I picked this up at the DutyFreeAmerica at the Buffalo border. figured what better whisky review to post for thanksgiving than a Turkey!
Wild Turkey 101 – 50.5%
- Appearance: orange and gold. Nicely coats the glass. I’m always amazed at the colour you get in bourbon without added colouring… must be the virgin oak.
- Nose: lots of caramel and vanilla, honey and oak. A mellow spiciness too.
nutmeg maybe. Very sweet overall.
- Taste: incredibly oaky with tons of caramel. Very sweet. Again those spices. Maybe some cinnamon in addition to the nutmeg. kind of a mulled wine flavour. Maybe getting a bit of the rye through nearing the finish. sawdust. popcorn.
- Finish: oaky, warm and mellow. Lingers sweetly.
- Score: 88/100
I like the high proof and the woodiness, and it has some interesting notes. In a blind tasting I guessed this was Rare Breed once and rated it quite highly. Very sweet, lots of caramel and spice.. For a budget bourbon it’s really nice.