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    Re: Wild Turkey 101

    Quote Originally Posted by MauiSon View Post
    It's currently $16+ ($17 w/tax) on sale here. At that price I'll stock up. It's my favorite <$20 available (main competition - Jim Beam Black @ $16 and Old Grand Dad 86 @ $15). At >$20, I just won't buy it. I use a dollar-value rating system and WT101 = $18.

    [Not available: any other OGD, VOB, Weller, Old Forester. FC103, BT, Ritt100 are $24 here.]
    Tell us more about how that dollar-value rating system yields a price of $18 for WT. Is it a simple system we can use for any bourbon? Suggestions for how to adjust for variations in price from state to state? (In OH, if I understand you, WT is about $22 and should never be purchased.)
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    Re: Wild Turkey 101

    I paid $21 for this bottle, but I know I can probably get it for a dollar or two less at another shop here in town.

    It's just not worth a dollar or two to drive the extra miles.

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    Re: Wild Turkey 101

    FWIW, I feel the WT101 is a fine and worthy bourbon. I like the spice and solid oak flavors it offers. Some Turkey on the rocks makes me a happy man. I don't know all the ins and outs of its distillery and "the old days" , but I've been pouring it for about ten years and am proud to say so.

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    Re: Wild Turkey 101

    So here's to another 10, my Grand Dad and I salute you.

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    Re: Wild Turkey 101

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyfish View Post
    Tell us more about how that dollar-value rating system yields a price of $18 for WT. Is it a simple system we can use for any bourbon? Suggestions for how to adjust for variations in price from state to state? (In OH, if I understand you, WT is about $22 and should never be purchased.)
    Well, I suppose ya caught me bending the truth there a bit. My system is simply a measure of my pleasure in monetary terms. I'm no stickler, if I desired a bottle of WT101 away from home and the price was $22, I'd buy it. I wouldn't bunker it at that price, though. I bunker for two reasons only, value and selection.

    Thanks for asking, it helped to clarify my intention.

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    Re: Wild Turkey 101

    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti View Post
    If you detect a lot of wood in those, you'll probably find more in WT101. It's going to be a lot spicier than those, so the wood may not be what you notice, comparatively.

    My father-in-law drinks WT 90% of the time*, always on the rocks, so I've had my fair share of it, but I usually drink it on the rocks with him. When in Rome and all that. I enjoy it, but wouldn't buy it and drink neat like I usually drink whiskey.

    * 90% of the time that he's drinking whiskey, not 90% of all time. Although sometimes there's little difference.
    Sorry for the delay Alden. Your standards for quick posting are pretty intense!

    Yes; this. It is both more woody (especially than MM) and a different kind of woody: less of the mellow sweet wood of the Weller line and more of a sharp, spicy wood.
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    Re: Wild Turkey 101

    Quote Originally Posted by CoMobourbon View Post
    Sorry for the delay Alden. Your standards for quick posting are pretty intense!

    Yes; this. It is both more woody (especially than MM) and a different kind of woody: less of the mellow sweet wood of the Weller line and more of a sharp, spicy wood.
    OK. I don't taste as much wood in it, when compared to MM or Weller, but maybe that's just because, like you just said, it's a different type of wood flavor. More spice. I'm going to take another sip in a bit here and see what I can pick up.
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    Re: Wild Turkey 101

    OK, caramel, vanilla, honey, toasted oak, coffee, tobacco... that's all I'm getting.

    I really like this stuff. It's a bit on the sweet side, and I have a sweet tooth.
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: Wild Turkey 101

    WT 101 is a go to bourbon for me. I always have a bottle. WT 101, EW Black, OGD BiB, and GD #12 are always in the house.

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    Re: Wild Turkey 101

    Quote Originally Posted by Alden View Post
    OK. I don't taste as much wood in it, when compared to MM or Weller, but maybe that's just because, like you just said, it's a different type of wood flavor. More spice. I'm going to take another sip in a bit here and see what I can pick up.
    Quote Originally Posted by Alden View Post
    OK, caramel, vanilla, honey, toasted oak, coffee, tobacco... that's all I'm getting.

    I really like this stuff. It's a bit on the sweet side, and I have a sweet tooth.
    Good. I like it too.

    BTW, I should have phrased my response "I taste more woodiness..." rather than "It is more woody..."

    Even in your short time on the board, you've surely by now noticed the taste-is-subjective-and-personal, don't-let-anybody-tell-you-what-something-tastes-like orthodoxies. That's pretty much the standard response to questions like yours, and even if I think people sometimes use it to over-generalize and avoid committing to a specific opinion, I think it's really a pretty sensible answer.
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