Recently I purchased a bottle of Wild Turkey 101 bourbon that is EXCEPTIONAL. It's leaps and bounds better than any other bottle of WT101 bourbon I've ever had. It has greater complexity and a nice dry tobacco flavor that I've never found before in this bottling. To my palate, it even surpasses the Rare Breed for balance and complexity.
This got me thinking a little bit about variance and nuances I've noticed in the mass-bottled whiskies. Is this common? Is it just in my head? Has anyone else noticed these variations in the mass-bottled stuff????