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JR1968
01-05-2013, 20:45
Hi Guy's,

Found a new favorite tonight WT 101, it is so smooth. Now it's a real toss up besides Jim Beam Black and
Makers?


Cheers,
JR1968

ethangsmith
01-06-2013, 08:36
If you like the Wild Turkey 101, I suggest getting a bottle of the Wild Turkey Rare Breed. It's the 101 with the volume turned up!

squire
01-06-2013, 09:38
I think of Rare Breed as graduate level Wild Turkey.

mark fleetwood
01-06-2013, 10:22
Hi Guy's,

Found a new favorite tonight WT 101, it is so smooth. Now it's a real toss up besides Jim Beam Black and
Makers?


Cheers,
JR1968
If you like WT101, you might see if there are any bottles remaining of its brother, WTRye 101. It's being replaced by an 81 proof version which has been getting quite a few negative comments here.

ErikH
01-06-2013, 10:28
I'll second the call for Rare Breed, not that there is anything wrong with WT101.

squire
01-06-2013, 12:03
Grab the Rye if you find it, we may not see it's like again.

MyOldKyDram
01-06-2013, 12:05
Seconded (or thirded) that. Soooooo good. I know where a good bit is actually, but it's a touch more than I would care to pay. Got a few bunkered, but if times get tight...

squire
01-06-2013, 12:54
When times get tight we're thankful for Heaven Hill's reasonable prices.

bad_scientist
01-06-2013, 13:33
When times get tight we're thankful for Heaven Hill's reasonable prices.

Hear, hear! On our drive back from vacation in Florida, I stopped in a few stores to get as many HH BiB offerings as I could, since many are not easily obtainable in DC. I got the gold label, white label, EW BiB, and JW Dant. Amazing values, all of them.
And to JR1968, it's common for someone to recommend an extremely hard-to-find item. Don't worry about those. The last few years of WT101 rye... well, you can research it yourself on this forum, but they were not universally regarded as classics. You'll find a range of opinions on it, but only trust the ones that came BEFORE the label was "suspended". Those were not tinged with nostalgia or pride over how many were "bunkered", a word I hate, hate, hate to see on this forum and one that is used CONSTANTLY.

Old Lamplighter
01-06-2013, 13:47
...not that there is anything wrong with WT101.

I'll have to be the disagreeable one to join the crowd....the party-pooper of sorts....plenty wrong with the current WT101:puke:
So, my advice is hurry to the Rare Breed :drink: asap and you'll never look back at the once-great 101 ever again...:grin:

mosugoji64
01-06-2013, 22:15
I'll throw in a recommendation for older bottles of WTKS. There's some fine whiskey to be had in those bottles.

Trey Manthey
01-07-2013, 02:55
last few years of WT101 rye... well, you can research it yourself on this forum, but they were not universally regarded as classics. You'll find a range of opinions on it, but only trust the ones that came BEFORE the label was "suspended". Those were not tinged with nostalgia or pride over how many were "bunkered", a word I hate, hate, hate to see on this forum and one that is used CONSTANTLY.

Worth seconding...Rittenhouse BIB is still easily available and I think anyone that has done a side by side with the WT101 will agree that the WT is just not that great. Besides the Rittenhouse is usually a few bucks cheaper.

jwacky
01-07-2013, 12:04
I've never had WT 101, but I've been drinking the heck out of WT Rare Breed, lately. Love that stuff!

squire
01-07-2013, 12:13
That's my pick of the WT offerings JW.

Luna56
01-08-2013, 15:19
I really like the 101 but don't care for the RB at all. Something seemed way off in the bottle I got and I've never revisited it.

Cheers!

TheOakMonster
01-08-2013, 18:16
Rittenhouse BIB is still easily available and I think anyone that has done a side by side with the WT101 will agree that the WT is just not that great.

Disagree--100%. Rittenhouse is fine and I enjoy a bottle from time to time. However, I find Rittenhouse too bourbon-like and short on rye spiciness. In this regards, I much prefer WTR101--more intense aromas and flavors.

MyOldKyDram
01-08-2013, 18:21
Yeah, I'll take the WT over the Ritt as well*. Or at least I will as long as I have some.

*nostalgia and pride notwithstanding