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Wild Turkey 101

(70cl, 50.5%)

Wild Turkey 101

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Wild Turkey 101 Bottling Note

This bottling of Wild Turkey has been aged for at least 6 years before coming out of the barrel at 109 proof, it is only diluted slightly before bottling at 101 proof with plenty of pep.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

The nose is quite subdued, yet there remains a beautiful toffeyed sweetness. Notes of toasty oak and melted vanilla ice cream, a touch of zesty citrus and butterscotch. The palate is full and rich with notes of cigar box sweetness, pepper, caramel, or ‘carmel’ should I say? Notes of honey on granary toast with a little melted butter. The finish is long and rich with spice and toast notes.

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Wild Turkey 101 Reviews

Excellent value.

It's dry. Toffee. I quite like it though. For the money I think this is probably one of the best value Bourban's out far.

13th November 2020

Had to pour the last one out.

For some reason the last three fifths of Wild Turkey 101 have tasted like mold! No smell of mold but you definitely taste it. Been drinking 101 for forty years and never came across that before.

11th November 2020


It’s smells and taste like Christmas to me
It has these spices on The nose and palate, like orange, clove rye, Christmas spice, cinnamon, caramel, toffee pudding, slight salt, oak.. A good burn being 101
Good price I’ve also tried longbranch and prefer this regardless of price

3rd October 2020


Very good bourbon...smooth,mellow but spicy and nice aftertaste.Superior bourbon and great price too.Gobble it up!!!

31st August 2020

I will continue to look for Redemption

As I read the above review I have to say it was dead on. With the last of my neat shot still lingering upon my tongue every note mentioned was present.
I was surprised to read it was a high rye; for I have been drinking a rye and high rye by a local both are much cleaner with lighter body, the high rye with a corn present.
There is a lot going on in the 101 and I am not sure it’s what I am look for in a high rye.

28th July 2020

Quality bourbon at a cheap price.

I've had plenty of 'top end' bourbons, but this is my favourite. Hits you with so much flavour from the off. An incredible long finish and smooth for a 50. Don't be put off by the 'bad bottle' reviews, I've been drinking this for years and it's never let me down. Much better than most of the £50 price range bottles.

8th July 2020

Almost always good.

I love WT 101. I’ve had many bourbons over the years and this is always my go to. I did recently have a bad bottle. It tasted like dirt.

1st July 2020

This is from a 83 year old man whose had a few!

The best whiskey I ever drank! The best God damn whiskey I ever had.

28th June 2020

Classic bourbon

Having tasted quite a few bourbons in my price range I'd have to say this is up there fighting for top spot with Woodfords, an excellent drink with a nice kick to it.

27th June 2020


An excellent bourbon with a great price tag.

20th June 2020

My favourite everyday Bourbon

Wild Turkey 101 is my favourite every day bourbon. Lots of Rye, heavy alligator charring and a decent ABV combine to produce a wonderful drinking experience.
Best bourbon you can buy under £75 in my opinion.

10th June 2020

They don't stand behind their product

Wild Turkey was my go-to bourbon for a couple years. One day I encountered a bad bottle which I guess can happen. This bottle was undrinkable. It left a burning sensation on my tongue and throat. I know what it should have tasted like and this bottle was completely off. I exchanged the bottle at the liquor store for another. Same problem! They obviously had a bad batch. I thought this time I would contact them for a replacement because I assumed they would stand behind their product and be concerned about it. I was wrong. I contacted them and it took many emails and phone calls over a span of 3 whole months before they finally replaced the bottle that only had an ounce missing. Demonstrated to me that they do not stand behind their product and they cannot be trusted. Never bought their product again. Would not recommend because of this.

7th June 2020

Who you calling wild?!?!

Just an amateur bourbon guy here, adding to my infinity Whiskey bottle & Bourbon bottle, purchased.

To taste: As always I've sipped the first taste like hot coffee & my god it leaves by mouth salivating & wanting more! short sharp shot of ethanol followed by flavours I struggle to put to name. I've added some water to help identify this. Really opens the floor to floral flavour, slightly different to what they've noted down as citrus. With a high mash bill of corn you'd expect that corn field (wheat) taste all the way through b ut it only comes in the after taste once everything has settled.

To nose: ETHONOL... Warning to all newbies, this is due to high ABV, add a little drop of water, could help kill this for you & therefore enhance your experience. Sweet, with depth like cheap toffee that hasn't been taken too far.

