Wild Turkey 101 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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alc./vol: 50.5%

Proof: 101°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United States United States

Fondly known as simply '101' after its proof alcohol, Wild Turkey 101 is has long enjoyed something of a cult status amongst bourbon aficionados. The Austin Nichols Distillery, which makes Wild Turkey, cultivates its own yeast strain and uses a mash bill that is high in corn with barley and rye.
Wild Turkey 101 is a blend of 6 to 7 years with some 8 year old bourbons. (Wild Turkey 101 was exclusively available in Europe with an 8 year old age statement but in 2012/13 it was bought in line with its domestic USA market.)

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 05/02/2017

Appearance:

Clear, deep coppery amber.

Aroma:

Popcorn and toasty oak with buttery toffee, vanilla and faint orange zest.

Taste:

Full-bodied bourbon with a spicy kick of rye, dry oak, buttery, pepper and cinnamon spiced toasty corn with dried fruits, chocolate, cocoa, gingerbread, vanilla and toffee.

Aftertaste:

Burnt caramel and tobacco with orange zest, cinnamon and pepper spice. Spice lingers for some time.

Overall:

A bourbon that has the power and spice of a classic American rye whiskey but with sweet vanilla and smoothing buttery notes. Beautifully balanced.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 8 000040 500036
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Natural cork stopper

More about Wild Turkey 101

Produced by: Austin Nichols Wild Turkey Distillery
Owned by: Gruppo Campari
UK distribution by: Campari UK
UK consumer PR by: Genuine PR
UK trade PR by: Genuine PR

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