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  1. #41
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    Re: BOTM 6/13: Wild Turkey Rye 101

    A bunch of these showed up recently at several local stores. Must have been constipation somewhere in the supply chain
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  2. #42
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    Re: BOTM 6/13: Wild Turkey Rye 101

    So how do we get a concrete confirmation on if this stuff is coming back or not? I would say the COLA application is a step in the right direction though....
    This happens to be my favorite whiskey and my 15 bottles I stockpiled won't last forever! I need to know if I have to go out and somehow find more!
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    Re: BOTM 6/13: Wild Turkey Rye 101

    I love when the BOTM thread makes me pull a bottle off the shelf that I've been ignoring for too long. I actually bought this bottle of WT rye quite a while ago, I'm guessing 5 or 6 years. When I first opened it, I thought it was too hot - whatever good flavor was there was overshadowed by the alcohol burn. But after it had been opened for a while it eventually settled down and came into its own.

    It's just a good, solid, well-rounded rye. My bottle is a little less than half full, and still drinking very nicely after being opened for several years. I might have to pick up a bottle of the 81 proof rye now just to see how it compares.

  4. #44
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    Re: BOTM 6/13: Wild Turkey Rye 101

    I like the WTR101, very good for the price. I usually use it to make Old Fashioneds, but also drink it neat on occasion.

  5. #45
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    Re: BOTM 6/13: Wild Turkey Rye 101

    Quote Originally Posted by ethangsmith View Post
    So how do we get a concrete confirmation on if this stuff is coming back or not? I would say the COLA application is a step in the right direction though....
    This happens to be my favorite whiskey and my 15 bottles I stockpiled won't last forever! I need to know if I have to go out and somehow find more!
    I would hold your enthusiasm myself (I am). I loved the old stuff also but I think it is a sure bet the new stuff will be younger.

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    Re: BOTM 6/13: Wild Turkey Rye 101

    Just picked up my first WTR101 last night and cracked it this morning. I've had a bottle of 81 that I thought was alright (I know some folks thought it was horse piss). At $25 a bottle, it seems like a pretty good value. Without doing a side-by-side, my guess is that it would hold up against the young Willett FERs that are typically around 110 proof (but typically $35 around these parts). Maybe not quite as good, but at 2/3 the cost - a pretty nice rye. Not sure I'll make the 90 minute round-trip drive to pick the other up though, since it sounds like WT will bring back the 101 at some point (although it may not be nearly as good - I know).
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  7. #47
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    Re: BOTM 6/13: Wild Turkey Rye 101

    Still easily available in Australia.

  8. #48
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    Re: BOTM 6/13: Wild Turkey Rye 101

    The 81 proof is now everywhere, but the 101 WT Rye is gone or very scarce in Japan. (But I got a couple bunkered. I'm a big fan of the stuff.)
    Peace, ... and Hippy Love.

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    Re: BOTM 6/13: Wild Turkey Rye 101

    It's all gone in NWGA and the WTR81 is horrible. Gonna make a run to Chattanooga tomorrow and see if I can find any.

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    Re: BOTM 6/13: Wild Turkey Rye 101

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    I don't like it. The 81 proof rye makes it tastes like VWFRR, tho.


    With all due respect to Josh, I do love the old WT101Rye. Bought a case when it was going away, but like an idiot I'm down to 3 bottles. When I open a bottle, it goes fast. I don't drink nearly as much Rye as I did a couple years ago, but the 101 remains my favorite everyday Rye pour. When, and if, it does come back, I'll try it with an open mind, but I don't have high hopes.

    On a related note, while I don't care for Baby Saz(Medicinal finish), and I do enjoy RittBIB, WT101 was in a class above, IMHO. I view it as the last great WT bottling to bite the dust.

 

 

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