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thanis
03-29-2010, 22:55
I've been taking it slow the last week or so.

Noticed something about WT, and would like to know if I'm tasting it right. Is WT 80 a bit more smokey (almost slightly more like a scotch) than Jim Beam White?

Thanks for any feedback.

BigRich
03-30-2010, 06:50
I personally find it to have more depth of flavor in general. But I'm not the biggest fan of standard white label Jim Beam.

Dramiel McHinson
03-30-2010, 08:02
Is WT 80 a bit more smokey (almost slightly more like a scotch) than Jim Beam White?

To me, yes. I think Jim Beam white label tastes very light on my nose and palate while the Turkey has a bit more flavor coming through. It's possible you are tasting the char on the inside of the barrel. I often pick up on that slight smokey flavor with bourbons that spend more time in a barrel with a deeper char. I don't know what char level WT uses compared to Beam but it seems to me to be a bit more prevalent than Beam white label.

ggilbertva
03-30-2010, 08:37
The other factor being age. JBW is 4 years old while WT is typically older, closer to 6-8 yrs.

p_elliott
03-30-2010, 08:56
WT uses a #4 char in all their products as far as I know. That is going to be a heavier char than JB.

callmeox
03-30-2010, 09:35
To expand on Greg's post, I recall that the 80 proof WT is a combination of 4, 6, and 8 year old bourbon (with no idea of the ratios). The addition of the older spirit will give it more depth than just the younger bourbon that is in the Beam product.

matthew0715
03-30-2010, 11:50
The other factor being age. JBW is 4 years old while WT is typically older, closer to 6-8 yrs.

I believe WT101 might be 6-8 y.o. but I thought someone mentioned the 80 proof was younger whiskey.

Matt

bourbonv
03-30-2010, 13:34
Eddy Russell once told me that the 80 proof is younger, but taken from the top of the warehouses where it has been exposed to more heat.

Mike Veach

thanis
03-30-2010, 14:20
WT uses a #4 char in all their products as far as I know. That is going to be a heavier char than JB.


...It's possible you are tasting the char on the inside of the barrel...

Thank you very much, now I know what it is and think I can pick it out. While the age is also relevant, I believe it is the char I am picking out.

Sincere thanks.

ggilbertva
04-03-2010, 11:58
Thank you very much, now I know what it is and think I can pick it out. While the age is also relevant, I believe it is the char I am picking out.

Sincere thanks.

One other suggestion. Buying the 101 gives you flexibility to try WT at various proofs....e.g. taking it down from 101 to 96, 91, 86, etc. Adding a little water to vary the proof can make a difference.

p_elliott
04-04-2010, 01:10
One other suggestion. Buying the 101 gives you flexibility to try WT at various proofs....e.g. taking it down from 101 to 96, 91, 86, etc. Adding a little water to vary the proof can make a difference.
Greg I used to like you :slappin:

BourbonJoe
07-16-2010, 16:45
Speaking of Wild Turkey, Pennsylvania is closing out 750's of WT 101 in the PET bottle for 13 and change. Stock up if you can.
Joe :usflag:

Rughi
07-16-2010, 17:23
Speaking of Wild Turkey, Pennsylvania is closing out 750's of WT 101 in the PET bottle for 13 and change. Stock up if you can.
Joe :usflag:

That's a great opportunity for rebarreling!

OscarV
07-16-2010, 17:27
Speaking of Wild Turkey, Pennsylvania is closing out 750's of WT 101 in the PET bottle for 13 and change. Stock up if you can.
Joe :usflag:


That's a great opportunity for rebarreling!

Good point and PA has a good summer climate for aging.

cowdery
07-16-2010, 18:40
I don't really know, but it seems like long term storage of whiskey in PET would be a bad idea. By "long term" I mean more than a year or two. I don't really know, science-wise, just a bias against long term storage in plastic.

jburlowski
07-16-2010, 19:15
I don't really know, but it seems like long term storage of whiskey in PET would be a bad idea. By "long term" I mean more than a year or two. I don't really know, science-wise, just a bias against long term storage in plastic.

You can have a bottle of whiskey for more than two years?

Huh... :slappin:

cowdery
07-17-2010, 12:56
You can have a bottle of whiskey for more than two years?

Huh... :slappin:

I know it's largely theoretical, but they were talking about "stocking up."