American Whiskey - Bourbon

Wild Turkey 101 Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Rating Information

  • Proof66 Rating
    572 / 904
    Rabble Rating
    4.5 / 5.0
    Price (USD)
    $45
    Proof
    101.0
    N/A

Rating Description

Tier 1
This is a Tier 1 score in the Whiskey category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.

Proof66 Notes

Wild Turkey got its name in 1940 when Thomas McCarthy (then executive of Austin Nichols) pulled a bottle of bourbon from his warehouse for an annual wild turkey hunt... the next year, they requested "that wild turkey bourbon!" The quintessential American brand is owned by Italian-based Gruppo Campari in 2009 (acquired from Pernod Ricard).

Wild Turkey Kentuck Spirit 101 bourbon is a single barrel bourbon, meaning that it is taken unblended and uncut straight from the cask ("101" being a reference to its relatively high proof). Jimmy Russell--master distiller--personally selects the barrel.

scollings scollings (83) (2014-06-12)
This is closer to "Rare Bird" that the ranking here suggests. Rare Bird is perhaps lighter and a bit sweeter, but otherwise the two are pretty much interchangeable. An excellent all around Bourbon which likes a single small ice cube.
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Irishman Irishman (253) (2010-05-10)
I had the pleasure of tasting this bourbon in Louiville last weekend. It's something that I can't jump right into and take neat, but after cutting it with a few ice cubes to chill it down and add just a bit of water, it was very good. Bit pricey in comparison, but if you're looking for something with a bit more power than you're standard bourbons and not quite enough power to light you on fire, this is a good choice.
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