Wild Turkey

8 Years Old, 101

ABV 50.5%
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Brand: Wild Turkey
Expression: 8 Years Old, 101
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: 8 years old
Year of bottling: 1999
ABV: 50.5%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 5
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Heavy oak and vanilla, sweet and quite fat.
Palate: Rich and mouth-coating from the start, with a surprising burst of oaky spice at the centre. The honey sweetness lurks in the background.
Finish: Rye depth and fruitiness but unusually dry and oak-heavy.
Comment: A drier version of the old No. 8 101 brand, with the honey trademark keeping a low profile. Not quite so complex but a sturdy bourbon for all that.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Dry. Molasses. Vanilla.
Palate: More malty flavours than might be expected in a Bourbon. Suggestions of Assam tea. The char flavours are not tea but wood.
Finish: Oaky, winey, raisiny. Very long.
Comment: Yes it is big and wild, but far more sophisticated than the name suggests.
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Wild Turkey Distillery, 1417 Versailles Road, Lawrenceburg, KY, Kentucky, USA
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