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Overall rating
82.25/100
votes
4
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
101 Proof
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
50.5 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Added on
25 Aug 2014 3:15 pm by RoyalScotsman

Average value

€ 5.00

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Whisky Reviews for Wild Turkey 08-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.25 points

  1. Goldenwhiskycave scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    beautiful color, burnt omber and 50.5%
    • Nose
      90 90
      strong alcohol smell in the first place, after a while in the glass beautiful fruity sweet caramel touch, fruity chocolate cake, raisin
    • Taste
      89 89
      strong, comes in powerfully, very volatile from the alcohol, burning in the mouth, spicy explosion with a sweet side, black dark chocolate
    • Finish
      55 55
      powerful, creamy sweet, medium long

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This mini came in a set along with a full bottle whose bottom says 84, which means this was bottled around the year 1984. 

    Addendum: I tried a 1986 8/101 I have opened and this mini is confirmed inferior. 

    And yes, I have a dusty 8/101 opened at my house at all times. It's my favorite everyday bourbon. 
    • Nose
      A clear alcoholic sting on the nose initially (usually dusty Wild Turkeys are quite a bit milder which let's one appreciate the old, musky experience). As such, the nose is a bit closed on this one. After a few minutes in glass, the initial sting is gone, but the nose is still closed.
    • Taste
      Clear dusty 8/101 on display here, with nice fresh yet subdued caramel, a bit of that hallmark muskiness, and cinnamon spice. Still, there's a bit of the spiciness that I detected initially on the nose.
    • Finish
      A bit dry at the end. One of the oakier 8/101's I've come across. Actually, I'd probably rate this as the worst easily. Not sure if the fact that it's a mini has anything to do with the experience. 

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