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Wild Turkey 8 Years Old, 101 Tasting notes and reviews

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Wild Turkey 8 Years Old, 101

Brand
Wild Turkey
Expression
8 Years Old, 101
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Age
8 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Wild Turkey Distillery
Region
Kentucky
Website
www.wildturkeybourbon.com
Availability
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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.

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.
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