Wild Turkey 101


Grade: C

Type: American, Bourbon, Kentucky

Age: N/A

ABV: 50.50%

Price: $21

Availability: Wide

It’s time to review one of the American iconic expressions. The nose is a bit raw almost like a paint thinner. The palate isn’t bad at all, typical sweet American bourbon. The finish is what makes this bottle a low rating. The finish is hot and without character. It’s rare when I turn down a free second taste, but this is one of those times. Not much else to report here…


2 thoughts on “Wild Turkey 101

  1. This is one of those interesting bourbons because I know folks who despise it, and find it raw and unworthy of drinking again. However, for my dollar, this has always been one of my favorites, especially in the fall/winter when the temperatures are below freezing. I think it balances rye spices and corn sweetness as good as any other bourbon under $30.

  2. I don’t completely disagree. I do like the palate on it. The finish is where this expression doesn’t work for me. I can’t see this being better than Weller, Elmer, Elijah Craig to name a few. There is some decent small batch by Wild Turkey in the $35-$45 range. Thank you for the comments. I do enjoy sharing opinions on different expressions.

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