Review #385 – Wild Turkey 101 (2010 Export)
Whiskey Network Review #385 | /r/Bourbon Review #217 – Wild Turkey 101 (2010)
The Schtick: Wild Turkey 101 is a NAS offering bottled at 101proof. The mash is standard but barrel entry proof varies based on the era in which the barrels were laid down.
I’m doing these blindly. The sample has been revealed to me, post review, in order to title and add in the details for this review.
Wild Turkey 101
Distiller: Wild Turkey
Bottler: Wild Turkey
ABV: 101pf | 50.5% ABV
Age: 8 Years
Bottled: 2010 (Bottle Code)
Source: r/scotchswap sample
Export/Domestic: Export, Europe
Nose: Strong clove, corn, vanilla, brown sugar and cigar tobacco
Taste: Pretty good mouthfeel. Very clove heavy, vanilla, spice, some astringency. Mild orange. Some heat. Definitely Wild Turkey.
Finish: Medium but a bit of heat. Some astringency, lots of clove, vanilla and some faint cocoa.
Overall: Overall, this is pretty nice. Upon reveal, I was pretty surprised that this was one of the more recent export 8 yr bottles. I definitely couldn’t tell through, what seemed to be, the additional astringency and clove heavy notes that I pick up in current WT 101 NAS. That being said, I still really enjoyed it. Sniffing it screams MIGHTY GOBBLE which is half the enjoyment of having a dram of WT to me anyways. Nose is delicious.
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