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Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

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Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Postby talisker10 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:22 pm

Color and appearance: Deep Amber, a bit on the thin side

Nose: Vanilla, honey, spice

Mouth: Honey, cherries, vanilla, charcoal over a background of a rye spiciness

Finish: spice and honey

Over ice, the honey and cherry fade and spice and charcoal come to foreground.
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Re: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Postby ClarenceCarter » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:17 am

I really like WT Rye 101. It's the main reason I don't buy expensive Ryes or Bourbons.
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Re: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Postby Gov » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:17 pm

Any thing by WT is top notch im my book!
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Re: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Postby schitzengiggles » Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:26 am

wt rye 101 vs rittenhouse 100.. discuss!
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Re: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Postby talisker10 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:29 pm

Have not had the Rittenhouse yet. I have had the High West Rendezvous Rye. That stuff is FANTASTIC, but hard to find. Spec's here in Houston expects to have a limited supply of Thomas H. Handy Rye in November, I hope to get a bottle of that before they sell out.
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Re: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Postby Gov » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:26 pm

Rittenhouse is simple fantasic for the money. WT is a small step up from it though. So, WT by a horse length :D
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Re: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Postby ClarenceCarter » Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:47 pm

I haven't had the Rittenhouse 100 either, but it's on the list to pick up at some point. I am also a fan of Wild Turkey in general.
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Re: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Postby schitzengiggles » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:37 am

i constantly have arguments with myself about which is better. i like arguments with myself, i always win those. :mrgreen: long story short, if you like one, try the other, both fantastic expressions of rye.
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Re: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Postby Chef! » Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:10 am

Purchased a bottle of this tonight and am trying it as I type. Smooth and complex down to the finish. And what a bargain at 20-something dollars!

Next time I'm at Bevmo I am going to buy a bottle of High West to compare.
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Re: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Postby talisker10 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:41 pm

IMHO the High West is quite a bit better than the WT, but I also can't get it locally and it's twice the price. It's mighty good stuff though. I bought the William Larue Weller so I will have to wait till next year to try the Thomas H. Handy Rye.
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Re: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Postby AdamMY » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:29 am

I agree with the sentiments that you can not go wrong with wild turkey, and I actually just finished off a dram of the 101 Rye and I'd consider it a bargain for the price as well.
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Re: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Postby p_elliott » Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:48 pm

The WT 101 Rye is a bargain rye you can not do better at that price range.
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Re: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:26 pm

I can't purchase the Wild Turkey 101 where I live. However, their standard, base bottling is available. How is it?
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Re: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:54 am

My brother gave me a bottle of WT 101 and I am impressed. Here is a preliminary tasting note:

Nose
Classic bourbon bouquet of rye and sweet corn rising up from the bottom of my brandy snifter. The scent of red licorice also makes an appearance.

Palate
Smooth entry of sweet corn and warm caramel, reminiscent of the hardened top surface of crème brûlee. Mid-palate is where the spiciness of the rye says: "Hello!" or maybe "Whatcha doin' there neighbor, c'mon over!" Besides the rye is that hickory wood smoke that is present but not over powering.

Finish
French toast drizzled with maple syrup, some old fashioned molasses and charcoal and oak. While the initial entry upon the palate was distinctly sweet corn, the final stage of the finish is dry, concentrated oak, vanilla and cigar. The flavors linger for a considerable amount of time upon the palate.

General Impressions
Smoother than Knob Creek. I am astounded that it is 50.5% alcohol/volume and at the same time delivers a gentle, sophisticated taste without a nasty bite of alcohol. Matter of fact, you do not taste any alcohol. No need to add water in order to tame the flavor profile.

At $28 a bottle in Canada, that's great value for money!
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Re: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Postby talisker10 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:19 am

Great notes on the WT 101, Novice Scotch Fan. WT 101 is great stuff. It is amazing how smooth it is given the strength.
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Re: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Postby rbhorn » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:20 am

Have any of you had Mitcher's Rye?
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Re: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Postby bbrownri » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:47 pm

Just bought a bottle of the WT 101 Rye last night. I'm impressed by how it is oily and has that great rye spicy-sourness but doesn't dry out my palate. Powerful stuff but really smooth. Definitely worth the $27 price tag!
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