American Whiskey - Bourbon

Wild Turkey 81 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

From: Kentucky, United States Liquor Review Category: Bourbon American Whiskey

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Tier 2
This is a Tier 2 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics have highly recommended the spirit as a benchmark in the category.
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Proof66 Notes

Wild Turkey 81 is a lower-proofed launch of bourbon whiskey from Austin Nichols of Kentucky. In keeping with their famous and widely known "101" whiskeys, this is a milder proof of "81" (as opposed to the more traditional 80). As a bourbon, its grain bill will be at least 50%+ of corn (a sweeter style of grain) but also contains a proportion of high-rye that is meant to give it a spicy and robust flavor.

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This bottle has 5 ratings and 5 reviews.
P1zuzu P1zuzu (12)
Rating: 3.0 (2015-05-12)
great bourbon for the price, unfortunately where i live i don't get much bourbon options and this one is very good, creamy, vanilla, coco and some toffee, light body and a bit spicy on the palate, i like it very much.
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Muncher Muncher (587)
Rating: 3.0 (2014-12-20)
I have no earthly idea how it's possible that this bourbon rates higher than it's 101 counterpart. The two are obviously similar, but the flavor is way too thin in the 81. It's like taking a pitcher of perfectly mixed Kool Aid and dumping another pint of water into it. It's not bad, but I'm disappointed with every sip because I know what it could have been.
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BDanner BDanner (274)
Rating: 3.0 (2014-09-20)
I've been searching for a bourbon in this price range that I like. This was my first try. Missing some of the classic bourbon notes that I really enjoy in the $30-$40 range, but all in all, not a bad bourbon. Mixed with cola and ginger ale well (I seldom mix my higher end bourbons). I will buy again.
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batmanfan45 batmanfan45 (3)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-06-13)
I like it
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ProfessorCocktail ProfessorCocktail (68)
Rating: 4.0 (2012-10-01)
Tangy and sour, spicy and fruity, this lower-proof version of Wild Turkey's popular bourbon has a lot of flavors to enjoy. It doesn't have the kick of the 101-proof bottling, but it's still a nice whiskey. It's not something I regularly reach for, but you can count on Wild Turkey.

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  • 8000040500012
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