Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon Review: A Bold, Sweet, and Creamy Value

Review by Mark Pringle |

84 Highly Rated Bourbon General Review of Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon

Wild Turkey 101 is a wonderfully spicy, sweet, and creamy bourbon. It is a very enjoyable neat drinker that gets better and smoother as your drink it. There are very few bourbon values as good as this. 

Rating: 84


Ratings breakdown based on a 100 point scale.

  • 90-100 Exceptional
  • 80-89 Very Good
  • 70-79 Average
  • 60-69 Below Average
  • 50-60 Drain Pour

Detailed Tasting Notes

Nose Review - Rating: 78

The aroma is a pleasant vanilla, cinnamon, and pepper spice. Good, but not complex.

Palate Review - Rating: 85

The palate is a reasonably hot cinnamon and rye spice with a nice undercurrent of sweetness. In fact, the oily sweetness may be dominant depending on your palate. What I find interesting is that has a wonderful mouthfeel for something at this price range. The bourbon will coat your tongue and throat. Honey sweetness on the backend. The spice/sweetness ratio is perfect.

Finish Review - Rating: 83

The finish is hot long and bold. The spicy heat stays on the back of your throat for a long time.

Uniqueness Review - Rating: 81

While the profile is not unique, the quality at this price point is unusual.

Value Review - Rating: 92

One of the best flavor/price deals at this price point.

Author: Mark Pringle
Smell IS taste. I am just a guy who has been hit with the bourbon bug and who has come to the conclusion that life is too short to drink average tasting bourbons. Go Gators!
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