Review #12 – Wild Turkey 101

Review #12 | /r/Bourbon Review #10 – Wild Turkey 101

The Schtick: No, no age statement. Yes, it was my college staple. This was picked up this year, in 2015, so let’s see how it is.


Distiller: Wild Turkey

Bottler: Wild Turkey

ABV: 50.5% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Bottle, purchased


Nose: Vanilla, cinnamon and a faint hint of alcohol. For what I’m guessing is now a much younger bourbon, the nose holds up very well. Also, very well blended for a healthy 101 proof.

Taste: The cinnamon is there and overtakes the vanilla. Less sweetness than the nose would lead one to believe and a bit more burn. It’s not particularly complex, but boy is it good.

Finish: Short and a bit harsh, but well blended. You can tell this is a 101 proof dram, but it’s not punishing.

Overall: I bought this way more than I’d care to admit in college and it’s nice to see that it still holds up well. I enjoy it alongside a lot of other, nicer bottles but I don’t feel that this one’s inferior. Great juice for a really great value.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Insurpassable | No better exists


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