Wild Turkey 81 Proof

Wild Turkey 81 Proof


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•  Aged between 6 and 8 years
•  A new favourite
•  Kicks where it feels good
•  ABV 40.5%, 70cl




Wild Turkey 81 Proof is a new bourbon whisky from the famous distillery of the same name - it was first released in 2011. It was designed to take over from the 80 proof (ABV 40%) Wild Turkey.

Why? It seems the Wild Turkey Distillery wanted something with more kick than the 80 proof version, while being less pure and rugged than the 101 proof. To achieve this Wild Turkey 81 Proof is made using a recipe with a high rye content. It is then aged in heavily charred barrels (known as #4 alligator char) which adds loads of flavour to the bourbon whisky during the aging process. The blend is a combination of six year old, seven year old and eight year old bourbons.

Wild Turkey 81 Proof bourbon whisky is a solid balance of oak and spice that delivers a satisfying kick. It was crafted by Wild Turkey Associate Master Distiller Eddie Russell. He is the son of legendary Master Distiller Jimmy Russell.

Because of the solid kick, Wild Turkey 81 Proof works great as a mixer. In fact, it was designed to be a great mixer, with Wild Turkey calling it the "perfect mixin' whiskey". It works on its own, but is at its best mixed with cola (or mixed in your preferred cocktail). As such, Wild Turkey 81 Proof is fast becoming an everyday favourite.

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 Austin, Nichols Distilling Co., Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, USA
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