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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamber
    Maybe 101 (Cannot see label properly) ? -> http://www.whisky-doris.de/preislisteUn.php (Look under American whiskey, near bottom of page).

    The only time I've got the 101, is when I've got friends to bring it back from the US.
    Sion,

    The 1/3 litre bottle is 101 al right. I remember when it was sold on the tax-free market in the first half of the 90-is in a 3-pack alongside if I remember right a Buchmills and Abourlore.

    Leif
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    Hi Leif,

    It's 101, but it's not the no age statement version is it ? Take a loot there's a little 8 on the bottom right of the label:

    http://www.whisky-doris.de/images/WildTurkey8k.jpg
    Cheers,

    Sion (AKA Bamber).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamber
    Hi Leif,

    It's 101, but it's not the no age statement version is it ? Take a loot there's a little 8 on the bottom right of the label:

    http://www.whisky-doris.de/images/WildTurkey8k.jpg
    Sion,

    That’s right. It is the older version with an 8-year statement. However the taste profile is quit similar. I have not seen the no age version in any German online store.

    Leif
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    Still we're luck enough to have the 12yo readily available, so maybe we should not worry too much about not getting the 101 NAS.
    Cheers,

    Sion (AKA Bamber).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nor02lei
    Sion,

    I remember when it was sold on the tax-free market in the first half of the 90-is
    Leif
    You´ve been around for quite a while, Leif! And there I was, at the end of the 90´s, feeling all alone, totally unaware that there was a revolution brooding in Dalarna (a Swedish province).
    Delighted to see you if you can find me!

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    As promised, I poured myself some Wild Turkey 101 last night. I agree with the notion that this is a "benchmark" bourbon. In fact, it has a lot more flavor than most, no doubt due to its low distillation/entry proof. That also gives it a lot more grain character than most, yet I was struck by the barrel notes and especially the char. As Jimmy always says, they do everything the old fashioned way, and you can really taste that heavy #4 char.

    I have been in the habit of pointing newbies in the direction of Maker's Mark, but maybe Wild Turkey 101 is a better choice. Certainly it is more indicitive of what they will find as they sample other products.

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    I think WT might be interesting to taste with less barrel notes.

    Gary

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    It's interesting that this is the fourth or fifth time that Jeff and I have chosen the same BOTM. Just goes to show that great minds think alike.

    WT 101 has long been my favorite "out in the woods" bourbon. I never venture into the great outdoors on a camping trip without packing a bottle of it. IMO, a large part of what makes the 101 so attractive is the consistency of the product. It was superb bang for the buck 15 years ago, and remains so today. I don't drink it all that often, but it seems that the few times a year that I do the flavor profile is exactly as I remember it four months, four years, or a decade ago.

    Bravo Jimmy!
    Last edited by jbutler; 09-12-2006 at 08:52.
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    Well I had my glass today and I must say I love this stuff. To me it's everything a Bourbon should be. I kept it going with a glass of 101 Rye afterwards. Enjoyable but not in the same league if you ask me.
    Tim

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    WT Rye

    Actually, I'd say that the 101 Rye is to rye as the 101 bourbon is to bourbon - a great whiskey that doesn't need to apologize for anything. The one and only reason that I go through more Rittenhouse than WT rye is the price. Wild Turkey's rye, however, has an intensity to it that even Rittenhouse BIB can't match - the spice knob has been turned to 11.
    Oh no! You have walked into the slavering fangs of a lurking grue!

 

 

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