All in all a Bourbon that I admire, especially for market price. BUDGET BOURBON is key, as it could easily out do bourbon £10 or so in price but is cheap enough to just be a simple mixer!!

1 - Shite
2 - Potential but needs something else
3 - well rounded, sometimes confusing & needs refining
4 - simply memorable, not overplayed & a great lasting taste
5 - Perfection

2nd June 2020

Lack of quality

For years I have enjoyed Wild Turkey 101 but recently I purchased 2 bottles with the same lot number and had a very off taste. I have been in contact with their costumer service and they indicated that this has been a recent issue and assured me that they would replace my purchase with a replacement. It has been a month and they have yet to make good on their promise. Customer service is key to any product, and will be switching to Maker’s Mark.

31st May 2020

Rough, harsh, hot alcohol

Nasty, can’t hardly drink it in fact tossed my Glencarin shot today. Maybe a bad bottle nothing but harsh heat, no nose very little on the palate or finish. Very disappointed, might have to sin’ this one.

29th May 2020

good smell, great taste, amazing price

smell: who cares? its subjective and made up on the spot. that being said it smells good. sweet and spicy then some alcohol smell on the finish.
taste: also who cares? maybe more so people than smell. it tastes great. if i tasted this blind i would say it was worth between 33 and 38 dollars not 22.99 marked down from 25.99 mainly because it is nice and warm and tastes similar to the smell.
yes there are things i dont like about it but for the price, for the proof, and comparing it to other things ive had the past few days..they dont really factor. insanely good. you just simply cannot be a snob and judge things outside of their price range which people always do. considering the price, color, smell, taste, finish, whatever. its five stars. dont drink a 3 dollar per liter mash and then give it one stars because youve had better, compare it to other similar priced mashs and actually use your brain and think about what rating it should get for the price.

27th May 2020


Best for me so far.

24th May 2020

Too good.

Nothing should taste this good for this amount of money. I'm a Scotch drinker, and I love peat. Ardbeg is my candy. Bruichladdich classic is a fav. MaCallan got me started 20 years ago and still tastes great. If I can get my hands on them, I prefer these, but NOTHING one penny less tastes better than WT 101. It's got so many flavors (high rye, I'm told) that depending on the water u add, u get diff drinks. Play around a little. It's smooth, unless u guzzle it to your throat, nice burn, candy, grap, spice, with a delicious finish. I honestly want some in the morning when I see it on my table, but put it away until all work is done. This is waaaay better than any other bourbon, which normally, I don't like. If you love peat, take my word for it and the many like minded reviews, this is a flavorful, delicious, manly, interesting drink that you can enjoy neat or I'd imagine with ice. My daily drinker when I'm on a budget.

20th May 2020

Forget about snobs listen to everyday people

Ok let me first say that I am enjoying this whisky high proof, great taste and long. What I don’t understand is when people/snobs say great entry level bourbon. I mean cmon it’s 50.5 % alcohol, price in Canada is $40 and it has great taste. What’s the high end then? For me it’s perfect medium ground stuff. Listen to an ordinary intelligent person who enjoys his whisky daily and forget about notes, and nose BS. Enjoy!

9th May 2020

Top bourbon for the price.

Love it. Having my first sip of 101 now. Smooth with several mellow subtle tastes flowing down my gullet. Superb.

19th April 2020

Not at all to my taste

First, this has a very pronounced rye taste. It has more rye than normal Wild Turkey. I don’t like that. It has very sweet, vanilla charred notes which taste very commercial to me. I don’t like the alcohol burn that much either.
Whole thing tastes unbalanced. Not my cup of bourbon.
I am an Evan Williams guy.

28th March 2020

The best by far.

Wild Turkey was the first bourbon I tried. It was in America whilst on holiday and I was mind blown. It was quite sometime before I tried it again due to it's lack of exposure in England. I tried Four Roses, Jack Daniels, Jim Beam etc but nothing gets remotely close to the wonderful rich taste of Wild Turkey. I live in France now and have managed to import some Wild Turkey from Spain but will be making enquiries with yourselves.

24th March 2020

Great Whiskey with a smooth taste and a warm burn.

Beautifully smooth drop, with a great burn to it. One of the Best Bourbons in my Price Range and when it's on Special....HEAVEN!

