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    Re: Wild Turkey 12

    Quote Originally Posted by gblick View Post
    Do all of the WT12's have date stamps on them?
    I have a WT12 split-label (I found at a store, not in a duty free shop) that has a small date (02-06-97) stamped on the plastic neck wrapping.
    The old split labels have a bottling date laser stamped on the neck. The old gold ones have slits cut in the side of the label that was used for bottling dates....unfortunately, you'd have to have one of their tools to figure out the madness!

    Dawn

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    Re: Wild Turkey 12

    Thanks for the info, Dawn.

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    Re: Wild Turkey 12

    Some WT12 gold foil bottles also have a 2-digit number - presumably a date - stamped into the bottom. For instance, I have a bottle with an "85" stamped on the bottom.

    I believe there were actually 2 gold foil versions: one is the "cheesy" gold foil and the other is a "shadow" gold foil, in which the turkey on the label is silhouetted. Oscar (I think) has posted about it.

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    Re: Wild Turkey 12

    My WT12 gold foil has a 92 on the bottom and a date of 06/09/94 printed on the neckband. I figure the bottle was made in late 1992 and filled in June 1994!

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    Re: Wild Turkey 12

    Ok, so last night happened to be just the night for this experiment.
    I got 2 WT shot glasses and poured a 50/50 mix of WTAS/RR101 into one and WT12 (current DF version) into the other.

    - Color -
    In the photo, the 50/50 mix looks darker, but that is due to their being more in the glass. The Gillmanization was what I would call medium amber and the WT12 was more of a deep copper

    - Nose -
    I'm not great on tasting notes, but here's what I found:
    Nosing the bourbons I found the 12yo heavy char with dry leather and oak.
    The mix was very sweet smelling with hints of Maple Syrup and Caramel

    - Taste -
    WT12 - Lots of oak & dry leather
    The mix was awesome - lots of vanilla, caramel and butterscotch before the oak kicks in after about 6 seconds. The oak was not as prominent as the 12yo.

    - Finish -
    WT12 - dry lingering finish with heavy char
    The mix - the sweetness eventually fades to dry leather.

    Overall I was much more impressed with the mix, this is a good way to drink Wild Turkey.
    I have never been fortunate enough to have any WT12 gold foils or split labels, but I find this current offering less that I would expect from all the good things I hear of it. I would buy RR101 or WTAS over this particular bottle any day, but for $50 duty free you can't go wrong!

    Troy, (or anyone on here!) if you are ever in Brisbane feel free to come over for a drink!

    Scott
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    Re: Wild Turkey 12

    Quote Originally Posted by HighTower View Post
    Ok, so last night happened to be just the night for this experiment.
    I got 2 WT shot glasses and poured a 50/50 mix of WTAS/RR101 into one and WT12 (current DF version) into the other.

    - Color -
    In the photo, the 50/50 mix looks darker, but that is due to their being more in the glass. The Gillmanization was what I would call medium amber and the WT12 was more of a deep copper

    - Nose -
    I'm not great on tasting notes, but here's what I found:
    Nosing the bourbons I found the 12yo heavy char with dry leather and oak.
    The mix was very sweet smelling with hints of Maple Syrup and Caramel

    - Taste -
    WT12 - Lots of oak & dry leather
    The mix was awesome - lots of vanilla, caramel and butterscotch before the oak kicks in after about 6 seconds. The oak was not as prominent as the 12yo.

    - Finish -
    WT12 - dry lingering finish with heavy char
    The mix - the sweetness eventually fades to dry leather.

    Overall I was much more impressed with the mix, this is a good way to drink Wild Turkey.
    I have never been fortunate enough to have any WT12 gold foils or split labels, but I find this current offering less that I would expect from all the good things I hear of it. I would buy RR101 or WTAS over this particular bottle any day, but for $50 duty free you can't go wrong!

    Troy, (or anyone on here!) if you are ever in Brisbane feel free to come over for a drink!

    Scott
    That is just a beautiful picture... love all of the bottles.... poster worthy

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    Re: Wild Turkey 12

    I am at the airport and see a few of the 12 years for 55 bucks. Is it worth pulling the trigger? I have no wtas or rr101 so this will have to do!

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    Re: Wild Turkey 12

    That's a fair price, go for it.
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    Re: Wild Turkey 12

    it seems these are the kinds of things i need to save my money for...
    HUP!

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    Re: Wild Turkey 12

    Quote Originally Posted by felthove View Post
    I am at the airport and see a few of the 12 years for 55 bucks. Is it worth pulling the trigger? I have no wtas or rr101 so this will have to do!
    Are you at SeaTac airport? 3 years ago the WT 12 year old's were $35 and it was for a 700ml bottle.

 

 

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