Wild Turkey 101 17 Years Old (2001 Export Release)

Country: USA
Region: Kentucky
Type: Bourbon
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 50.5%
Score: 94 points

This was a special release of 17-year-old Wild Turkey 101 bottled in 2001 for sale exclusively in Japan, and longtime Wild Turkey fans will note that this is much older than the 15-year limit Jimmy Russell usually puts on his Bourbons. The nose has a good oakiness, along with notes of vanilla, honey, muted spices, and a hint of brown sugar. The taste has a great balance that comes alive with pepper and a hint of cinnamon, along with charred oak, honey, vanilla, and brown sugar sweetness. The finish is long, but subtle with touches of spice, oak, and caramel candy. Excellent! (July, 2018)

Mark Gillespie

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