Review #392. Wild Turkey 101 2007

​Review #392: Wild Turkey 101 (2007)**

Review #392 | /r/Bourbon Review #224 – Wild Turkey 101 (2007)

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: NAS

Bottled: 2007

Source: r/scotchswap sample


Nose: Sharp, astringent pepper. Clove, sweet maple. Oats??

Taste: Hot but sweet. The clove, cinnamon and pepper really pack a punch here. Lots more spice than I’m used to on this one. There’s lots and lots of heat.

Finish: Short and hot. Lots of clove, lots of caramel but also a good deal of heat.

Overall: I wasn’t wildly impressed with this one, but it seems to be a turkey outlier. Perhaps a turkey lost in the bushes. The heat was a bit more than I expected but it was consistent and stuck around. As a result, I’m going to give this a 5. It just wasn’t as balanced and nuanced as the rest. Still good, don’t get me wrong, but not up to spec.

Reveal: 2007 NAS 101

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

Comments

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