability to make good bourbon would do well to try this one out. At 101 proof, it packs something of a punch, and has more taste and vigor than a number of other whiskies.
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Wild Turkey 101 is about as ubiquitous a whiskey that has ever existed - and that's for the better. Moderately aged, aggressively priced, and proofed well at 50.5% ABV, the legacy of what some refer to as the 'Mighty Gobble' is a whiskey known for neat drinking, bar shots and cocktails alike. Let's dive in and see how it rates.
Vanilla, cinnamon and a faint hint of alcohol. For what Im guessing is a moderately aged bourbon, the nose holds up very well. Also, very well blended for a healthy 101 proof. Mouthfeel is just right, with plenty of flavors.
The cinnamon is there and overtakes the vanilla. Less sweetness than the nose would lead one to believe and a bit more burn. Its not particularly complex, but boy is it good.
Short and a bit harsh, but well blended. You can tell this is a 101 proof dram, but its not punishing.
Extremely strong performance for such a reasonably priced bourbon. This garners a cult like appeal in some circles, and it's clear why.
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