21st February 2020

here's the lowdown

meh, though wt101 sustained me through a difficult holiday season, i just dumped a handle of wt101 down the drain. decided my last bottles will only be top shelf so bought a russells reserve single barral 110 proof. so smooth and you actually smell and taste the experience these reviewers wax poetic about. anything less than top shelf with those types of reviews are lies. also dumped out half a handle of bulleit rye. The rendevous blended rye from high west, th0ugh top shelf, cannot compare with russels single barrel, that's just the lowdown.

11th February 2020

Take the time to warm it, let it breathe... and sip...

I discovered this because I was in waitrose and they dont do tullamore D.E.W. for my customery whiskey-and-7upFree (trust me, its good).
Holy crap I am so glad I took the time to warm it a little in my hand, let it breathe and sip.
I will not be adding 7upF to this beauty!
For £32, holy crap!

30th November 2019

#4 char hard to beat

Very deep, Rick flavour. Aromas of vanilla, brown sugar, leather, and oak on the nose. At sip. Charred Oak, brown sugar, vanilla, leather, sweet hay. Wild Turkey 101’s #4 char is very hard to beat. I really enjoy Old Grand Dad 100 proof is one of my other favourites. This really gives Old Grand Dad a run for its money. I recommend very highly.

30th November 2019

An old whiskey that will NEVER get old!

I’ve had many bourbons, since they are my favorite type of whiskey, from Angel’s Envy to Basil Hayden. Although those are fine bourbons, Wild Turkey 101 blows them out of the water for the price and proof. It is amazingly smooth, balanced, and simple yet flavorful. I never write reviews but this whiskey deserved one. My first sip had me surprised and delighted. I don’t think you can get much better for the price. This is one of the few American whiskeys founded before prohibition, so the bloodline of this bourbon stems from simplicity, character, and originality. I will always have a bottle on my shelf.

2nd November 2019

Everything you want from a bourbon

On the rocks this is a great drink and on point for the price cheaper than an eagle rare but as good on taste.
Smooth vanilla and oak notes that leave a sweet after taste.
101 is now my go too drink and converted a few lifelong jd drinkers along the way.

13th October 2019

WT-101 The Gold Standard with copper price.

Best bourbon bar none for any price. Palates differ I know but WT 101 is the gold standard for covering all the bases. Reasonable price and exceptional taste, value, quality. Do yourself a favor, enjoy and enjoy and enjoy. Many options out there but this one is my favorite!

14th September 2019

Good pic

I have all the ‘unicorns’ on hand and 101 STILL it blinds them all among friends. Kudos to them for keeping it readily available.

10th September 2019

Fantastic value, an American classic.

Fantastic Bourbon. Not the most glamorous or tendy but an awesome all round Bourbony Bourbon. Great straight but for me an ice cube brings out best of its bold flavours. Strong nose, palette and finish, and well balanced. If I was limited to only one Bourbon this would be it. A true American classic and amazing value.

6th September 2019


Wasn't sure I liked this at first, but flavour of Rye and Oak definitely grow on you.Full flavours for sure that linger long after drink is finished.Not as good as Eagle Rare,but still,for £25 and 50.5% ABV....I do recommend this Turkey!🦃

25th August 2019

Authentic bourbon

The real deal at a steal

24th August 2019

It's Delicious!

I've been trying a number of different bourbon brands and Wild Turkey 101 is among the best, especially considering it's moderate price. This is the bourbon worth having on hand; better than most others.

19th June 2019

So good!

No need to try others, this by far the best Bourbon I've tasted, over ice, in a manhattan, or with a few drops of water this bourbon rules!

12th May 2019

Quintessential flavor. Embrace the bite

Salted caramel and the warming of higher proof. Great to pair with a full bodied cigar. Mixes well too.

4th May 2019

Just right

Love its old school goodness. Great flavor as described in it's adverts without the alcohol overbearing. Tasty treat!

12th April 2019

Love this bourbon-can’t beat taste for the price!

This is the one of my favorite bourbons. I can get a 750 ml bottle of this for $19.99 at my local liquor store. Can’t beat that price for a bourbon that delivers the taste of WT 101. Highly recommend this bourbon for the price. I enjoy this whiskey straight or on the rocks-Enjoy!

1st April 2019

Caramel and vanilla

Where many high profile bourbons fall short due to harshness or simple lack of flavour, this delivers in spades

26th March 2019

WT101 Rye & WT101 Bourbon are not the same

WT101 is not a high rye whiskey as noted by some here. The mashbill is 75% Corn, 13% Rye, 12% Malted Barley & the rye character is barely noticeable...if at all. That peppery character is likely due to the new charred oak barrels.

