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Wild Turkey 101

The nose on this expression is sweet with fruit, corn and a little prick of alcohol (this is bottled at 50.5% ABV = 101 proof).  The taste is smooth at first, alcohol dominates at first but with time (or a drop of water) creamier caramel and chocolate notes and the fruit from the nose becomes a little citrus.  The alcohol also dries out the finish, with some leathery, spicy oak notes as well and some tobacco comes through very late.  Overall still balanced but the high proof alcohol leads and this one lacks a little finesse and requires (for my palate) either some additional aging or some water. 

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  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Type: Bourbon
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No

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