Wild Turkey 101

Distiller: Wild Turkey Distillery
Owner: Campari Group
Region: American
Category: Bourbon
Approximate Price: $22

The Spirit

“Wild Turkey uses barrels with the heaviest deep-layer char, which lends Wild Turkey its signature flavor and deep russet color.”
– Wild Turkey Distillery

Distiller’s Description
As the climate in Kentucky varies gently in the winter and summer, the barrels expand and contact at a pronounced rate, hastening the maturation process of Wild Turkey Bourbon and ultimately improving its quality. Wild Turkey Bourbon is always aged in new white oak barrels. This new wood means that the bourbon draws a great deal of color and flavor from the barrel, with vanilla and caramel being the predominant characteristics. Wild Turkey uses barrels with the heaviest (and most expensive) deep-layer char, which lends Wild Turkey its signature flavor and deep russet color.

Tasting Notes
Appearance Amber color
Nose Aromas of caramel buttercream, roasted pecans, milk chocolate
Palate Delicate baking spices with soft, supple fruity-yet-dry
Finish Long, rich, and full-bodied

The Bottle
Label Information
Wild Turkey Bourbon 101 | Label

Label Information
Wild Turkey Bourbon 101 | Label
Approximate Price $22
Age 8 years
ABV 50.5%
Category Bourbon
Region American
Size of Bottle 750 mL

Cost Per Shot
$1.30
This bottle of Wild Turkey Bourbon 101 is classified as COMMON. You will likely have no trouble locating this whiskey in major retail chains and will often see prices lower than the suggested MSRP due to this bottles high availability.
According to the original distiller set MSRP, one shot (or 44.36 mL) of Wild Turkey Bourbon 101 costs approximately $1.30, which is 63% cheaper than the average whiskey.

The Process
Aging Process for Wild Turkey Bourbon 101
Wild Turkey Bourbon 101 has been aged for 8 years, which is around the average age for American whiskeys. The age of a blend refers to the youngest component of the whiskey, there may be parts that are much older.

Under U.S law, whiskeys like Wild Turkey Bourbon 101 must be distilled at 90% ABV, reduced to no more than 62.5 % ABV, and bottled at no less than 40% ABV.

Bourbon is the most popular of the American whiskeys. It is produced from a mash of at least 51% corn but may also included varying concentrations of rye, wheat, malted barley, or malted rye grain. Distillers are continuously playing with this recipe and producing new complex flavor profiles.

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