Although, Some people might be getting the WT101 Rye (green label) mixed up with the WT101 Bourbon (red label).

WT101 Bourbon is an excellent value & darn good bourbon.

21st March 2019

Among the Best Bourbons

It's consummately delicious!

29th December 2018

proof is great

nothing defeats your average "you mean nothing to me" christmas visits from in-laws like a liter of 100 proof whiskey. But if you don't like rye, don't get this whiskey. Get some kind of bourbon instead.

26th December 2018

great value

Got a liter that should get me through the holidays. Coming to this bottle from knobb creek 120 single barrel. Not much nose, a lot of pepper and that is the rye. Probably going back to Beam after this. Reminds me of Russells Reserve Rye. Also the pepper and proof remind me of knobb creek 100 rye. Will have to see what the dreggs taste like in a week, canadian 100% rye dreggs tasted like cough syrup. Never doing canadian rye again. Seems like a long finish to me, compared to some other reviewers. It's a sizable whiskey. No need to leave sitting too long, no heads or tails in it. 5 stars for the extra 250 ml.

23rd December 2018

My go to bourbon, love it

For the money you can't buy better. Love it!

20th November 2018

Excellent Whiskey

I'm a scotch drinker but like Wild Turkey 101. Discovered 3, 50-year-old unopenedbottles in the back of a cabinet and open one. The cork was a mess but the bourbon is still quite delicious.

14th October 2018

An outstanding taste and value!

My go-to brand, and I’ve tried them all. As good or better than brands costing $20 more. Count me as another who is disappointed in the new 1.75L bottle design. Too heavy for the new shape. Need the handle!

24th September 2018

High rye chewy bourbon at an affordable price

Decent ryes have priced me out over the last year or so, going from £30 to £40 a bottle. Thank heavens for Wild Turkey 101, the best of all worlds at a reasonable price!

9th September 2018

Old Fashioned

You want a super good Old Fashioned ? Wild Turkey 101 is absolutely FANTASTIC as a base.

7th September 2018

New 1.75 bottle sucks

We Love Wild Turkey 10, that all we drink! The new 1.75 bottle sucks, doesn't have a handle any more, its hard to pour shots without spilling for a lady with small hands!

7th September 2018

Gorgeous Charr & Rye'ish Spicy

WT 101 - my Ardbeg 10 kind'ish from the other side of the big blue.
though not close in flavore profile to the scotch it stand out and proud from the bourbon crowd.
Smokey rye'ish very complex not too sweet,beautiful bourbon.
I always keep few of this next to my "Isla Peaty Mates" stock.
Forget price points it ain't relevant
For those that enjoy and appreciate stand out unique flavor notes whisk(e)ys as it hands down many
other with higher price tags.
+1 for the none nonsense cylinder
bottle which I like.

4th September 2018

Two bourbons in one

A powerhouse of a high-rye bourbon that's great value for money. A totally different experience to regular Wild Turkey. I can go either way with the water. A few drops really mellows it out and brings out the corn sweetness but neat you get the full rye bite. Delicious either way. Highly recommended.

1st September 2018


Dangerously easy to sip. Lots of taste for the money. Better than 81. Add dash of water, and before you know it, a nostalgy will take over. Must have.

15th August 2018

Mikey likey

Absolutely fantastic bourbon ! Now listen up; this is a must have for the cabinet . Special enough to be given as a gift, delicious enough to share with a friend , and smooth enough to be enjoyed as a daily dram. Haven't tried it in an Old Fashioned , but I bet it is tasty. I enjoy it neat, but a cube of ice might open it up a bit . Thank you to the Russell family for such a stellar taste of real American bourbon .

30th July 2018



28th July 2018

great chit!

the best bourbon in the world!

26th July 2018

Very nice

I recently purchased WT 101 and loved it. Delicious neat. I am really impressed by the price point , $24 for a fifth. Lovely balance of rye and a slight cigar box palate. Smooth finish . And at its strength , it packs a pleasant buzz.

