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
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.
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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