Wild Turkey 81 proof

Wild Turkey 81 proof
Whisky Wild Turkey 81 proof
Country United States
Type Bourbon
Cask American Oak
Abv 40.5%
Rating 73/100

About

Wild Turkey is a brand of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. The distillery is located near Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, and owned by the Campari Group. Wild Turkey was founded in 1940 and is known for their 81 proof, 101 proof and Rare Breed expressions, as well as for their Russel's Reserve premium release.
Reviews of Wild Turkey 81 proof
says on April 29, 2021
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 73/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Хороший и приятный бурбон.
Красивый янтарный цвет. По мне, красивая этикетка.
Конечно хотел попробовать старшего брата ... 101-ю индюшку, но ее не оказалось. Так что взял эту бутылку и, собственно, не разочаровался.
Аромат бурбонный, чувствуется много дуба и дерева, ирис и карамель... что-то сладко-карамельное.
Вкус мягкий, округлый. Первые ноты с дубовой бочкой, карамелью и, наверное, медом. Потом выступает груша и немного ванили. Конечно, вкус не вау... но довольно питкий напиток, с одной стороны с определённой резкостью и сухостью, с другой - невысокой станадартной крепостью. Тем не менее, по мне там не так много лака, который мне не очень нравится, и много кукурузы.
Послевкусие среднее, сладкое... немного ванили и много корицы.
Несмотря на то, что напиток не плох, больше, наверное, не возьму. Просто ничем не зацепил.

says on March 14, 2021
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 64/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

W zapachu cynamon, wanilia, imbir. W smaku lekko gorzka, lekko ostra, cynamon, wanilia, imbir. Dużo słabsza, niż WT101.

says on February 4, 2021
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Strong oak and vanilla scent. Very simple and classic bourbon, sweet and spicy on the tongue with tons of oak, vanilla and caramel. Spicy and quick finish!

says on October 26, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

The basic and standard whiskey of the wild turkey lineup, standing along side 101. This is a blend of 6-8 year old whiskeys.

Its good, I'm a fan of wild turkey for using a high rye recipe for their bourbon. It really shows in each whiskey and in my opinion puts them ahead of others in their price range. They really carry themselves with humility compared to companies like Jim Beam who price their good whiskey near $100, while wild turkey releases Rare Breed's for $60 max. If you find rare breed (actually pretty hard in my area) its a no hesitation pick up but back to this, its a nice casual sipper.

Rating: 70/100, No value points, because the price is justified. (purchased for $22.99)

Nose

So Immediately on the nose, you get that rye spice and berry. That is accompanied a nice floral and mesquite, with some baking spice and caramel.

Palate

On the palate its just a nice blend of floral, rye, berry, and baking spice. The second sip shown some lemon citrus, cinnamon, and chocolate.

Finish

Really Basic 3 piece finish of rye spice with some berry and brown sugar.

says on September 23, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep copper

General description

really enjoy this and drink this more than any other bourbon. the 101 is better but this is more affordable as a regular tipple.

Nose

caramel, vanilla, oak

Palate

fresh

Finish

lovely

says on August 24, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Burnished

General description

Very sweet, notes of honey and oaky vanilla

says on July 22, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 71/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Fairly average bourbon. not bad at all.

says on August 10, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

great bourbon

says on July 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 72/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Quite easy drinking straight forward straight bourbon.

Nose

Vanilla and oak.

Palate

A bit dry mouthfeel. Taste of vanilla and oak with a significant alcohol burn on the side.

Finish

Oak with spicy alcohol burn.

says on February 27, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

apple scent and flavor. would be a decent cheap whiskey

says on February 26, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 76/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

n: friut, corn, vanilla, sweet, oak
t: sweet, fruit
a: oak, vanilla, little spicy

says on January 5, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 65/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

not bad bourbon

says on December 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 72/100
Color: Old gold

General description

vanilla, oak, some burnt sugar wiyh spicy taste. typical. good bourbon

says on December 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 74/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Grabbed a bottle after many years without drinking it. Caramel, honey, toffee, vanilla, a little spice. Not bad, not awesome. It was better in my memories...

says on August 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

great whiskey for the price

says on June 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Tawny

General description

easy drinker and inexpensive so you can enjoy it whenever.

says on March 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

fein im Geschmack. eher kurz im Abgang.

says on March 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Wish I would start my bourbon journey from this. Sweet, smooth.

says on February 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

good but like the kick of 101 more

says on January 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amber

General description

Great introduction bourbon. Friendly, pleasent without anything sticking out.

Nose

Pleasent notes of liquorice and corn

Palate

Great introduction bourbon. Friendly, pleasent without anything sticking out.

Finish

Not much happening here. Subtle hints of oak and caramel.

says on May 2, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

nice and smooth. not bad for price.

says on March 18, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

soft on the climb.very sweet.would definatly put it up there with Jim Beam White label.

says on November 20, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Amber

General description

really like wild turkey. it's a good bourbon but I feel it's best for mixing rather than drinking straight

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Flavour profile

  • Oak
  • Caramel
  • Corn
  • Vanilla
  • Alcohol
  • Sweet
  • Orange
  • Spice
  • Bourbon
  • Cinnamon
  • Mild
  • Wood
  • Pepper
  • Smooth
  • Rye
  • Heat
  • Complex
  • Dry
  • Not bad
  • Charred
  • Faint
  • Hot
  • Light
  • Tea
  • Sour
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