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    any thoughts on wild turkey

    I just had a few pours of wild turkey and was wondering if anyone out there really enjoys drinking wild turkey (I know that because it's a bourbon everyone here would drink it) but what I mean is does anyone consider this one of their favorite pours? The last two bourbons that I've tasted and really enjoyed have been the wild turkey 80 proof and 10yr Weisers. (even though Weisers is not really a bourbon but a blended whiskey but you get the idea)
    This is my first post and I'm looking forward to posting more.

    happy drinking!
    derr-doodle

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    Re: any thoughts on wild turkey

    Wild Turkey 80 proof was one of my "teeth-cutting" bourbons. It is full of flavor and relatively easy to drink. That and Maker's Mark took me the first mile or so on my journey to Bourbonia. But don't stop with the 80 proof, because it only gets better from here. The standard 101 proof bottling is a bit more full-bodied and contains some older bourbon. Russell's Reserve appeals to a lot of drinkers for both price and quality and Rare Breed packs a punch, typically at 108proof or so. But the grandaddy of them all is Kentucky Spirit. Full-bodied yet smooth with lots of sweet vanilla and caramel My mouth is watering just thinking about it and it's 6:30am

    You really can't go wrong with any of the Wild Turkey lineup.

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    Re: any thoughts on wild turkey



    You really can't go wrong with any of the Wild Turkey lineup.


    I agree, Jeff! I've never had the WT 80. I've had the rest. The 101 is great for an everyday pour. Full bodied and great taste! Russels Reserve is just fantastic! Like you said, the entire lineup is great.

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    Re: any thoughts on wild turkey

    First, welcome to SB.com. You'll love this place and the members are the best. No crap goes on here. I love it.

    Second, ALL Wild Turkey rocks! The 80 proof is a great everyday pour and great as a mixer. After that, 101, Russelll's Reserve, 12 Year, Rare Breed, and Kentucky Spirit, NEAT is the word (or water/ice if you prefer.) It would be a "sin" to use them with a mixer. Maybe for the occasional Manhatten.

    Wild Turkey is one of the more sweet whiskies and has a great vanilla/oak profile. I started as a Jim Beam White label fan and now I can hardly drink the stuff neat. The Black Label however is a different story. As for the small batch stuff.

    I go thru the Wild Turkey (all bottlings including the Rye which is WONDERFUL stuff) the most. I don't really think there is a member on this forum that doesn't like one or more of the WT bottlings. I could be wrong, but I doubt it.

    Barry

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    Re: any thoughts on wild turkey

    Yes, I have recently (last two months or so) decided to make WT-101 my "everyday pour". It is good enough that I always enjoy it and inexpensive enough that I can always afford it.

    Elijah Craig 12-year old is even a little less expensive and its also one of my favorites, but sometimes I have to work a little harder to enjoy it.

    Tim

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    Re: any thoughts on wild turkey

    I'm sipping a little Wild Turkey 101 right now and I have to be honest...It is not one of my favorites...

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    Re: any thoughts on wild turkey

    Wait a second, I'm on my second glass...and its getting better!

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    Re: any thoughts on wild turkey

    What do you like about it, Brian?

    What do you dislike?

    Gary

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    Re: any thoughts on wild turkey

    Wild Turkey 101 is good, but not my favorite - at the price point, there are other whiskies I like better, but I'll definitely drink it. Russell's Reserve, however, is one of my very absolute favorites.

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    Re: any thoughts on wild turkey

    What do you like about it, Brian?

    What do you dislike?

    Gary
    It's not bad but when I first taste it I get an "odd" flavor that I don't get from any other bourbon. However...I'm still sipping this second glass and it is getting better...lol...still not one of my top picks but enjoyable.

 

 

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