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  1. #1
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    Best of these 101-proofers?

    All are available in my area, in the $15-20 range. Excuse me if I have overlooked, but I don't see much discussion of these here. Which is the one to grab, if you are grabbing only one? Comments appreciated, even if you have only had one or two. Thanks!

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    Re: Best of these 101-proofers?

    How much is Wild Turkey 101 in your area?

    I've tasted the top two in your list and I can't recommend either. I've never tasted or encountered Old Williamsburg, so I can't comment there.
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    Re: Best of these 101-proofers?

    Turkey 101 is right in that same range, IIRC.

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    Re: Best of these 101-proofers?

    Same as Scott, never heard of Old Williamsburg.
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    Re: Best of these 101-proofers?

    I would definitely go with the Wild Turkey 101 and/or the Old Charter 101. I've never had the OW and I found the OE a bit harsh tasting, as did a few of my friends. Even with a touch of water (I usually drink my bourbon neat) the OE didn't open up enough sweetness for me to want another bottle. Just my thoughts--others may disagree.
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    Re: Best of these 101-proofers?

    I echo the sentiment to stay away from all of these (particularly the Charter 101) and go with the WT101.
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    Re: Best of these 101-proofers?

    Well, it looks like my instinct to usually favor the smaller and lesser-known over the the more major players was off-base here. I will still probably give one of these a try sometime but I will get some Turkey first. Thanks!

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    Re: Best of these 101-proofers?

    I agree with everybody above. Charter 101 is almost undrinkable and WT101 is a great bourbon.

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    Re: Best of these 101-proofers?

    It would seem that I am the only fan of Carter 101. It is a rough bourbon with a lot of flavor but I guess that is how I like them. I have never had the OE 101 but have had the Virgin 101 and I am under the understanding that these are the same juice from HH in different labels. The Virgin 101 is great and cheap. I think I paid 11.50 for 750ml. Old Williamsburg thought I have never had it I have heard that it is a younger HH product. So maybe the same as the OE just younger.
    All this said I would still rather buy a bottle of WT101.
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    Re: Best of these 101-proofers?

    Quote Originally Posted by independant View Post
    It would seem that I am the only fan of Carter 101. It is a rough bourbon with a lot of flavor but I guess that is how I like them. I have never had the OE 101 but have had the Virgin 101 and I am under the understanding that these are the same juice from HH in different labels. The Virgin 101 is great and cheap. I think I paid 11.50 for 750ml. Old Williamsburg thought I have never had it I have heard that it is a younger HH product. So maybe the same as the OE just younger.
    All this said I would still rather buy a bottle of WT101.
    I would generally agree with everybody else here. WT 101 is probably the best 101 choice, but I do like the Old Ezra 101 too. It is a great mixer.

    This is a fun excercise though!
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