17th July 2018

An inoffensive budget pick, but lacks flavor

This is just fine for a bourbon under $30 ($27 at my BevMo). It's smooth, a bit sweet (though not saccharine like some under 30 picks), and easy to drink despite its proof (50.5%) but the taste is a little underwhelming. There's nothing offensive about 101, but I also can't find anything distinctive about it to recommend. Probably a great introductory bet for someone who says they don't like the taste/harshness of bourbon as it has a subdued flavor and practically no aftertaste or bite. A good budget choice for easy-drinking (though it will sneak up on you with that alcohol level!), but perhaps not something you'd recommend to a connoisseur. At the price point it's a good bargain, but it does lack a range of flavor.

Don't drink this with ice as the complexity and flavor of 101 is already so subtle that you'll end up drinking bourbon flavored water. Pour it room temperature.

17th July 2018

The best bourbon on Earth.

This is the only Bourbon I drink. OK, that's not quite true...I'll drink other bourbons; but only if WT101° is unavailable. For me there is nothing better.

2nd June 2018

Add a touch of water. You'll be happy you did

Very good bourbon. It's a balanced bourbon that holds up to just about anything and can handle a few drops of water, which brings out a little more pepper while diminishing the alcohol kick a little bit. Excellent trade-off.

5th February 2018

My new go-to

5 Stars for value and no-nonsense.
My first bottle so far and this is definitely gonna be my staple bourbon - For me its comparable to bulleit (presumably due to high rye) but theres something a little more special here... On the palate you are immediately slammed with the high-proof kick however, it's well rounded and I hardly notice ethanol taste over the rye spice - it's quite well composed, warming and perfectly sippable neat! Following this kick there's a slow descent to sweetness, which develops a gorgeous mouthwatering tingly spice accompanied by aromas of almost funky ripe banana and tutti-frutti... Very pleased with this one!

10th January 2018

Bourbon's essence

It's all you need ; a fine bourbon w/o the dainty price tag

26th October 2017

Toffee pennies ......

Excellent given the price point - Nose reminds me of toffee pennies, on the palate (neat) I think it's balanced well, sweet with just enough oak, although the finish is a bit short and underwhelming for me.

19th October 2017

Smooth finish

Best served straight from freezer in tumbler

2nd October 2017

Drink Wild Turkey 101

My wife and I drink Wild Turkey 101 religiously. It is our go to drink. 3/4 cup of ice, fill 1/2 with Turkey, and top it off with diet 7 up. We have been drinking it this way for years. We actually got a bottle today in Carmel, CA while on vacation. It doesn't taste like Wild Turkey. We decided not to drink it. If Wild Turkey 101 doesn't taste totally delicious, there is probably something wrong with it because it is delicious.

6th September 2017

Lovely Bourbon

I never liked bourbon, but this one is an exception I like it a lot... Yes a lot!!!
I always avoid bourbon or American whisky, no offense but its just not my thing, but this bottle change my perception. Never thought this bourbon would win my heart, it has a nice and complex flavour and just little burn for 101 ABV (few drop of water make this dram perfect). This is the first bourbon I bought more than 1 bottle, I think I already had 5 bottle of this.

Why I rate it 5 out of 5, because the price is very good (only SG$41 in changi duty free)

26th May 2017

A Kentucky gem to remember.

This rye with the distinctive tobacco en cigar boxes nose is very good indeed.A bit of melted butter on toast in the background makes a fantastic and complex straight rye whiskey I had the straight bourbon before,but this was the first Wild Turkey Rye I tasted.A real gem.

3rd May 2017

Tried quite a few so far

For the money it's a good value. Maybe just a bit more bite than Jack on ice but very good. Almost always drink my Bourbon with a few cubes of ice. Tames it just a bit and brings out the sweetness.

3rd January 2017

1 bottle tried

Was very impressed very pleasing to the palate smooth allways like a rye bourbon had makers mark and booker rate it up there with them was good neat but on the rocks it brought out the barrel price was easy on the pocket too

13th November 2016

No wonder it's no.1 in US!

Been getting into Bourbons for a while and this is the best I have had. Love the spicy Rye flavours and mouth feel. Strong but not harsh. Lots of oak, vanilla and tobacco notes. Great sipping or knocking back. Just wish I could pay US prices for this as I don't think I would be without a bottle! :)

6th May 2016

First and forever favorite!

I have tried almost every bourbon I can could get my hands on over the last 30 years, and I can say that there is no better regular pour that WT101. It is to me the embodiment of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Shots of 101 provided lots of entertainment in my younger, wilder days and is at the heart of many great stories of debauchery.

