SanFranciscoWorldSpiritsCompetition award Silver 2012
Wild Turkey 81 is an 81 proof (40.5% alcohol) bourbon aged 6-8 years, longer than any other bourbon in its class. To give it that signature kick, Eddie Russell uses the classic Wild Turkey high-rye mash bill and ages it in our famous #4 alligator char American oak barrels. 81 shines on its own, but it's best in a mixed drink like a Manhattan or Old Fashioned.
Nose: A spiced, oaky nose with vanilla fudge, rye spices and coffee beans.
Palate: Rich and thick, notes of caramel, manuka honey and fudge, hints of rhubarb and custard sweets and oily espresso beans.
Finish: Caramel and coffee, hints of Black Forest honey and Hot Cross Buns. Charred and spicy.