Overall rating
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Distillery Bottling
American Oak
40.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Feb 2012 5:46 pm

Average value

€ 22.16

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Whisky Reviews for Wild Turkey 81 Proof

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.61 points

  1. Andytka3 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    1491) Wild Turkey, Bourbon Whiskey
    Revisit an 81 with its new branding, but why? I thought the old version with '81' and '101' printed on the label are sort cleverly set them apart from other bourbon.
    • Nose
      N- First ray of morning sun shined into a rustic carpenter workshop, the smells of wet raw wood, the sawing dust, the greasy coated irons that strikes up a sort of nostalgic feels. Opened up to herbs, curry leaves, basils, liquorice, red currant candy and coffee chocolate. Alluring nuances and highly enjoyable to nose at, when in the right mood for some bourbon. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Creamy sweet chocolate followed by strong teh-oh. Adequately oak-ed with balanced sweetness on medium texture. (86/20)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, smooth, the teh-oh becoming a marsala tea now as more spices emerged, minty. Crisp and chewy like over-roasted turkey breast. Deliciously sweet with compote of berries, liquorice and maple. (87/21)

      B/B- 87/21 Amazing tea note, at right moment, this is a such a bang.

      Weighted Rate- 83pt

  2. Goldenwhiskycave scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    not drunk much bourbon whiskey yet, so 1 of my first, light yellow in color, oily movement in the glass, great thick and slow tears,,
    • Nose
      78 78
      the scent is soft, sweet, fresh, grain, waxy, light milk banana.
    • Taste
      69 69
      taste creamy sweet, sweet spicy, nice warm bitter chocolate
    • Finish
      70 70
      soft, chocolate, tasty

  3. Svjatogor scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    n: friut, corn, vanilla, sweet, oak
    t: sweet, fruit
    a: oak, vanilla, little spicy

  4. maltmitch scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Unfortunately not available in every supermarket. I always prefer him to Jim Beam, no matter how old.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Sweet, vanilla, herbaceous, honeycomb.
    • Taste
      81 81
      The smell is confirmed in the taste. Nothing new. More intensity would be desirable.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Wood and vanilla remain in the finish. Unfortunately, taste and sweetness evaporate too quickly.

  5. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Colour: amber.
    Nose: sweet, spices, vanilla, rye bread, caramel, oak and cocoa.
    Mouth: apple sourness, spices, oak, rye, flowers honey, vanilla and caramel.
    Finish: short, spices, vanilla, light dryness, pepper and spices for rye bread.
    Wild Turkey 81 proof is a smooth, soft bourbon with light aroma and taste.

  6. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Lighter and more fruity, but also immature than his 8 year old - or his 101Proof - brother.
    • Nose
      Eichig - fruity with vanilla, smoke from the barrel and rye.
    • Taste
      Charcoal oak with fruit, vanilla, caramel and the sweetness of corn and Virginia tobacco.
    • Finish
      Spicy spiciness from wood and rye combined with corn sweetness.


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