As I matured and started to appreciate bourbon as a hobby and started to try many more expensive and critically acclaimed bottles of the "brown water" I found myself always coming back to this whiskey, its flavor, nose and finish are just unbeatable as a go-to bourbon. Beyond that its value and availability make it make it something to enjoy in good times and bad ( should I marry Jimmy Russell? Lol) There may be dalliances with other bourbons but WT101 is always the one I come home to!

10th April 2016


One of my favorite low price bourbons. Can't go wrong with the price. If you like bourbon, Wild Turkey must be on your list to try. Incredible vanilla and caramel favors. Just make sure to add a little water to bring out the flavors behind the strong alcohol ABV 51.5%. Always have a bottle available when friends come visiting!

8th March 2016

First Try...

Had my first try of this whiskey which a friend bought back from the States, made the mistake of underestimating this! Very heavy handed, but once I drank it right, its fantastic!

The smell has notes of vanilla scents and tasting reveals more vanilla and caramel flavours, very good sippin' whiskey, much better than Jim Beam. Can't wait to try it as part of a Manhattan or Old Fashioned!

25th January 2016

Hot and sweet

I find the heat and the sweetness overwhelming, difficult to enjoy. I find knob creek to be best of the $40 or under whiskey selections.

4th January 2016

Hard to Beat at ANY Price

WT101 is my every day go-to pour. Rich, sweet, smooth, and with a nice kick to it. Others at or near it's price point, and most at even twice the price, just don't compare, it's only real competitor in the under $40/5th catagory is, IMO, Elijah Craig 12 y.o. There are many good whiskeys in that price catagory, but to me WT101 is the clear winner.

1st January 2016

Breakfast of Champions.

Nasty shit. Other whiskeys I sip and contemplate the subtle flavors. This I just whackback and let it do its thing. It hurts my throat and makes my mouth go numb. If you have a drink problem then this is the solution. If you don't have a drink problem try this and you'll see why so many people do. If Jesus ever comes back it will be to drink this stuff.

13th December 2015

Spot on

Nice, for the price you can't beat it.

1st December 2015

From Kentucky

I'm from Kentucky and still is home no matter where I am. Wild Turkey 101 says Kentucky for me. It's price is modest in comparison to what you get. I love the Russells Reserve Rye almost as much.
It's good to be a Kentuckian.

29th October 2015

Can't go wrong for the price.

Like I said you can't go wrong with 101 it's everything a bourbon should be and you can't grumble at the price for what you get, it's in different league to the others in it's price range.

15th October 2015

Kentucky's Spirit

I got into whiskey on Hunter S. Thompson's recommendation: Wild Turkey 101 or Chivas Regal. Since then, I have thoroughly enjoyed dozens of blended and single malt Scotches, including bottles costing well over 100 dollars, as well as a few pretty pricey bourbons, and several other good quality spirits. I have enjoyed some downright divine whiskies, but I'm making less money now (by choice), so I need more bang for my buck. Even compared to some of my favorite single malt Scotches, Wild Turkey 101 is pure, balanced quality; delectable and shockingly affordable. Not too cherry-sweet like other bourbons I've tried; it's just enough Scotch-like: bready, toffee-ish, a bit savory, a bit medicinal-- while also hitting all the best bourbon notes-- cherry cola, vanilla, sweet/dry, charred oak, etc. A bit on the spicy/pepper side, which keeps it from tasting "flat," which I've gotten from a couple of other bourbons. I like it best with several drops of water added to open it up. And, unlike EVERY other bourbon except Four Roses (which I find boring-tasting), WT explicitly uses non-GMO corn. World class nose and taste, good quality and natural ingredients, high ABV, and all for dirt cheap! Efficiency in a bottle!

15th September 2015

THE Kentucky Bourbon!

This is why the human race was invented: To create the best from the best! I live a few miles from Wild Turkey Distillery. It doesn't get any better than this! Wild Turkey 101 is THE best on this planet! :)

6th August 2015

never disappoints!

have tried much of the competition,but my first choice is wt 101 never disappoints always delivers

14th July 2015

Holy Fuck this whiskey is good!

I have tried cheap bourbons and expensive ones. None comes close to the enjoyment I get from Wild Turkey 101. If you don't like it then you are probably a pussy. Maker's Mark is awful...Keep your Knob's Creek; I'll stick with the Kickin Chicken.

14th July 2015


I started with a lesser whiskey and was about to just stay with beer, when I was given a bottle of Wild Turkey 101 for my BD, I have never looked back... hot or cold, summer or winter, best drink in my home, house rule "don't like 101 bring your bottle". It brings me up when I am down. better than a best friends it keeps secrets!

