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Wild Turkey 81

Postby Ganga » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:20 am

What is this? Anyone know? It was sittling next to the 80 and 101 at Bevmo. It doesn't seem reasonable to have an 81 alongside the 80 unless there is something else a little different about it.
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Re: Wild Turkey 81

Postby pkt77242 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:23 am

Ganga wrote:What is this? Anyone know? It was sittling next to the 80 and 101 at Bevmo. It doesn't seem reasonable to have an 81 alongside the 80 unless there is something else a little different about it.


It is a little older. I believe that it is 6-8 years old when the standard stuff is around 6 or maybe even a little younger.
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Re: Wild Turkey 81

Postby lockejn » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:38 pm

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Re: Wild Turkey 81

Postby Ganga » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:30 pm

Interesting that everyone compares to the 101, like it is the only other product out there. 80 or Rare Breed, anyone? :P I was more interested in the difference in product than the review.
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Re: Wild Turkey 81

Postby lockejn » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:34 pm

Not sure what you're referring to. John's post tells you about all there is to know right from the horse's mouth - no review and no comparison to the 101.

The regular 80 is just watered down 101 so far as I know. The 81 uses the same mashbill but is aged/blended a little bit differently. And they're in the same price/market segment. So I'd say a comparison to the 101 is apt.

I've read in a few places that the 80 is eventually being replace by the 81, but obviously there's a lot of stock out there.
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Re: Wild Turkey 81

Postby The Third Dram » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:13 pm

"Unlike the often scorching Wild Turkey 101, WT 81 is easy and sweet."

"Serious Turkey fans will probably find this a disappointment, too much of a change of pace away from the frontier style of the 101."

There it is in a nutshell. I'll take the 'frontier / scorch', thank you. :wink:

And yes, the 80 proof is watered down to the point of being cooking Bourbon.
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Re: Wild Turkey 81

Postby AdamMY » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:03 am

Yeah not sure what is going on today, the WT 101 is scorching my throat horribly today, I sort of wish I had the 81 to compare/ try.
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Re: Wild Turkey 81

Postby pkt77242 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:20 am

The Third Dram wrote:"Unlike the often scorching Wild Turkey 101, WT 81 is easy and sweet."

"Serious Turkey fans will probably find this a disappointment, too much of a change of pace away from the frontier style of the 101."

There it is in a nutshell. I'll take the 'frontier / scorch', thank you. :wink:

And yes, the 80 proof is watered down to the point of being cooking Bourbon.


^This. I don't enjoy the 80 proof. Give me WT at 101 or higher thank you. :iwbrnt:
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