Wild Turkey 101 Proof Rye

Wild Turkey 101 rye is 101 proof rye...made by Wild Turkey...

Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Wild Turkey
101 proof
$45/liter at Morganelli's Party Store in Columbia, SC

Color: Medium amber.

Nose: Delicious aromas of apple juice, wet oak, caramel, baking spices, and a touch of pine sap. No complaints here. 

Tasting Notes: Cinnamon, barrel char, and peppery spice compliment dark fruit, maple, and chewy caramel sweetness. The mouthfeel and finish are right on, although it drinks more like a high-rye bourbon than it does a straight rye whiskey.

Overall: B+. If it were not so difficult to find, I would have several bottles of WT 101 Rye on hand for every night sippin'. It's far, far superior to the 81 proof Wild Turkey rye, and it's better than the Russell's Reserve Rye. In a blind taste test, it wasn't hard to differentiate, but I actually prefer the cheaper, always available Wild Turkey 101 bourbon