21st May 2015

D Moe

If it's not 101, the it not wild. The whiskey ever. I will not drink another alcohol.

22nd April 2015

Bought it because it's cheap, drank it because it's good

So let me start with this: I have been exploring the world of bourbon for the past year or so, after having a sordid affair with all manner of IPAs.

I started with WL Weller reserve, moved to Eagle Rare and Buffalo Trace. Heard about and tasted Woodford Reserve, moved on to Buillet and their Rye offering. Had Wild Turkey Rare Breed, Maker's mark and Knob Creek, and even had the pleasure of a small taste of Pappy 23 year.

And after all this, I keep coming back to 101.

The first time I purchased this bourbon, I did so because it was cheap..Seriously, 29.99 for 1.75L. I struggled with it at first, drinking it neat at room temp. I tried it in an old-fashioned, found it lacking compared to buillet rye and wl weller. I tried it on the rocks...and struck gold.

This is truly where this bourbon shines. 2 fingers and an ice cube. The water really opens up this spirit and allows all of those flavors that are mentioned in other reviews come to life.

Some purists may balk at the idea, but give it a shot and I promise you won't be disappointed.

31st January 2015

apple ambiance

I taste apple

31st January 2015


I am afraid I might be hooked. Granted I am not a connoisseur of bourbon but I have tried more than a few. I am on my 2nd bottle of WT-101 and think it is just about the best bourbon I have had so far. Yes it has a bit of kick, but I am liking that. Throat tickles and long lasting after burn feels nice. After a hard day at work I want this, not an inferior light weight bourbon. For the price this is good stuff. Try a bottle and I am pretty sure you will agree.

20th January 2015

kickin chicken

This is GOOD! By any standard. The 101 8 yr old is full of wood flavour. Smooth for 50.5% alc. Vol. I can recomend this to any real bourbon lover.

11th January 2015

Best Bang for the Buck

I bought my first bottle and drank this straight recently. This will be a staple in my cabinet. At $20.99 in WI, it's a great value.

21st November 2014


I like my bourbon with a little attitude. WT is everything I ask for in a whiskey. Makers and Buffalo have their appeal but when I'm buying in the 20-35 range this is my go-to. If I want better Four Roses single barrel or Bookers is my step up if I don't just forgo bourbon and grab a bottle of JW Black. A great bourbon for an unbelievable price.

7th October 2014

Capt Ed

I am a 101 drinker since I started sneaking my Dads as a teenage sneak [[I am now 82 years old]]. Rather than all that BS above - just say "It is a Drink" -- or if that is too wimpish, "It is what a Bourbon should be" -- or that is still won't do // you call it whatever you want to and I will let you buy me one. --- How's That?

30th August 2014

Damn good stuff

I'm drinking 101 tonight for the first time in about a year and I forgot how delicious this is. It's fairly spicy at first but after you taste it for a second there's a big sweetness to it. I've been drinking a lot of Knob Creek lately and the dirty bird has a lot smoother and longer finish. For the money I'm hard pressed to find a better bourbon. (But if you want to spend more on bourbon go for woodford)

7th August 2014

As bourbon as bourbon gets. Drink it straight.

The first time I tried some 101, i will say I did not approach with too much caution. Quite the throat scratcher as a previous reviewer stated. This isn't a bourbon that will make you sell everything you possibly own to get a drink, but I must say it is everything you'd expect from a whiskey. Very nice on the palate and the finish is even smoother, and stays. If anyone were to fall back home and say i don't know what to drink, this is definitely one drink that will not disappoint. Many say that buffalo trace is better, but I don't think so. They're very different, yet still hold that straight bourbon feel, and do it with great success. I will say that perhaps buffalo trace does finish a little more pleasantly, but doesn't stay as long as 101 does. Sipping 101 is more enjoyable to me than is Buffalo trace, but both are still fantastic. My verdict, 101 is that kind of drink you need after a long and hard day.

31st July 2014

great bourbon

All you sissies cry baby's and complainers can keep too your crap drinks its a bourbon not a Canadian Irish or blended crap to those of you putting this in the same class as those its bourbon great bourbon...

