Wild Turkey 81

Thoughts on bourbon, I will be honest, not my first choice. However don’t kick a gift horse in the mouth. I got a bottle of Wild Turkey 81 and I will treat it like any other whisky. Bourbons is whiskey in the sense that it is a distilled alcohol made from malted grains.  For whisky the grain in question is at least 50% barley. For Bourbon the the ratio must be at least 51% corn.…by law (http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=30278) as well as a myriade of other requirents.

This is a young bourbon aged the required 3 years in oak barrels. The nose is chalk full of pleasant vanilla and oak. It moves aggressively though the palate and up the nostril, almost singing the hairs


The palate is straight forward, not terribly subtle


The finish is rugged and harsh brining to mind the kind machismo that would agree and say it’s a man that likes the smell of napalm in the morning, I digress. The slow burn chased down the windpipe.

I know there are better bourbons out there and I will gladly try them but this one is good for the mixer and cooking


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