Wild Turkey Straight Rye Whiskey

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
101 Proof
New Wood Barrel
50.5 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
18 may 2019 3:30 pm by pelle86

Average value

€ 39.48

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17 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Wild Turkey Straight Rye Whiskey

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.27 points.

  1. Drum scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    I liked the nose, unfortunately the rest didn't knock my socks off. It's drinkable, but that ubiquitous pungency and that fine line between burning in the mouth and watering down bothered me, especially since that burning was noticeable even when almost watered down. But the aroma on the nose was quite nice.
    • Nose
      The nose is interesting, a warmth and spiciness hits you straight away, coupled with honey... but also a certain alcoholic pungency.
    • Taste
      It's too strong for me on its own, it burns the entire mouth. Still sharp and peppery after a careful addition of water. After adding more water, it becomes milder, dry and astringent. And there it was again, the spiciness I had in my nose before. The drinkable-enjoyable level of water-whiskey ratio is very narrow.
    • Finish
      Alcoholic finish and again this omnipresent spiciness, which is replaced by a rye spiciness when you exhale. In the mouth it becomes oilier and slowly burns out. Instead, a slight camphor-like bitterness spreads, a bit like Pyralvex against gingivitis. He says goodbye with herbal bitter aromas.

  2. Travelller scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior


  3. Merl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Koning scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    This was a complete surpise, luckily I had a large sample so I could taste it twice. I knew rye whiskey isn't as sweet as corn whiskey, but it's also less spicy than expected. Instead it has fresh green fruits and a rubbery edge which is hard to score (do I like it or not?)
    • Nose
      80 80
      Unusual nose which takes some time to get used to. Let's try to describe it: green apple gelato, sports shoe, detergent, a bit vegetal followed by the more usual bourbon sweetness (vanilla, raspberry,..)
    • Taste
      80 80
      Green apples, vanille, lime. Has a chemical edge (rubber?) that translates into a some smokiness.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Much more spicy now. Vanilla sweetness, green fruits (apple, lime) and green tea even. That odd sports shoe or rubbery scent remains.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    Actually not so obvious rye - usually it shows a bitter note in the end but here it's really just little
    • Nose
      84 84
      Liquorice galore, charred oak and vanilla, little leafy, some spicy notes and green tea, dry rye
    • Taste
      82 82
      Subtle sweetness, fruit tea, more charred oak and vanilla, little medicinal, cough drops, more liquorice, Dr. Pepper Cherry
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium long, warm, still fruity, more liquorice, just a tad bitter


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