20th June 2014

Classic Turkey

I am about to open my forth bottle of 101 having been previously nurtured on the lower strength gobbler. This particular 'straight' is pure, clean and a throat tickler. It is one of those whiskies that does not appreciate being watered down or polluted with soft drinks. To be drunk as it comes, hot or cold, pure nectar. It’s difficult being unfaithful to 101 once you have tried it.

19th March 2014

Outstanding bourbon!

A really interesting fellow, so single-malty in the nose. In the mouth you have dried fruits and a cigar. Great finish based on tobacco leafs and white pepper. Elegantly dry in the aftertaste.

1st March 2014


Love it..a bourbon with balls that has the same qualities as the rest with spice....this is not Buffalo Trace...this isn't a gentlemans sippin' whisky, cut it with some soda and make it a great old fashion!

28th February 2014

Outstanding, consistently excellent bourbon

I love this bourbon. High quality ingredients and production process result in a great product that is quite affordable. It beats the pants off that blended crap others drink, such as Jameson, Johnnie Walker, and Bushmills.

20th February 2014


A bit too hard-hitting. Little subtlety. As another user mentions, certainly not as good as Buffalo Trace.

17th February 2014

it is what it is

It is what it is. A strong bourbon that euro water drinkers might not like because it has only seen one oak barrel. Not light by any means. I am wild turkey 101 is what it says when neat.

15th January 2014

50% ABV but smooth enough to sip neat. That's magic.

Raw power abounds but smooth as silk. Fine for sipping, neat or with a teaspoon of water. Big big bourbon taste. This is a must-try. And it's not even that expensive !! I love it.

13th January 2014

I liked it.

My in-laws bought me a bottle of this at Christmas. Personally? My favourite so far. I am by no means a connoisseur but I certainly prefer it to Jim and Jack's various offerings.

With regard the previous review: I wouldn't really expect this whiskey to be in the same ballpark as the two Irish and one Scotch whiskey the reviewer typically drinks. Apples and oranges...

8th January 2014

Not impressed

I can only offer this review from the standpoint of having sipped the bourbon over ice. I have not mixed it or had it in any cocktails.

That being said--I was not impressed. It's very strong and you start to a buzz after just a few drinks. The description on the label says that this bourbon offers "hints of vanilla ice cream, toffiness, butterscotch with notes of cigar box sweetness". The last part is the only thing that's right--taste like it was filtered through a cigar box--very oaky. I couldn't really find a review before purchasing so thought I would contribute. I typically drink Jamison, Johnny Walker, Bushmills. This is not even in the ballpark.

7th December 2013


Well, I must say its decent. But that's it. There's better in my opinion. Buffalo trace beats this hands down. Still worth a try but I don't see me buying this again.

12th November 2013

Good stuff, get the rare breed if you can

The dirty bird is good stuff, but if you can find it pick up the Rare Breed edition which is bottled straight out of the barrell. It's about ten bucks more but worth it. Although Jesus 42 dollars for WT is crazy. That's 100% mark up from the US prices

25th October 2013

Pure quality

For a well known mass market bourbon, WT is still an amazing product. Very consistent, good flavor profile with a nice spicy rye kick to it. Smooth and easy drinking. A dangerous bird indeed. While I have my fancy single barrels and small batches around, I still always keep a bottle of the bird handy.

25th October 2013



17th April 2013

Best whiskey around?

This stuff is the best stuff you can buy a drink it all the time and it rocks

3rd February 2013

blast from the past

its been 22 years since i last tasted w/turkey.
was fortunate enough that santa brought me a bottle for christmas
forgot how much i liked it

20th January 2013

Long time favourite

This has been my favourite for a long time, at this price point.

24th October 2012

One major problem...

There's only one major problem with this whiskey and that's this: at this moment in time, it's out of stock! C'mon Master of Malt, I wanted to order some of this!

12th November 2011

Great for the Price

This is an excellent bourbon for its price point. It can be had neat and holds up well with mixers. Recommended.

7th July 2011

best ever

better than jack daniels

2nd April 2011


A very very good bourbon, and at this price- excellent.

19th February 2011

For the price...perfect.

Fort a cheap whisky, this is excellent! Highly recommended.

5th December 2010

Jason Earl Usack

Reminds me of living in a tree house, I loved that summer!

31st October 2010

Ian Harrison Smith

It is a good bourbon no doubt but not the best in my travles at least Mr.Greenwood if u see this than Please Tell me were you have gone

13th August 2010

Mr Anthony Greenwood

The nicest Bourbon I have tasted in my travels all over the world.

25th May 2010

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