Wild Turkey Bourbon 101
Wild Turkey // Kentucky, USA
Wild Turkey has been known to barrel their whiskey at a lower entry-proof, meaning the product is a lower proof as it comes off the still and goes into the barrel. That lower entry proof lends to more flavor from the mash and gives Wild Turkey products a notable flavor. It shouldn’t be any surprise that after 8 years of rest in charred new American oak barrels aging in rickhouses in Lawrenceberg, Kentucky that Wild Turkey 101 bourbon is pulled from the barrel at 109 proof before being proofed down only a touch.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The nose is subtle yet full of rich sweet aromas of butterscotch, honey, vanilla caramel crème, with a touch of delicate underpinnings of citrus brightness and white flowers. The palate gives way to flavors of toasted wood, caramel, vanilla, and with just a couple drops of water reveals a rich chocolate maltiness with hints under ripe stone fruits. The finish with this whiskey has a lingering richness of spice and bold notes of toasted oak. "