101 Bourbon a Gift for the Connoisseur
Is there a gentleman in your life who loves his bourbon? For me, this man ion an uncle and he has an appreciation for fine spirits especially of the dark variety such as scotch or whisky. When it came to choosing the perfect gift for this gentleman this year, I decided to go with a bottle of Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon. Now you might be wondering why I’ve bought bourbon when I mentioned he likes whisky. Well let’s get one thing straight – all bourbon is whisky, but not all whisky is bourbon. Bourbon tastes stronger and sweeter than other whiskeys. That’s because it’s distilled from a critical ingredient: corn.
Wild Turkey 101 features a high rye content, and this iconic drop is perfectly aged in American White Oak Barrels with the deepest char for more character. It's created by a marriage of 6-8-year-old bourbons and has a deep, vibrant amber colour. On the nose, this bourbon is rich with deep vanilla, caramel and oak. It also features light hints of oranges and toffee. On the palate, this bourbon explodes with bold spice and black pepper with subtle hints of dry fruit. Wild Turkey 101 has a long, deep and smooth finish with a recognisable burn. This bourbon is best enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in a classic cocktail.
Need another reason to pick up a bottle? Well, its seven medals may persuade you with the most recent being a double gold at San Fransisco World Spirits Competition in 2016. According to Master Distiller Jimmy Russell, what sets this bourbon apart is its high-proof which contributes to its bold flavour. To achieve this, 101 is distilled at a lower proof than competitors, so less water is added to the distilling process resulting in a fuller and more pure bourbon taste.
Wild Turkey 101 RRP 50 AUD. Available from Dan Murphy’s stores nationally along with selected liquor merchants nationwide. .